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Global Game Jam 2018 at Volta

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Volta Labs

1505 Barrington st

7th Floor

Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

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Ready to Jam? #LetsJamHFX

For the 5th year running Volta Labs is Halifax's jam site for Global Game Jam! GGJ will be a weekend full of game creation, design and prototyping. Get ready to jam!


Important Notes!

- Particpants must be of the age of majority (19+) in order to participate. Anyone who is under 19 and wishes to participate must be accompied by a legal guardian who is 19 or older throughout the entire duration of the event.

- In order to participate you MUST register both through Eventbrite and on the Global Game Jam website. On the site please indicate you're a participant at the Volta Labs site.

- Work (including source code and executable) should be uploaded to the Global Gam Jam site for 3pm on Sunday January 28th.


What is a Game Jam?

The goal is to come together and make a video game, or non-digital game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the game industry. All GGJ sites share a common theme and constraints. The theme will be revealed during the Friday evening (January 26th) and all games created are based on that theme. Participants will be asked to create the game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to encourage creative thinking to build small but innovative and experimental games.

Who's invited?

Anyone who wants to create a video game, board game or card game is welcome from January 26th-28th to collaborate with other gamers, designers, developers and people interested in learning about game creation. We'll be providing the theme, food, space and internet. All you need to bring is a laptop, any software/hardware you need and some ideas! We have some Raspberry Pis and mobile devices as well. Do not come to the Jam with a team. Ideally everyone forms teams on the Friday, and will therefore recieve the chance to work with a new collaborator or a few!

Do I need special skills to participate in the GGJ?

Although having computer skills is helpful, code experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists and more are all welcome to try their hand at making a game.

Is the GGJ only for professionals?

Not at all. Everyone is welcome.

When is the Global Game Jam?

The Halifax GGJ will start at 5 pm on January 26 and goes for ~48 hours through to January 28.

How should I sign up?

Sign up on Eventbrite and register on the GGJ website.

See you there! #LetsJamHFX


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Volta Labs

1505 Barrington st

7th Floor

Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

Canada

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