Wrexham Glyndwr University: GGJ20

Jam Site Owner: 
Log in to contact Rich Hebblewhite
Entrance Fee: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Jam Site Description: 

Join the award winning game development team at WGU for the most experienced Global Game Jam site in Wales. Our Jam is supported by a team of experienced developers from both academia and the games industry. We will be hosting a live feed, Q&A and a number of activities throughout the jam weekend.

Our site has 24-hour security and is open for the entire 48 period. Shower and changing facilities are also available on site.

Our Jam is open to ALL (attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Basic training can be provided on site, along with access to art and craft materials for those wishing to engange in non-digital game projects.

Event Schedule:

Opening Ceremony: CIB Room 108 A+B (The PC suite on the first floor).

Friday, 31st of January, 2020

4.00pm – 5.00pm:  Registration Completion & Initial Meet/Greet
5.00pm – 5.30pm:  Keynote: Chris Payne (Managing Director, Quantum Soup)
5.30pm – 6.00pm:  Official GGJ Keynote Opening & Mystery Theme Reveal
6.00pm – 6.15pm:  Official Game Jam Group Photo
6.00pm – 6.30pm:  Ice Breaker & Brain Storming
7.30pm:                     Dinner Time! (Provided by WGU Game Jam)

Saturday, 1st of February 2020 (Day Schedule)

All Day!                   :  Continue with Game Development
1.00pm – 2.00pm:  Lunch Time! (Provided by WGU Game Jam)
2.00pm – 3.00pm:  Shared Live Stream with Silesia Game Jam (Poland)
3.00pm:                     Deadline for creation of Game Project on GGJ website.

Sunday, 2nd of February 2020 (Day Schedule)

11am – 11.30am:    LIVE GGJ Stream! (Please be available!)
1.00pm – 2.00pm:   Lunch Time! (Provided by WGU Game Jam
2.00pm – 3.00pm:   Testing & Debugging
3.00pm – 5.00pm:   FINAL UPLOAD deadline for your game on the GGJ website.
5.00pm – 6.00pm:   Photos & Game Demos + Packing Up!

Feel free to contact us for more information!

Our Global Game Jam Sponsors:

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is home to an award winning game development programme team. Voted UK Games Fund Regional Development Hub of the Year (2018). It is also bosts one of the UK’s top rated games courses based on student satisfaction (National Student Survey). We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at the UKs most recognisable game studios such as Ubisoft, Rockstar, Travellers’ Tales and Rebellion. Our unique Business Accelerator empowers students to form start-up games studios supported by our specialist incubation centre. We work in partnership with organisations such as Games Talent Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society. WGU is also an official Tranzfuser Regional Hub supported by UK Games Fund.


Games Talent Wales

Games Talent Wales is a grassroots talent development program for the games developers, focused on university alumni and final year students. Annually, the programme supports eight companies made up of students from the two lead supporting universities, all of which launch their games at the EGX Games Talent Wales exhibition. Participating companies receive business support, grand funding, incubation space, and mentoring from top Welsh game studios as well as individual industry mentors. Games Talent Wales is backed by the UK Games Funds Tranzfuser and funded by the Welsh Government.

Visit the official Games Tales Wales site here.

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Several PC Labs along with an Apple accredited studio with latest versions of Autodesk Maya, 3D Max, Mudbox, UE4, Unity, XCode and Android. Other platforms are available on request.
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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