Innovation. Collaboration. Experimentation.
Get together and create games in one weekend at SAE Institute London on 20 - 22 January 2017.
About Global Game Jam
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the world simultaneously, but at different physical locations. Many have described it as a hackathon, focused on game development.
The jam is always an intellectual challenge with people required to design, develop, create, test and make a new game in 48 hours.
The event was born out of the idea, that in today’s heavily connected world, gamers come together, be creative, share experiences and express themselves in a multitude of ways using video games.
GGJ is designed stimulate collaboration, creativity, community spirit and is not a competition.
How can you take a part?
Please book your FREE Ticket via EventBrite.co.uk*
We accept registration ONLY via EventBrite* - our official registration site!
*All attendees during the event (20-22 January 2017) will be asked to register on official Global Game Jam website.
Who can attend Global Game Jam?
The event is open to all guests wishing to attend - students, graduates and industry professionals.
Are there any age restrictions?
Yes, all participants must be 18+ years old.
When is Global Game Jam 2017?
Global Game Jam will take place on 20 - 22 January 2017.
How many Jammers will be on this Site?
We can ONLY accommodate 85 jammers at SAE Institute London.
Where is the site located?
SAE Institute London Campus is located...
...2 minutes from the Haggerston Overground Station
...13 minutes by bus from Old Street - bus 243 (towards Wood Green)
...15 minutes by bus from the Liverpool Street Station - Bus 242 (towards Homerton Hospital) or 149 (towards Edmonton Green)
What is the event programme?
Friday, 20 January - Arrivals and introduction
2.00pm - 4.45pm Check in
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Industry Talk: Oscar Clark - 17 Trends To Look Out For In 2017. Oscar, Evangelist at Unity will take a wry look at the trends, hazards and opportunities coming in the new year. You won't believe number 13!
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Industry Talk: Dr. Kam Star - All your game are belong to us. You approach the Gate, quivering with fear and excitement. It's the gate you've been looking for your entire life, and now you have a chance. All you have to do is survive the hour to join the ranks of the game design master of the world! In this fast paced adventure you'll find out how to design an original game in less than a minute - and you'll get to design some original games too! Just don't be late or you'll miss the gate!
4.30pm - 4.45pm Break
4.45pm - 5.45pm Welcome to Global Game Jam 2017! Announcements & Keynote
5.45pm - 6.15pm Get to know each other, form your team and choose your team leader
6.15pm + Let's get it started!
Saturday, 21 January - Working day
11.00am Deadline to create user profile and game page at globalgamejam.org
2.00pm Exchange your knowledge! Walk around and network with other Jammers!
5.00pm Playtesting each other's games
Sunday, 22 January - Working day
3.00pm - Deadline for handing in the game
3.30pm - 5.00pm Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes to do a short presentation of their games
5.00pm - 7.00pm Social event
Is the venue open all the time during Global Game Jam?
Yes, SAE Institute London will be open 24 hours for all registered Global Game Jam participants from Friday afternoon (20th January) through to Sunday afternoon (22nd January).
Is there secure storage for personal belongings?
No, there is not. Please keep your belongings with you all the time. Each participant is responsible for his or her own equipment and belongings.
Is there any food provided?
We ask that you please bring your own food and drinks. However, there is a Tesco opposite the site which remains open until 11.00pm.
What are the facilities available?
Please bring your own equipment - laptops, software, etc. SAE Institute London provides access to free Wi-fi and power extensions.
Do you have additional questions?
Please contact SAE Institute London site organisers on email@example.com
More information about Global Game Jam can be found at - http://globalgamejam.org/
WE LOOK FORWARD SEEING YOU ON 20 - 22 JANUARY 2017
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