We’re very proud to officially announce that Gamedev NL will be holding our inaugural game jam January 26-28, 2018, coinciding with the 2018 Global Game Jam.
What is a game jam?
A game jam is, at its most basic, an event where people come together to make games. The Global Game Jam FAQ has much more information about what game jams are and how the Global Game Jam.
How will the Gamedev NL Jam work?
Participants will be divided into two leagues, Senior (18+) and Junior.
Due to the rules governing the Global Game Jam, Junior entrants will not be eligible to have their work counted towards the Global Game Jam, but will still be eligible for the Sunday Showcase and other events during the jam.
Entry Criteria (aka It’s not just for videogames!)
We will be accepting very broad interpretations of the word “game”. Traditional video games will be accepted, as will board games, interactive art installations, and, pending discussion with participants, other creative projects which incorporate interaction as a significant element.
If you’re still not sure if your idea will “fit”, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of our Prep Sessions (see below).
How can I participate?
Show up! We will be hosting the jam at a variety of locations around St. John’s, including our home base, Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road, from January 26-28, 2018.
I don’t know how to make games!
We will be holding sessions at Common Ground (30 Harvey Road) leading up to the jam to help jammers prepare for the event. This will give you a chance to meet the Gamedev organizers and your fellow jammers and to start thinking about what tools you want to use to create your jam entry.
Session 1: November 11, 2017, 4PM-730PM, Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road
Session 2: TBA December 2017
Session 3: TBA January 2018, MUN Campus
I don’t know anyone else who makes games!
Come to our meetups! We hold monthly meetups at Common Ground and other venues. Our meetups are always announced via our website, Facebook, and Twitter (see below).
We are also encouraging jammers to meet up with others via related community events such as CTSNL’s project nights, every Thursday at Jumping Bean on Elizabeth.