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Escape Studios’ Game Jam 2017 in partnership with Gram Games

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Join your peers and gain insight from industry leaders by taking part in Escape Studios’ Game Jam, in partnership with mobile entertainment studio and the developer of global hits 1010!, Merged! and Six!, Gram Games, from 9th - 11th June 2017 at 190 High Holborn, London.

Escape Studios’ Game Jam 2017 is the annual game design competition, offering up and coming talent the opportunity to hone their skills and experience. Put your talents to the test against the clock to create the best game to fit the brief. Creativity, endurance and a desire to work with and learn from you peers are all that is required, as Escape Studios and Gram Games want attendees to think outside of the box for their second annual Game Jam.

Running from Friday to Sunday, each team will get 48 hours to create and present their game to a panel of industry judges, in order to win an exclusive prize package!


Full details on the weekend’s activities can be found below:

Exclusive Prize – join Gram Games for a day to join in with Prototype Friday!

Alongside access to some of the best industry contacts in the games industry, the winning team will get the chance to spend a Friday at Gram Games and experience their Prototype Friday activity. This is a unique approach to making games which stems from prototyping, failure, iteration, and constant innovation. The team will have exclusive access for one day to the Gram Games offices, witnessing how the Gram team comes up with its most innovative titles on prototype Friday.

The Teams

Each team will consist of 4 gamers and members will be selected by the event organisers to ensure an even skill-set for each team. Game Jam 2017 will be made up of a maximum of 6 teams, so get in early to secure your spot!

As part of the sign-up process, to secure your place, you will need to submit a £10 deposit, which will be refunded once the event is complete.


The Competition

The theme of the Game Jam will be provided on the day and teams must make all components of their game over the weekend – no part of the game can be pre-made.

The competition will be judged on the game concept, design, art, relevance to the brief and overall delivery.


Mentors

We have teamed up with up with Gram Games and Industry body UKIE to bring you top industry professionals to help build your ideas, with more judges to be confirmed. Representatives will drop in over the course of the weekend, to offer advice and will be part of the final judging panel.

Additional judges also include Escape Studios’ Head of Gaming, Simon Fenton, who has over 20 years of experience in Game Art, working for Sony and others.


The Venue

Game Jam 2017 will be held at Escape Studios’ newest campus, 190 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BH, in central London (nearest tube Holborn).

All participants must bring their own laptop, power cables, converters and any other equipment you may need. We will be providing power and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as food and drink to get you going and everything you need to plan and brainstorm your ideas.


Timings

You will have access to the building within the below dedicated times, outside of these times you are free to work on your game as a team at a location of your choice:

Friday 9th June - 19:00 – 21:00pm

  • Game Jam Kick-Off - Full Briefing and Introduction to Industry Partners.

Saturday 10th June - 07:00am

  • Development to commence - You will be given 24hour access to the facilities, to work on your game through the night (if you choose to!) until the end of judging on Sunday.

Sunday 11th June - 15:00pm

  • Game Jam to end, judging and announcement of winning team to take place.


Social Media

You will be able to tweet us across the weekend at @Escape_Studios and share images on Instagram @escapestudios with the #EscapeGameJam

You can also find Gram Games tweeting @GramGS

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Who owns the IP?

Intellectual Property for the games remains 100% with you - the creators. However, source code must be uploaded to the Escape Studios Game Jam website at the end of the jam.


* Please note the Jam will be recorded and pictures will be taken for marketing purposes. If you have any issue with this, please get in touch with us at: escape@alfredlondon.com prior to the event commencing*


About Gram Games

Gram Games is a venture-backed global mobile entertainment studio and the developer of global hits 1010!, Merged! and Six!. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in London, UK, Gram Games has built a team of industry professionals focused on creating engaging games for mobile platforms. For more information, visit www.gram.gs


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