We are delighted to announce that we will be a host for this year’s Global Game Jam Next!
What is a global game jam?
The goal of a game jam is to come together and make a game (be it a videogame, board game, card game…) Jammers quickly come up with new ideas, and make quick sketches of how they might work to prototype and playtest. Jammers will be given a theme. The brief time span will encourage creative thinking and hopefully innovative experimental games. Global Game Jam Next is aimed at 12-17 and provides both educational opportunities to learn about game development.
When is the Global game Jam?
The Jam will take place at the NVA on Sunday the 29th of July from 11am-5pm. The Jam will start with a presentation at 11:30am.
What will the NVA provide?
The NVA will provide some laptops with software pre-installed but feel free to bring your own if you are able.
Our workshop leaders will be there to support you.
The NVA will provide drinks and snacks but you will need to bring your own packed lunch or use our cafe facilities.
I want to take part but I don’t know how to make a game!
Not to worry! The NVA will be hosting drop in workshops in the lead up to the Jam
26th July 1-2pm Twine
26th July 3-5pm Scratch
27th July 3-5pm Gamemaker 2
28th July 3-5pm Unity
This is a PixelHeads event. In order to make parental consent quick and easy, we ask that everybody who attends this event is signed up as a PixelHead. Once it’s done, we have all the consent we need to accept your child onto any of our events. Parents/guardians will be asked to fill out GGJN consent forms upon attending