Edinburgh Global Game Jam

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Maximum Capacity: 
Open for entire 48 hours (via keycard access)
Jam Site Description: 

Hello! If you are in Edinburgh or the surrounding area please come and join us to make some cool games, weird interactive thing, or any other game adjacent stuff! We welcome everyone from programmers, sound and music designers, board game creators, and alt-controller builders!

After the 140 people and 30 games of last year, we are keen to make this event even bigger, better, and more inclusive. There are already plans afoot to invite local developers and businesses to get involved, and there will be a super-secret Edinburgh-Only Diversifier too! Look out for more information closer to the event.

We will be located in the JKCC at Merchiston Campus, which provides space for 150+ people, with plenty of space for you to set up a team, or find a quiet place to work by yourself. We will supply power and wifi, but please don't bring a big gaming PC as it can cause issues, so stick to your laptop! Oh, and if you do want to make anything physical, please be aware you won't have access to a workshop, so no soldering and/or power tools on site!

You will receive an invite to the slack channel sometime after registering. Closer to the event we will email out jammer info packs which will include more information, along with the GGJ and our site's Code of Conduct.

Finally, after a long and illustrious 4+ years of organising the Edinburgh Global Game Jam, Sam has retired and handed the baton over! If you were around last year though, you will have seen me around as one of the organisers.

P.S. Although the venue will be open 24 hours, we'll be encouraging jammers to practice good physical and mental health... in other words, we're wanting you to go home and sleep, so please ensure you have somewhere to stay!

Registration will be 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday the 31st, with the keynote and team formation after that. Please try to come along then if you can! If you are unable to attend on the Friday, please come and see an organiser at the HQ/Helpdesk when you arrive.

Food Options: 
Access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Power, Wifi, Limited PC Access (subject to participant numbers)
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone (And we mean anyone - come and make a game, alt-controller, or anything game adjacent!)
Age Restrictions: 
16+. Under 16's accompanied by a legal guardian at all times while attending the jam.

Recently Uploaded Games

It's a character and confidence building game about finding yourself... if you were a robot. Rebuild your robot with the parts that are on the ground.
You play as a damaged robot and you must collect the replacement parts scattered across the map. In order to proceed you must platform your way to the part locations.
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This site is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets
This site has a quiet space/spaces away from the main jam areas
This site has free coffee
This site recycles
This site is alcohol free / has alcohol free spaces
This site has 24 hour security
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This site has parking
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This is a non smoking site
This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
This site welcomes jammers creating hardware games/alternative controllers
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