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Global Game Jam 2018 San Diego at Coleman University by IGDA-SD

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Coleman University

8888 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

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Global Game Jam Returns!

Become part of the largest game jam in the world and make games with the San Diego game development community. This year, the event will be hosted by Coleman University. Come make games, eat food, and have fun. Let's build some amazing games together!

The event is open to the public. No formal game development experience needed! Computer workstations and software will be provided; however, you are free to bring your own laptop or computer. Rooms will also be available for sleeping. Just bring your camping gear!


Registration



  1. Buy a registration ticket.

  2. Create an account on the Global Game Jam site.

  3. Join the game jam site

  4. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, IGDA-SD

  5. Spread the word!


Donations



Donations for this location can be made to donate@igdasandiego.org. All donation and ticket sales go to venue fees.


FAQ



WHAT IS THE GLOBAL GAME JAM?

The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within your community. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It's our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best!


DO I NEED TO COME TO GGJ WITH A TEAM ALREADY FORMED?

Do not come to the Jam with a team. Everyone will have some time to think and pitch an idea. Collaborate with new friends or peers you admire.


DO I NEED SPECIAL SKILLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GGJ?

Although having computer skills is helpful, code experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists and anyone is welcome to try their hand at making a game during the GGJ. Even if you have no expereince at all, you can still participate by contributing ideas, playtesting, and giving moral support to your team.

Global Game Jam encourages innovation, experimentation and collaboration and encourages both digital and non-digital forms of game making.


IS THE GGJ ONLY FOR PROFESSIONALS?

No. Everyone is welcome!


IS GGJ AN ONLINE JAM?

No, you need to sign up at one of the many, many local sites around the world in over 75 countries and participate on-site together with all other registered participants. There you will form teams and create a game over the weekend.


WHAT IS THE TYPICAL DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE FOR THE GGJ?

The actual schedule may vary from one site to another, but generally it will go something like this:



FINAL SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED HERE



HOW DO I LOG ONTO THE SITE?

You sign up on the site as an individual. Registration for jammers normally open in mid-November. Create a new account or login using Facebook connect here.


DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN COMPUTER?

You can bring your own hardware; however, it is not required. The computer stations at Coleman University will be readily accessible for all game jam participants. That said, we encourage you to bring any specialty hardware that you need, like Wacom tablets, as we will not be able to provide that ourselves. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property.


WHERE DO I PARK?

Parking will be provided free of charge on campus.


HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?

Participants 17 and under should be accompanied by an adult.


DO I HAVE TO BRING MY TICKET TO THE JAM?

No, but please bring a photo ID. If we cannot identify you on the RSVP list, you will need to pay at the door.


Contact



Still have questions? Contact us at contact@igdasandiego.org!


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8888 Balboa Avenue

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