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Game Jam VII - February 2020

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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†: ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€!

Welcome to Glasgow Universityโ€™s 7th Game Jam, also co-hosted by UWS Game Development Society! This is the perfect place to practice or learn game development.

Itโ€™s also perfect for idk your first date?? Youโ€™ll know if your relationship will last about 30 hours in when nothing works and youโ€™re sure itโ€™s because they INSISTED on making the game have online multiplayer

Hereโ€™s the premise: at the start of the jam, you will be given a theme - a word or phrase that you design your game around! You work in a team (who you are sure to love by the end of this endeavour) and create something that uses that theme in some way.

The theme could be something like โ€˜loveโ€™ (unlikely given the title of the game jam but thatโ€™s no excuse not to make a LOVEly gameโ€ฆ. yes that pun was bad). From that theme you somehow incorporate it into your game and use it as your inspiration.

Then youโ€™ll present the game - a genuinely funny watching experience considering the likelihood of bugs - and there will be a playing session to enjoy the games and most off all, allow the judges to pick some winners!

And you do this in (roughly) 48 hours! This might seem daunting, and while it can be stressful at times, itโ€™s also an amazing learning experience. Youโ€™d be amazed at what you can do in such a short time!

Video games take so many different skills to make, ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด! If you can draw, make music, or even are really good at telling people what to do (a super helpful skill when youโ€™re 30 hours in and all the programmers no longer speak human words), you are essential to a team.

Anyway, weโ€™ll provide pizza and give out prizes for the winners. We usually never have quite enough food to sustain 40 odd hungry nerds though, so make sure you stay fed! Bring your own food, and remember to take care of yourself. Donโ€™t Actually Die making your masterpiece - ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ต๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ!

Also new this year - we have a donation option on our tickets. This is ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น, (โ€œ0โ€ is a valid donation amount) but incredibly helpful! ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐˜† ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜. Giving us funds will allow us to keep providing food and prizes - making sure we host a game jam that everyone enjoys.

Youโ€™ll also want to bring the below if you can:

All tools and devices are allowed - if you can use a hairdryer (or, alternatively, cubase) in an exciting way to make your game better, go right ahead and bring it!

See you there!

PS Do you maybe have Other Plans on February 14th (i have no idea why, personally, but)? Do you still want to make games + have recognition for ur sick game makin skills? Never fear! We accept ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€. Weโ€™ll have a link up on our page - any game submitted to it before late Sunday (more info soon) will be entered and judged! (or idk you could just show up midway through the saturday thats fine too)