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The BC Game Jam is an annual student-focused event uniting game developers to make something awesome in 48 hours from Sept. 17 - 19th 2021!

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The BC Game Jam is an annual event uniting game developers across all disciplines to create a game. Starting from scratch, attendees will gather in teams and have the event's 48 hours to finish their project and show it off to everyone else.

While the event is focused on giving high school and post-secondary students a chance to show the world what they can do, we welcome anyone to come jam with us. 

You can find additional information on our website: bcgamejam.com

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What is a game jam?

A game jam is an event where game enthusiasts come together and create a game based on a theme that has been given by the organizers.

How long is the event?

48 hours from start to finish. Schedule TBA.

Who is this event for?

Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience.

Is there a minimum age limit?

No, but if you are under 19 years of age, there is a waiver that your guardian must sign.

Where is the event being held?

Due to safety precautions for Covid-19, BC Game Jam 2021 will be hosted online via the group chatting platform Discord.

What if we don't have anyone working on audio for our team?

We will have the Tree of Audio (an audio team) on-site to help everyone with SFX and audio.

What if I'm the audio engineer/interested to work as an audio engineer for this jam and I don't have a team?

You can either join the Tree of Audio and potentially work on multiple teams' audio or join a specific team and focus on the audio for that team.

What if we don't have anyone working on art for our team?

We will have Pixel Route (a team of artists) on-site to help everyone with game art.

What if I'm the artist/interested to work as an artist for this jam and I don't have a team?

You can either join Pixel Route and potentially work on multiple teams' art or join a specific team and focus on the art for that team.

Do I need a team?

Jams are usually done in teams, but it's completely up to you whether or not you'd like to work in one.  If you do want a team but don't have one, you will have a chance at the event before the jamming starts to mingle with the rest of attendees and make or join a team.

Is there a maximum team size?

There is a maximum team size of 10 if you want to be eligible for prizes. This includes any Tree of Audio or Pixel Route member(s) working on your game.

How much game development experience do I need to attend the event?

You do not need any experience at all. This is meant to be a fun event for anyone with any level of experience in game development. Even if you know very little about game development, you will learn a lot about it during the 48 hours.

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BC United Student Game Developers Association (BUS) is a student-run non-profit organization with the goal of promoting game development to students in British Columbia. We connect and work with various student groups to provide better resources and opportunities for their members. The BC Game Jam is our most prolific event, where we invite students from all over the province to create something awesome together over a weekend.

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