University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Global Game Jam

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

Create a game in 48 hours at the UNLV International Gaming Institute!

Free pizza, drinks, and snacks will be provided! Prizes will be awarded to the community's favorite jam games!

All experience levels and disciplines are welcome. Mentors will be on-site to help every step of the way. Anyone can make a game! Whether you're a programmer, artist, musician, writer, marketer, researcher, playtester, or anything else, you can help make a game at the Global Game Jam!

Bring your own PC or work alongside a team. Some PCs are available for use on-site but supplies are limited. Board or card games are also encouraged!

Ample free parking is available directly outside the building, as well as the surrounding UNLV parking lots and the Cottage Grove parking garage.

UNLV Global Game Jam 2020 Schedule:

Friday, January 31st:

11am: Unity UNLV Club Meeting

2pm: Global Game Jam Kickoff

  • Mix & Mingle
  • Software Installation & Hardware Setup
  • Free Pizza

3pm: Beginner Unity Tutorial

4pm: Beginner GameMaker Tutorial

5pm: Global Game Jam Start!

  • Theme Announced Internationally
  • 48 Hours to Jam Begins

Additional food and support will be given periodically throughout the jam.

Saturday, February 1st:

12pm: Jam Check-In

5pm: Global Game Jam Halfway Mark

Additional food and support will be given periodically throughout the jam.

Sunday, February 2nd:

12pm: Time To Start Uploading Games!

  • Final Fixes Before Game Upload 

5pm: Global Game Jam Ends!

  • Hard Cutoff Time For GGJ Internationally
  • Make Sure You've Submitted Your Game Before This Point!

5:15pm: Relax And Celebrate!

  • Free Pizza
  • We'll All Play Each Others' Games!

6:30pm: Game Presentations

  • Everyone Will Present Their Games On-Screen!
  • Voting for Community Favorite Games

7:30pm: Community Favorite Games Announced!

  • Prizes Distributed

8pm: Cleanup & Teardown

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Power Strips, Printers, Limited Computers w/ Game Software
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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