UC Davis

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5:30PM-12AM on 1/31, 8AM-12AM on 2/1, 8AM-3PM on 2/2
Jam Site Description: 

The UC Davis Global Game Jam 2020 is coming up at 5:30PM Friday, January 31 to 3PM Sunday, February 2 in the UC Davis Art Annex and you're invited!

The Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game jam event that takes place globally over the span of a weekend. A game jam can be thought of as a hackathon, but for the creation of small games! You can work in teams or on your own to create any game your heart desires, whether it be an analog tabletop game or a digital videogame, BUT your creation must be based on the SECRET theme that will be announced just before the jam begins. So join us for a weekend of fun, creativity, and games at UC Davis as we take on #UCDGGJ20 together! All welcome, no previous game dev experience required!

5:30PM on Friday, January 31th to 3:00PM on Sunday, February 2 (but you don’t have to stay the entire time!) See schedule for event details!

UC Davis Art Annex, Room 107; Hutchison Dr, Davis, CA 95616 (but there will be other available work spaces on campus as well!)

Our official Global Game Jam website is https://globalgamejam.org/2020/jam-sites/uc-davis (join the jam!)
Our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/events/2450985461879081/ (check in on Facebook!)
Our Twitter hashtags are #UCDGGJ20 and #GGJ20 (tweet at us!)

The UC Davis Global Game Jam is made possible by the Game Dev and Arts Club (https://davisgamedev.com/) with the support of the Cinema and Digital Media Department, English Department, and Computer Science Department!


Friday, January 25th

  • 5:30PM Site Opens, Analog Ice Breakers
  • 6:30PM Secret Theme Announcement
  • 7:00PM Dinner, Tool Demos, Brainstorming
  • 8:00PM Pitches and Team Building
  • 9:00PM JAM TIME!
  • 12:00AM Go Home and Rest

Saturday, January 26th

  • 8:00AM Site Opens, JAM TIME!!
  • 10:00AM Deadline for Profile and Game Page
  • 6:00PM Dinner, Check In, and Progress Demos
  • 7:00PM JAM TIME!!!
  • 12:00AM Go Home and Rest

Sunday, January 27th

  • 8:00AM Site Opens, FINAL JAM TIME!!!!
  • 12:00PM Game Presentation Arcade
  • 2:00PM Game Jam Ends
  • 3:00PM Deadline for Game Submissions

Cinema and Digital Media Department
English Department
Computer Science Department
University of California, Davis

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Analog Game Materials in 107; Small Tools as well as Photoshop, Maya, and Unity in 103; Quiet Space in
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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