Global Game Jam: American University

Global Game Jam: American University Community site for the Global Game Jam 2014 at American University

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Thanks for being a part of the 2016 Global Game Jam at American University. See you next year!
02/09/2016

Thanks for being a part of the 2016 Global Game Jam at American University. See you next year!

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Global Game Jam 2016

Hello Jammers!

While we're all digging ourselves out after Snowzilla, I thought I'd send along some important info for the site!
If you have not seen it already, there is a $25 fee to participate in the AU GGJ site. You can pay that fee here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-game-jam-2016-tickets-19955064134 We will be checking the jammer list against the list of people who have paid during sign in, so please take care of this early as we will not be collecting cash on-site.
From 4:30 - 6 pm, IGDA DC will be holding pre-jam workshops in AU's Mary Graydon Center room 332. If you arrive from 4 pm - 6 pm, you may check in in this space. Check-in for people not attending the workshops will begin in front of McKinley Hall 101 at 5:15. The schedule for the workshops will be:
4:30 - 5: Andrew Eiche, North Star Games - 5 Unity features that will save your game jam
5 - 5:30: Melanie Stegman, Molecular Jig games - Techniques for building player agency
5:30 - 6: Andrew Eiche, North Star Games - Team Management and Production for Game James
IGDA DC will also hold a sound design workshop at 6pm on Saturday in McKinley Hall room 101 during the mid-jam check-in, during which you may playtest games and take a well-deserved break.
The jam schedule is here if you have not seen it on the AU GGJ page. Please note building locations in red and refer to the AU campus map if you need to find your way: https://www.american.edu/aumaps/upload/campus_map.pdf. Signs will be posted in buildings of where to go:

Jam Schedule

Day 1 - Intro

4:00 - 8:00 pm: Check In - MGC 332 during workshop and McKinley near room 101 for non-workshop attendees

4:30 - 6: Pre-jam workshops - MGC 332

4:30 - 5: Andrew Eiche, North Star Games - 5 Unity features that will save your game jam
5 - 5:30: Melanie Stegman, Molecular Jig games - Techniques for building player agency
5:30 - 6: Andrew Eiche, North Star Games - Team Management and Production for Game James
6:00 - 6:15 pm: Jammers arrive at McKinley 101

6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements and Keynote - McKinley 101

6:30 - 7:00 pm: Reveal of Theme and Brainstorming

7:00 - 7:30 pm: Team forming activity and move to jam-spaces

Jam spaces will be announced on-site after teams are formed

8:00 - ?: JAM!

Day 2 - Jam

11:00 am - Deadline to create user profile and game pages

6:00 pm - Check-in, open playtesting time, and sound design workshop by Chris Kukla - McKinley 101


Day 3 - Outro

1:00 pm - Deadline to upload games to GGJ Server

2:00 pm - Cleanup time - pack up shop and clean your area

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Presentations - McKinley 101

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Open game playing time - McKinley 101

The American University Game Lab and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) DC Chapter bring you Global Game Jam 2016's Washington, DC site at American University! The annual event encourages participants to challenge themselves and push their creativity and learning to the limit. Team…

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This is the official page for the Global Game Jam at American University. The Global Game Jam is a worldwide game making event. Come join the fun at American University and be a part of our new games initiative.

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4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20016

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Friday 01:00 - 23:30
Saturday 01:00 - 23:30
Sunday 01:00 - 23:30

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