Wrexham Glyndwr University: GGJNEXT23

Jam Site Owner: 
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Jam Site Type: 
In-person Only
Jam Site Audience: 
GGJ Next (This is the game jam for creators under 16 years old)
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Entrance Fee: 
Open for entire event
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:00am
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Jam Site Description: 

Join the award winning game development team at WGU for the most experienced Global Game Jam site in Wales. Inspiring the future generation of game developers, our Jam is supported by a team of experienced developers from both academia and the games industry. 

Global Game Jam Next at Wrexham will be a face-to-face event only. We are also supporting participants using our official WGU Discord Community.
Before joining us on site, please be sure you have a facemask. We also recommend that you take a Lateral Flow Test.

Our Jam is open to ALL (attendees must be under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult), and we also welcome jammers from across the world.


To register for this Jam follow this link! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-game-jam-next-glyndwr-university-2...


Indicative Event Schedule:

Opening Ceremony: Creative Industries Building, Room CIB18.

Friday, 3rd of February, 2023

10.00am – 10.30am:  Registration Completion & Initial Group Chat
10.30am – 11.00am:  Official GGJN Introduction & Welcome
11.00am – 13.00pm:  Make Your Own Game Master Class

13.00pm – 14.00pm: Lunch (Free Pizza!)

14.00pm – 16.00pm:  Game Jamming + Submission

16.00pm – Close

Feel free to contact us for more information!


Our Global Game Jam Sponsors:

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is home to a multi-award winning game development programme team.  It is also boasts 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: 
High Spec PCs, UE4, Unity, Clickteam Fusion, Adobe Suite, Autodesk Suite
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone (under 16s Only)
Age Restrictions: 
Under 16s only
This site is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets
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There will be pizza!
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