Global Game Jam at Farset is back again in 2017, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen. The Game Jam will run from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd, and is a chance to meet some great people and develop a fun game in a weekend. With a party atmosphere from Friday night, there will be plenty of people there to team up with, create something interesting and, most importantly, to have fun!
HOW DO I ENTER?
We ask that you reserve your seat at Farset Labs using our Meetup.com page at meetup.com/Farset-Labs-Events – entry is free for everyone!
You can then complete your Global Game Jam registration at globalgamejam.org on (or before) Friday 20th January.
Global Game Jam is always very popular; so to avoid disappointment, book early!
The event is free, and all meals are catered! The game jam’s theme will be announced at 5pm on Friday 20th January so we recommend all participants to be in Farset before that time, or send word if you will be arriving later on. We look forward to seeing you all, as it will be a great weekend!
UPDATE 2016/12/28: You can now download our event poster for #FarsetGGJ17 via the image on the right – print out and keep, or post it up for all to see!
WHAT DO I NEED?
There is no required skill level or barrier for entry; we welcome programmers, artists, musicians and anyone else who might be interested in being involved! Bring yourself and your equipment – the organisers recommend that participants wait until the beginning of the event to form teams. We have found that this worked well in the past and gives interesting results.
Please note: You must be over 18 on the 20th of January or be accompanied by legal guardian in order to participate.
Brought to you to in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen.
WHAT IS GLOBAL GAME JAM?
Global Game Jam is a hackathon focused on games of all sorts, from full-scale console productions to mobile, web-based and embedded games, as well as non-digital productions like board and card games. Some will be frivolous, others developed for solid causes, such as social impact in the case of the Games For Change movement. There are already a number of large sponsors involved in this year’s global event, including Facebook, Unity and Github.
The first Global Game Jam ran in 2009, and this year there are already over 480 individual Jam sites registered around the world, and Farset Labs has been running Northern Ireland’s only public GGJ site since 2013. We will be live streaming video from sites all over the world during the 48hr event. There will also be an opportunity to see and play other teams’ games at the end of the event. The details of the venue are also available on our Global Game Jam listing.
Start/End: 20/1/17 @ 16:00 – 22/1/17 @ 20:00
Location: Farset Labs, 1 Weavers Court, Belfast
Farset Seat Reservation: [meetup.com/Farset-Labs-Events]
Facebook Event: [facebook.com/farsetlabs]
Hashtags: #farsetggj17 #ggj17