LiU Game Jam

LiU Game Jam

Fall Game Jam 2021

Fall Game Jam 2021

18:00 26th November – 18:00 28th November

Join us and build kickass games together during one weekend. This time IN REAL LIFE at a new location.

Location

The game jam will take place on site at Spektrum, Ebbepark in Linköping in Sweden. The location has Wi-Fi but no physical network outlets.

How to participate

In order to participate in the jam do the following:

  1. Join our Discord to get announcements during the jam: Discord invite
  2. Join the itch.io jam page where you will upload the result: Itch.io jam
  3. (Optional) Join the Facebook event: Facebook event
    This helps us approximate the number of attending jammers for better planning.
  4. Show up at Spektrum at 18:00 26th November. Bring the equipment you need in order to create games: laptop and peripherals, or physical game components.

Schedule

Friday 26th

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th

Themes

The themes are generated at the start of the jam by taking random pairs of words submitted by participants.

Theme word rules:

Our theme process ensures unique and challenging themes each jam. The themes are there for inspiration during brainstorming but you can pick something else as well.


What is a game jam?

A game jam is an event where programmers, artists and gamers come together to create games; both computer games and board games. At our game jam there is a 48 hours time limit and a randomized theme for inspiration.

Other channels

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FAQ

Am I welcome?

All are welcome, student and non-student alike. No previous experience is needed and the event is free of charge.

Can I join the jam remotely?

Not completely as we want to keep this game jam on site. You are free to work remotely but introduction, review and play testing events will be on site. Make sure you can visit for them or have a team member there to represent you.

How are groups selected? Do I need a team?

Groups will be randomized for brainstorming purposes, but you are free to work with whomever you like. The starting groups will allow you to find people sharing similar ideas. We make sure everyone finds someone to work with.

Do I need to have a team to participate?

You can work alone or in teams. It is more fun to jam in teams so we highly encourage you to find one.

Do I need to follow the theme?

The theme is there for inspiration during brainstorming. If you have your own idea or an already existing project feel free to work on it.

Do I need to be able to program?

Not at all! Game design covers all kind of fields such as art, music, design, storywriting, level creation and problemsolving. Anyone who is eager to create is welcome.

What can I make my game in?

Anything, a lot of jammers favor using game engines for the ease of use but participants have used everything from custom made programming languages to Google spreadsheets. A good list of resources can be found here.

Can I use assets packs or reuse code?

Yes, feel free to use anything you have to make a kickass game.


History

Jam tools

Last updated: 2021-11-08