MADJAM 2016: Global Game Jam

Jam Site Owner: 
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Entrance Fee: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Jam Site Description: 

MADJAM 2016 starts off with a bang as we host the official Edmonton site for the world’s largest game jam, the Global Game Jam. Participants will be joining the worldwide game development community to create amazing games in 48 short hours, using the guidelines and theme set forth by Global Game Jam.

Participation is free and all skill sets and skill levels are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to attend without a previously formed team. The entire event will be streamed live on Twitch. 

At the end of the 48 hours, our panel of judges will play through all the submitted games and, using a rigorously detailed rubric, will select their Judges’ Pick. Teams will also be invited to compete for the Badge Collector award by successfully meeting optional design, technical, and artistic criteria.

Please bring your own extension cables, powerbars, and computers/hardware. We also suggest you bring re-usable water bottles to reduce waste! The venue will have bathrooms and a lounge area to nap and relax.

The Opt-In Food Pass will give you access to a variety of catered meals, snacks, and drinks for the duration of the game jam. Opt-in Food Pass can be purchased right here or upon entry (cash or credit cards accepted) and apply to one individual and not an entire team.

We invite developers, artists, writers, animators, composers, designers, and voice actors to participate. If you can contribute to any aspect of game development, we welcome you with open arms!


This event is part of this year's MADJAM series of game jams. We suggest you check out the official website for more information. There will be judges and awesome prizes!

We will help facilitate team pairings.

Food Options: 
Meals provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Power, internet, tables and chairs, power bars, extension cables
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 

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