Global Game Jam @ USW Cardiff

Jam Site Owner: 
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Entrance Fee: 
4pm - 10pm Friday, 9am -10pm Saturday, 9am - 5pm Sunday.
Jam Site Description: 

Are you a creative games designer, artist, programmer or audio designer up for a challenge? If so, come and be part of the Global Game Jam. You will have the weekend to conceive and build a game.

Join up with over 95 countries (we had 700 Jam-sites last year) in a 48-hour mad dash to create something!

Doors will be open from 4pm on Friday evening for everyone to meet. The themes will be announced by Global Game Jam so that the fun can begin and ending at 5pm on Sunday.

Do not come to the Jam with a team (this is GGJ policy!). Everyone will have some time to think and pitch an idea. Use this as a chance to collaborate with new friends or peers you don't know.

It doesn’t matter what tech/tools you use to develop your projects - GameMaker, Unity, Unreal, HTML5, Cardboard and cutlery, you can use whatever you want... and any type of game (including non-digital games like board, party, card games etc).

Participants will have access to the university's games labs and the equipment in them, there is a wide range of software for making games installed on the PCs in the labs. 

You are able to bring your own equipment, any desktop computers will need to be PAT tested before they are plugged in on site (we are not able to provide a PAT testing service).

Games will be submitted to the Global Game Jam website on Sunday before the 3pm deadline. Teams will then have the opportunity to present their game to everyone.


A big thank you to our sponsors...

University of South Wales and Games Wales.

About University Of South Wales

With more than 30,000 students the University of South Wales (USW) is a major player in UK higher education - one of the UK's ten biggest campus universities by student number. With campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport,the University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers. There are a vibrant set of Games courses and cognisant disciplines available to study in Cardiff. USW is also the South Wales Hub for the UK Games Fund Tranzfuser programme.

About Games Wales

Games Wales is a voluntary organisation made up of people from within the games industry in Wales. Our mission is to champion and promote games-making in Wales, to support the industry here, and to make sure everyone keeps talking to each other. Games Wales holds monthly meetups, a quarterly lecture series, an annual conference and sporadic game jams.



Food Options: 
Access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Participants will have access to the university's games labs and the equipment in them, there is a wide range of software for making games installed on the PCs in the labs.
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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