Concordia GameDev (Montreal)

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Jam opening ceremony 7:15pm Friday, open from 9am-11pm Saturday & Sunday
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Friday, February 3, 2023 - 7:30pm
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Introducing our Global Game Jam 2023 site, held at Concordia University, Montreal. We're doing a 48 hour jam in-person, and the opening ceremony and first night will be held at the JMSB room 3.430. Join us for lots of fun and a great way to develop your skills in game dev. All Quebec students and alumni are welcome to join. We hope to make great games and experiences for any student looking to get into the game making world, no matter the experience level or background.

Please join our Discord for updates and registration. We will add you manually to this site once you register.

We will also be having an site so that you can keep these projects on your profiles (for portfolio purposes).

Day 1: Friday
6:45pm - arrive, find your team, get set up
7:15pm - opening ceremony 7:28pm - theme "reveal"
7:30pm - jam starts
8:00pm - pizza & drinks [--]
9:00pm - dessert? maybe [--]
11:00pm - university closes, Concordia students can move to the library but you are recommended to get some sleep!

Day 2: Saturday
9:00am - doors open again
10:00am - coffee, tea & timbits [☕]
11:00pm - university closes again

Day 3: Sunday
9:00am - doors open again
10:00am - coffee, tea & timbits [☕]
5:30pm - start building and submitting your game!
7:30pm - jam submissions end
8:00pm - closing ceremony & presenting your game
9:00pm - end

-- Reminder about use of the room
Keep in mind that the building closes at 11pm so security will ask us to leave, but if you are a Concordia student you are welcome to head to the library across the street (take the underground tunnel!) which is open 24/7. But I would actually recommend you go home and sleep, crunching is actually not that much fun and you can think better with more sleep :)

☑️ What to bring

1. Your laptop, drawing tablet, any charging cords for devices. We will have power outlets / extension cords.

2. Water bottle. We'll have various soft drinks but you should still stay hydrated, there are water fountains around.

3. Notebooks or pens. We'll actually have writing materials for you but if you have a certain way of brainstorming then bring that too!

4. Your openness and great ideas! The goal is to learn as much as it is to have fun.

About the building & jam

  • If you need a quiet space to work you are welcome to set up in a nearby classroom that is not being used, though we don't have those booked. Just keep an eye on your Discord for notifications about food and whatnot.
  • There is a gender neutral washroom on our floor, with water fountains as well to fill up your bottle.
  • If you have any problems with anything just bring it to us, we'll be there the whole time.

​-- Extension cords/power bars!
We'll bring as many as we can but you are encouraged to bring your own too with a label on it if you know your laptop can't run without power.

-- Important reminders

Please note that you MUST have a paid ticket to get in and we'll prioritize ticket holders for tables & food. you can still participate and submit something if you don't have a ticket, but we can't guarantee any seats / food for you without one.

--About food

We'll be serving dinner ala Domino's pizza, a classic game jam choice, on the Friday. If you indicated that you have dietary restrictions already, we'll be contacting you before the jam for your preferences. We're planning to have dessert on Friday night too with a vegan option as well (GGJ tradition!) Saturday and Sunday morning there will be fresh coffee and a kettle for tea, with some timbits. The rest of the time, the food is up to you but there are tons of places nearby. For those who don't frequent the Concordia area:

  • You can get Tim Hortons in the metro via the tunnel
  • McDonalds is just down the street next to the library, or A&W is next door
  • There are some really cheap asian food places in the Faubourg building (like $13 for a massive meal)
  • Olivia's Chicken is insanely good and also next to the library
  • Cocktail Hawaii is this breakfast/dessert place that is open until like 3am next door and is usually not busy (they are really nice)

A big thank you to our sponsor, CyberConnect2 for your generous contributions!

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Meals provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Power cords, extension cords, limited laptops by request
Who Can Participate: 
Students in Quebec or alumni
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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