Plenty of previous participants had little or no game development experience, but they had a blast. We’ll have lots of people willing to answer questions and help you learn at your own pace!
No! Games also need artists, writers, and designers. There is no rule for whether your game must be 2D, 3D, complex, or even have graphics. Make a board or card game if you like!
Yes! You need to bring your own computer capable of connecting to Wi-Fi.
Unlike typical ICT Game Jam's this event is in coordination with Global Game Jam which is a week long event. So you are welcome this year to start your work on Monday, January 22nd at noon. Then you can come to the Jam to finish it up.
Or just start on Friday, that is totally fine too!
Doors open at 6pm, kickoff slides and intro start at 7pm. Participants will receive an email to vote on the game jam’s theme. Those needing teams will have an opportunity to pitch ideas and form or join teams as necessary. You can even work solo if you want. 3 people is ideal, and we prefer teams stay below 5. Then it’s time to start making games! Work as long as you can, while staying healthy and safe! Overnight work is permitted, but we send people home around midnight.
Show up in the morning. Enjoy refreshments, meals and … oh yeah… build a game! Hit a wall? Ask for help! Lean on the volunteers and fellow game devs for feedback and encouragement! Same closing rules as Friday!
Arrive in the morning to put the finishing touches on your game. Work stops, lunch begins at 12pm. Now play each other's games and hang out!
At 2pm have Friends and Family come play your games!