University of Waterloo - GI Global Jam

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Entrance Fee: 
$5.00 CAD
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5:00-10:00pm Weekdays; 10:00am-10:00pm Weekends
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
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Jam Site Description: 

The GI Jam is a multi-day event hosted by the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute that focuses on creating innovative new games. Each GI Jam follows the motto "Learn, Make, Play". LEARN: you can hear talks from GI and community experts about the tools and techniques involved in the design and creation of games MAKE: you can build you own games from scratch along with helpful advice and guidance from our GI mentors PLAY: you can explore new kinds of games, try out some of the brand-new games that were made at the GI Jam itself, and give/receive feedback with local game developers

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Physical prototyping materials
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Age Restrictions: 
Everyone (18 and under requires legal guardian)

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Fight against the elder tree and save the kingdom with your friends! - WASD to move - Space to interact (pick up items) - Left click to attack Defeat the root of all evil - the Elder Tree and
A 2D Card Game where you must turn the enemy's health into a square-rootable number (perfect square) in order to win.
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There will be pizza!
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This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
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