Alberta Game Jam - Remote Participation

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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 Edmonton, Calgary, 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 those who are planning on participating in Alberta Game Jam remotely through the AGJ Discord. Please visit the Calgary, Edmonton, or Lethbridge Eventbrite pages if you wish to participate in person at a physical location.

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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 go to sleep!

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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!

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