KSU is happy to be a host site for the 2016 Global Game Jam. Following our past years' jams, we will have a supportive environment for creative participants of all talents and interests.
This is the global game jam, so we'll be one of hundreds of sites, and you'll be one of thousands of jammers! :)
There are two steps to register.
- Register on the GGJ site to ensure you're on their radar and a global participant
- Register on the KSU ePay site to submit your payment (and so we have your email for announcements and t-shirt size for our giveaways)
You can register at the door, but help us order enough pizza/food/drinks by registering early. No one wants to run out of pizza or get the wrong site t-shirt at a game jam! :)
Register by January 15 to guarantee you get a t-shirt.
Our site will offer the main GGJ theme, and we're also working with game/media companies that will sponsor 'threads' within the jam. Participants have the option of joining these threads and developing games and media projects of interest to these sponsoring companies for the opportunity for internships/jobs/prizes/etc. In particular, KSU will pilot a games/media entrepreneurship program in summer of 2016, and we will support the best games/projects from this jam to lead into this summer opportunity. Of course, this is completely optional; there is no wrong way to jam... so you can do anything you'd like during the weekend.
As we've done in past years, you can arrive starting at 3pm, and we'll begin around 5pm on Friday with opening ceremony; if you must arrive later, that's OK. We'll conclude around 5pm on Sunday.
- You must be 18+ years of age to participate.
- Participants can come and go as they please; you do not need to stay at the event for the entire time.
- We encourage all kinds of participants; you don't have to be a college student and you don't have to be an KSU student to participate, so invite friends and anyone you think might be interested in joining us.
- Participants can come with teams already established, but we encourage you to join a team once you arrive so that you can meet new people. You don't have to have a team already formed.
- You don't have to have massive coding/programming skills to participate. People of all skill levels can contribute, and we need designers, programmers, and artists (composers, audio, 2D, environmental, and 3D).
- We have numerous computer labs with equipment, but feel free to bring your own rig/devices if you'd like.
- The registration fee covers the cost of food for the weekend and t-shirts/swag.
Come to J202 in the J/Atrium building (Marietta campus) between 3-5pm on Friday, January 29th to begin the weekend.
Driving directions and a campus map if needed.
Opening ceremonies will begin shortly after 5pm in Q202, but if you arrive slightly later, you'll not miss too much.
We look forward to seeing you at this great event on the 29th!