The Global Game Jam is a yearly event that takes place over the course of 48 hours. The event itself is widely paricipated in all around the world by those particularly interested in the games industry. While participants are not expected create the next billion-dollar IP, there have been games such as Surgeon Simulator that have gone on to become international successes. Our event is not restricted to students; whether you're an industry veteran or are yet to create your first pong game, you're welcome to attend.
Our only requirement is that you're passionate about games.
Teams typically consist of at least one programmer, artist and sound designer, though if you don't have a team already we will be running a short session to help form one for you.
Teamwork and time management are two areas in which the GGJ really tests participants. In only two days they are required to form their game concept, produce original art and sound, code and implement mechanics / features and then playtest their itterations to ensure it is bug-free, or, more reaslistically, bug-slightlyfreer. It’s not an easy journey, but it’s one that promotes core employability skills, creativity and acts as an additional piece for those looking to kick-start their industry portfolio.
Now in its 5th year, BCU will be hosting an on-campus GGJ event.
Sleeping areas will be designated, you are not required to stay within the university for the duration, though if you wish to leave for the night you must do so before 11pm.
Don't feel dishearted if you have no experience, the GGJ is all about creating something. Having a technical problem? You've got an entire community of developers around you!
Sign up, make a cool game, get free food and maybe even win a trophy!
Once you have your ticket, be sure to sign up here: