Game jams are a great way to learn how to make games, meet people with the same passion and push your skills even further if you are already on your way. For the first time ever Cambridge Game Creators will host a jam site for The Global Game Jam - the largest jam in the world with locations across the globe.
What is a jam and who can attend?
Participants are at the start of the jam given a theme to base their game idea on. Teams are then formed and the rest 48 hours are spent making your games. No prior knowledge is required only the motivation to make something during the jam. The goal is to participate and learn other people to know that are interested in creating games. At the end of the jam everyone will showcase their game and based on the participants' votes the best game will be awarded with a small price. To learn more about The Global Game jam that this site is a part of we recommend taking a look at their homepage http://globalgamejam.org/
The Cambridge Jam Site
Access to this jam site is free! However since there is no entry fee there is some things you will need to take care of yourself.
What we provide:
• A chance to meet awesome people interested in creating games
• Delicious wifi
What you need to take care of yourself:
• A laptop if you want to make a video game or materials to create a board game if that's more your cup of tea.
• Food for yourself. There's access to a kitchen and we will look into getting some free food but cannot guarantee that there will be for the whole weekend.
• Somewhere to sleep or for the hardcore jammer an amble source of caffeine to last you through the weekend. We will try and arrange couch surfing for those that are coming from further away but we cannot guarantee that we can find a spot for you. Send a message to Alexander if you are interested in couch surfing or have a couch to spare.
* IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MakeSpace *
MakeSpace, where we will host the jam is a members-only venue. Cambridge Game Creators is a member and it is the responsibility of organisers of these sessions to look after the individuals who will attend. Please be informed that if you are not a member of MakeSpace-Cambridge you will only be able to enter the venue by one of the organisers letting you in (please use the door bell on arrival). Access to parts of the venue other than the jam room will be limited. Please cooperate with the organisers with regards to using the venue responsibly throughout the events and follow their instructions on arrival to ensure the best experience for everyone else who is attending these sessions.
Cambridge Game Creators
Cambridge Game Creators is the most active community of professional and hobbyists who share an interest in the applications and technologies of graphics and visualisation.
We are an official Adobe Community in the east of England and Cambridge; and the world's first Adobe Community with a focus on the games industry.
The Cambridge Game Creators network is supported by Greedy Goblin Games (http://www.greedygoblinsoftware.co.uk/) and Broadcom Corporation (http://www.broadcom.com).