Another month, another Guildford game jam! This time the jam will be hosted with Rocketdesk at the Surrey Technology Centre, from Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June.
We're aiming to run these regularly, once every month or two, so if you're unable to attend this one then keep an eye out for future jams! Details, discussions, and theme voting will take place on our new Facebook group page.
This month's theme:
Awesome Sports Jam
This month's theme was inspired by the recent antics of Dan Marshall, who inadvertently began working on a football game, despite not being a football fan, and knowing very little about the sport itself. This seemed like an interesting game design challenge, so the theme can be summed up as follows:
Take a sport that you don't personally enjoy, or know little about, and try to make a fun game based on it.
It's entirely up to you how strongly you base your game on the reality of the sport. It can be a minor modification of the actual rules, a flat-out reinvention of all of the mechanics, a totally new sport based solely on the sport's name -- the aim is just to make something that you enjoy playing more than the actual sport!
As with the previous jam, the theme is a suggestion, rather than a mandatory restriction. If you want to work on your own theme, on no particular theme, on an existing personal project, or whatever it may be, then don't hesitate to come along! The more the merrier!
Other important info:
The jam kicks off on Friday evening at 7pm. The room is not booked overnight; jammers are encouraged to go home and get a good night's sleep. This lets us all remain rejuvenated, upbeat, and in optimal game-making mindsets. We'll finish up on Sunday evening, leaving a little bit of time for everyone to show off their games, and give others the chance to have a play!
There are no restrictions on team size. Feel free to work on your own, bring a team along with you, or form a team with the other jammers once you arrive.
You will need to bring your own equipment (laptops, drawing tablets, etc.), your own software, and your own food/drink, as these won't be provided. The jam venue is just a short walk from a Tesco superstore, so you can always pop out to fetch more supplies if needed.