When: 3pm Saturday, January 21, 2017
Where: Computer Science building, Room 150, 140 Governor's Dr, University of Massachusetts
What: 24 hours of game making fun (ends 3pm Sunday)
Who: Anyone with an interest in making games, especially if you have some programming, art, audio, or game design skills.
1) Please complete this registration survey. Registration
is free and it will help us know how much food to provide.
2) Create a free global game jam account and list University of Massachusetts (United States, Massachusetts, Amherst) as your jam site.
3) (Optional) Join the Pioneer Valley Meetup Group and spread the word!
|2:30pm Saturday||Attendees begin to arrive|
|3pm Saturday||Jam officially starts! Keynote video and reveal secret theme|
|3:30pm Saturday||Idea generation and brainstorming|
|4pm Saturday||Game pitches and team formation|
|11am Sunday||Playtest session for all games|
|2:30pm Sunday||Upload final games|
|3pm Sunday||Final demos|
Q: Do I need a team to participate?
A: No! Teams will be formed during the game jam.
Q: Do I need skills to participate?
A: It's best if you have some skills in either art, programming, audio, or game design, but everyone is welcome.
Q: What if I already have a game idea?
A: You can make any game you want, but the Global Game Jam has a secret theme that is announced at 3pm Saturday. It's often a fun and rewarding design challenge to consider the theme.
Q: What if I want to make a board game instead of a digital game?
A: Non-digital games are perfectly acceptable. We'll have some supplies available.
Q: Do I need to register on globalgamejam.org to participate?
A: Yes! Everyone must register, and registration is free:
List University of Massachusetts as your jam site.
Q: What if my question isn't answered here?
A: E-mail the Game Jam Organizers.
1) Upload your final game to the Global Game Jam site.
2) Please complete this final survey.
list of game jam resources (art, audio, programming, etc.), courtesy of the Global Game Jam
If you have any questions, please email us!
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