What we're about

Unity is the fastest growing game engine out there. And not only is it being used for game development, there are several examples of applications in advertising, medical, energy, architecture and education. We are a group passionate about the usage of Unity and we welcome new developers and artists as much as we do seasoned industry veterans.

Upcoming events (1)

North Texas Global Game Jam 2023

9700 Wade Blvd

Please register for this year's Global Game Jam at our site:
https://globalgamejam.org/2023/jam-sites/north-texas-game-jam

Hours:
Friday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM-11:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Site Time Zone: America/Chicago

Jam Site Description:
We are meeting in the IT Center on the Frisco Campus of Collin College. This is the same place as last year, but different from our previous home in Plano.

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Friday Evening will be a Keynote, Theme, and Brainstorm held in PFIT-112
After introductions and orientation to the space, we will watch the keynote and the theme announcment (for those who long for "the good old days.") The theme for this years Global Game Jam will be announced on January 28th, so you can view it beforehand (but act surprised)!

https://globalgamejam.org/theme

We have access to much of the first floor of the IT Center, including common areas, conference rooms, and labs open for theme brainstorming before game pitches. There are some Friday night classes, so please do not interrupt.

During the game pitches, we will write each idea on the whiteboards in 112 and then everyone can join the teams with the ideas they find interesting. Please allow others to join your team if they sign up under your game pitch since the game jam is a good way to meet new people and network. Each team should have a producer, responsible for creating the team and uploading the game and its assets to the GGJ website.

We ask that everyone participating register on the GGJ site (here) and you will be asked to confirm your registration on-site when you arrive.
We will have a GameJam access schedule and also schedules on lab doors -- please do not disturb ongoing classes! There are conference rooms in the PFIT-108 digital commons area. Restrooms are close-by and there is a water faucet for refilling water bottles.

Food and drink are not allowed at computer workstations but are allowed at tables and in conference rooms. Drinks are allowed in closable containers. Garbage should be thrown into hallway receptacles (no food in labs/classroom trash cans).

We will jam all day Saturday! Currently, meals are on your own and there are plenty of restaurants nearby, especially along Preston Rd. We welcome sponsorships for meals from interested companies.
We will present our games in the afternoon on Sunday.

Then, we will take our traditional picture by the stairs!

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Friday, February 3rd, 2023
4:45 PM - Start Meeting: Introductions, Space Orientation, Keynote
5:00 PM - Theme announced
7:30 PM -Game Pitches and Team Sign-up
11:00 PM - IT Center closes

Saturday, February 4th, 2023
7:00 AM - IT Center Opens
Noon - All teams registered on GGJ site with members added
11:00 PM - IT Center Closes

Sunday, February 5th, 2023
9:00 AM - IT Center opens
2:45 PM - All Games uploaded to GGJ website & playable presentation computer
3:00 PM - Finished Game Presentation
5:00 PM - event wrap-up and Group Photo by the stairs!

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Collin College Frisco Campus
https://www.collin.edu/campuses/prestonridge/index.html

Campus Map
https://www.collin.edu/campuses/prestonridge/2021Frisco_CampusMapHorz.pdf

Discord Channel for Collin GGJ:
https://discord.gg/thPTmBxA

The IT Center is located at the North (Top) of the map, with plenty of parking nearby. The Parking Garage may close when the building closes (11 PM), so do not park there if you plan to stay late!

Food Options:
Access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity.

Available Tools or Technology:
Computer lab (Mac and PC) - VR Headsets, Adobe Suite, Maya, ZBrush

Who Can Participate: Anyone

Age Restrictions: 16+ only

Educational Partner: Collin College - Frisco Campus

Past events (67)

North Texas [Global] Game Jam

9700 Wade Blvd