Seattle Indies Global Game Jam 2023 + PacSci + AIE

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Kick off 5pm-9pm, AIE Jam Hours Saturday : 10am-7pm , Sunday: 10am-4pm
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Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
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The Schedule: 
MAJOR UPDATE , Please read carefully :
 Kick OFF Friday February 3rd from 5-7pm  will be a Pacific Science Center

Saturday and Sunday will be at Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) at Seattle Center 
305 Harrison St #405, Seattle, WA 98109

Here are the important milestones throughout the weekend of Global Game Jam, February 3rd  to February 5th

Friday 5pm-ish / Signing In: To sign-in on Friday, you will enter through the Pacific Science Center loading dock located on 2nd Ave and John St. You will walk through a short hall to the boardroom, where you will receive your badge.

Friday 7pm / Brainstorm Ideas and Form Teams: After hearing the very secret jam theme, we'll all hang around and figure out what we want to work on. Take your time to vibe on the theme, brainstorm different ideas, and meet different folks. We'll be hosting an open-mic pitch session around this time.


Full Schedule:

Kick off will be at Pacific Science Center 

Friday, February 3rd
5:00pm / Doors open. Sign-in & Set-up!
6:00pm / Kickoff Presentations.
7:30pm / Brainstorm Idea & Form Teams.
oooooo / Make your Game!! Let's jam!
oooooo / Get some Sleep.

Game Jam Schedule at AIE site  : 
Saturday 10am - 7pm 

10am/ Load in
oooooo / Make your Game!!
8:30pm / Close go home and keep working on your game or rest ! 

7pm/ Playtest your Game: Halfway through the jam, we'll be hosting a playtest session with other jammers. Use this as a milestone! If your game is buggy and unfinished, we'll still totally play it!

Sunday 10am- 4pm 

10:00am / Breakfast & Coffee.
oooooo / Make your Game!!
2:00pm / Play test your game 
A signup sheet through excel will be linked so that groups may sign up in what order that their video would be presented. 
3pm/ Upload your game Final Presentations dropped into a google drive that will be linked into discord later. 

4pm / Close 

7pm - we are planning to stream everyones submissions since we have AIE for a limited time. on Twitch and in Discord.

Sunday 3pm / Uploading your Game: Just before the end of the jam, you'll need to upload your game artifacts to These artifacts include: 1) a playable build of your game, 2) a youtube video of your game, 3) some screenshots of your game, and 4) a picture of your team.


The Venue: Kick off will be at Pacific Science Center, ACTUAL Game Jam will be on site at AIE 

Parking: Pacific Science Center does not provide any type of parking voucher. We recommend using mass transit or carpooling with friends as the cost of parking around the Seattle Center can be prohibitive. The recommended parking location is at the 1st Ave N Garage. Be sure to verify the rates before parking:

Hygiene: We ask you to keep up good hygiene during the weekend, using deodorant and brushing your teeth. We will provide various personal care items for jammers to use available at the volunteer desks, so please take and use as much as you need. We do not have any showering facilities, so either go home and wash, or look for a local option like the 24-Hour Fitness (located at 229 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, but only for members)

Code of Conduct: We are an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you agree to follow the Seattle Indies Code of Conduct and Notice of Filming and Photography.

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Liability: Don’t break anything and we’ll have no issues. We are not responsible for you or your possessions. Please use the buddy system if you are fearful of theft. The patrons of Pacific Science Center will be exploring the area during normal business hours. We have had no issues yet, but we also cannot assume any liability.

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Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
16+ only

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