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 first Manchester game jam! Madlab will be hosting the event for the full weekend, so Manchester's community of nerds, artists and gamers can get together to design and code playable videogames from scratch in 48 hours (or less!) The jam will be over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April, to coincide with the Ludum Dare global jam (ludumdare.com/compo).
Some people will be entering the full 48-hour Dare (which is a solo online contest with a few rules), and we'll also be running really fun quick-fire jams on both days, so people can drop in and out over the weekend. We're encouraging group efforts, so none-coders and beginners are all highly encouraged to team up and get stuck in. We'll also have the Larkin' About pervasive gaming experts in the house, and some board/card game folks too, so if you want to take your game idea off the screen and make it into something bigger then we have you covered.
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 Thanks! The Manchester Game Jam
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/