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Global Game Jam 2019 - VR/AR (+Board games!) Specialized Site

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TEC Hub at BCIT Downtown

BCIT Downtown Campus (5th Floor)

555 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6

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IMPORTANT: Once you register for Global Gam Jam AR/VR/Board Games - please join the GGJ site here: https://globalgamejam.org/2019/jam-sites/vancouver-vrar-focused-site-bcit-downtown-campus-tec-hub

Whoa, what is this?

It's back! For the second year in a row, we are bringing Vancouver's AR/VR focused Global Game Jam site. We are open to all skill levels and interests. Is making AR/VR content too new? Don't worry, we are also welcoming board games! Very excited to be in the newly renovated TEC Hub at BCIT Downtown - Check out this 360 Tour!

Rad! When is this happening?

Please arrive on-site for 4:30PM on Friday, January 25th, we will be doing a small workshop hosted by one of our Global Game Jam jammers from last year on some hot tips on how to organize your projects, and keep on top of communication in working on a team! If you aren't able to make it early, don't worry - there is plenty of time for brainstorming and mingling! We are open most of the day, and on Sunday, January 27th, we'll be opening our doors (please register!) to the community for a GGJ demo night!

How are you making this all happen?

  • Big thanks to BCIT for sponsoring the use of their newly renovated TEC Hub in the heart of downtown

  • Thank you to Google Developers Group Cloud Vancouver for loaning us Google Daydream hardware

  • We are also proud to have mentors from local game studios - to be announced soon!

Will you be providing VR hardware?

We will have an HTC VIVE setup onsite for those who have always wanted to create for VR but are unable to see their creation in a headset. We are also happy to announce that our friends over at Google Developers Group Cloud Vancouver will be loaning the use of the Google Daydream hardware (phone not included). Any hardware provided on-site will not be able to be taken off site.

  • We greatly encourage Jammers to bring their own personal VR setups!

Will the site be open 24/7?

No. Our team took this decision seriously and we have decided that we will be closing shop in the late evening at 11:00 PM, with opening the next day at 9:00 AM. While we are not responsible for any stolen hardware, there is 24/7 security at the BCIT Downtown campus for any overnight belongings left. Crunch culture is killing us, and we want to lead by example and encourage our members to eat a proper meal, exercise, and get some rest. It’s 2019 - let’s start the new year by taking care of ourselves, and each other!

I want to participate but not able to commit to making a game - what can I do?

We are looking for a handful of reliable and passionate mentors and volunteers! Are you experienced in creating a game, better yet - a VR experience? Are you able to guide and provide advice for all skill levels? Or, are you just interested in checking things out, and readily available for tasks such as: social media, making sure our jammers have everything they need? Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ThLcDBVhVDqGYfuy2

Will you be providing food?

Nope! Outside of some donut holes, fruit platters and veggie platters, we will not be providing meals. We wanted to ensure that we could keep our costs down as much as we can, and therefore are encouraging folks to either bring their own meals (there is a microwave!), or split takeaway costs within the group.

Where can I get some sweet, sweet swag?

We have an option for folks to purchase a t-shirt package which will include a Vancouver VR Community branded t-shirt. Please email us with your size, or we will provide a men's medium. If you would like to purchase official GGJ swag, here's the official store: https://global-game-jam.myshopify.com/ You can also pick up more VANVR merch at our shop: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/VancouverVRCommunity/

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TEC Hub at BCIT Downtown

BCIT Downtown Campus (5th Floor)

555 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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