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Alberta Game Jam - Calgary Site

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Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest

Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

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Alberta Game Jam is Alberta's first and largest province wide game jam event, seeking to unite game developers throughout the province!

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Are you a current or aspiring game developer in Alberta? Are you looking for a way to connect with developers in our community, learn new skills, or experiment with cool ideas? Join us on August 23rd-25th in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge for the first ever Alberta Game Jam!

The Alberta Game Jam is Alberta's first and largest province wide game jam event, seeking to help unite and empower developers throughout our province. Whether you're a seasoned developer already working in the industry or a novice looking to get started, game jams are an excellent way to get connected to your peers, flex your creative muscles, and share experiences by making games! If you're new to game development, game jams are also a great way to learn the ins and outs of the process and start building up pieces for your portfolio.

Note: This Eventbrite page is specifically for the Calgary site located on the second floor of Mount Royal University in room 0219. Please visit the Edmonton or Lethbridge Eventbrite pages if you're closer to or more interested in participating at these sites. If you are interested in participating remotely, please visit the Remote Participation page.

Don't have a site near you? It's not too late to set up a site of your own! If you are a game developer located in a town or city other than Calgary, Edmonton, or Lethbridge and would like to set up a physical site for you and other developers in your area to participate, please contact our team at abgamejam@gmail.com!

Unable to get to any of the physical sites, but would still like to participate? We have you covered! We have done our best to ensure that the physical venues that we have chosen are accessible to those with physical mobility issues and other disabilities, but we know that there are other factors that may make participating in person difficult or impossible. While we do strongly encourage you to attend in person if you can, if you can't and would like to participate remotely, please join our Discord! The Alberta Game Jam team will do their best to ensure that you are sorted into a team (if that's what you want).

Event Details:

How It Works:

The goal of the Alberta Game Jam is to create a game in 48 hours within a multidisciplinary team according to a super! secret! theme! that will be announced that the beginning of the event. After the theme is revealed, participants will be able to meet and mingle with each other and form teams before starting to work on their game. (Think of it like a hack-a-thon, but focused on game development!) Teams may choose to make digital or board games, so long as it adheres to the theme in some way.

At the end of the 48 hour period, each team presents their game, where they will share their experiences and what they learned throughout the jam.

Alberta Game Jam starts promptly at 5 pm on Friday, August 23rd and ends at 5 pm Sunday, August 25th. Your game must be uploaded to the Alberta Game Jam itch.io page by 5 pm. Presentations start right at 6 pm, and then we can all go home and sleep!

Teams:

Attendees may choose to come with a team already made, but in the spirit of encouraging collaboration and experimentation, it is preferred that you form a team at the event once the theme has been announced. Use this opportunity to meet new people and work with someone different!

Team size may not exceed 7 people. Solo teams are allowed, though we encourage you to at least talk to your fellow developers throughout the event!

The Alberta Game Jam is open to people of all disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of experience. Game development would not be possible without programmers, designers, artists, writers, and audio artists, so please do not be discouraged from attending if you don't know how to do everything. There is guaranteed to be someone at the event that can do what you can't (and vice-versa!) for you to team up with. And if you don't know how to do anything, this event is the perfect place to learn!

Site Amenities:

Your $5 ticket reserves you a spot, as well as helps to fund the venue's snack table and any other costs associated with hosting the event. Each of the current physical venues are wheelchair accessible.

Due to the restrictions of each venue, there will be slight differences between each. To view what amenities the other venues have to offer, please visit the Edmonton or Lethbridge Eventbrite page.

Calgary Amenities:

  • Participants are able to sleep overnight if needed (bring your own sleeping bag, air mattress, pillow, etc... whatever you need to be comfortable)
  • Showers are available at MRU Recreation
  • The MRU food court (Wyckham House) is located on the same floor as the jam, a short distance away.
  • Paid parking is available in Lot 2

Sponsored by The Rec Room - Principal Sponsor of the Calgary Alberta Game Jam Site

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Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest

Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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