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Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in videogame design? Or, are you a gamer who’s curious about how videogames are put together? If so, we’d like to invite you to come join us at Madlab for the next Manchester Game Jam!
Once again we’re throwing a rapid-fire one-day jam, open to anyone and everyone interested in all things game. Like always we’ll announce the theme a few days before the event so everyone has a bit of notice to plan stuff out (or, just turn up and wing it!). Solo and groups are both A-OK, and it doesn’t even have to be a videogame: if board games or anything else is more your bag, that’s cool too. Our only rule is: you have to show your game off at the end!
From novice to ninja, everyone is welcome. Let's make some games! For more info, drop us an email: MCRgamejam@gmail.com Or, leave us a message on the Google group
You can also follow us on Twitter: @MCRgamejam
I’m not a programmer, will I be any use at the jam?
Absolutely! We’re encouraging a really diverse group of people: artists, designers, audio people and everyone in between. Most of our games are videogames, but in the past we’ve had board games and all sorts pop up. Go nuts!
What are the rules?
Rules? Pah! No rules for us. We’ll announce a theme beforehand, but apart from that you can do what you like. Our only request is that at the end of the jam you show everyone what you’ve been working on.
Is there a winner?
Nah. We’re in it for the games, the learning, and the fun. Let’s be honest: you’re all winners at our jam.
Do I need to bring a computer?
If you’re making a digital/computer game, then yes please: we don’t have any machines. We usually have some other fun stuff happening (board games, pervasive gaming), but generally most folks will be making videogames. There’s high-speed WiFi and lots of plug sockets, but you’ll need your own machine.
Who owns the games that get made?
You do! We usually share the finished games online, and we’re encouraging people to share their code too: looking at how people have built stuff is all part of the fun. Ownership of anything goes to the creator of the game, but sharing is caring, right?
Can I participate remotely?
For this event, no. It’s a hands-on, group event. Join us!
I don’t have a ticket, can I come anyway?
If we’re not sold out, you can pay on the door.
I have a ticket, but now I can’t make it. What do I do?
Please let us know, so we can refund you and give someone else your ticket. Demand is high, so we don’t want to waste any tickets!
When & Where
MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
MadLab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff - a place for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, tinkerers, innovators and idle dreamers; an autonomous R&D laboratory and a release valve for Manchester's creative communities.