San Diego Game Jam 2020

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Enter the San Diego Game Jam and compete against local game developers to make the best game in just 1 weekend!

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San Diego Game Jam 2020

Do you have what it takes to make a great game? Enter the San Diego Game Jam and compete against local game developers to make the best game in just 1 weekend!

Participants will compete to make games based on a common theme and chosen mechanics. These games will be reviewed by a panel of industry professional judges who will decide winners in different categories. Winners will receive great prizes!

  • Grand Prize
  • Best Audio
  • Best Art
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Design

Make your own game and compete for prizes!

The San Diego Game Jam is a weekend-long competition where teams of game developers create brand new game based on a challenging theme. The team that creates the best game wins!

Celebrate our local game development community and join your fellow developers for the San Diego's biggest game development event. Connect with other game makers, meet new friends, share your ideas, and build your dream game in a weekend!

Developers of all skill levels are welcome. Professionals, hobbyists, and even first-time devs should not miss this amazing opportunity to make games and connect with other game makers.

Please join the IGDA San Diego Discord to get more information on this event.

http://igdasandiego.org/discord

The 2020 San Diego Game Jam is fully virtual this year.

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General Admission - Free

General Information

Participants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Rules

Participants will receive a theme at the start of the jam.

The maximum team size is 6 people. Participants may work independently.

Participants may not use any previously developed concepts, code, or assets.

Participants may not use any assets or code that is not free and open to public use.

Participants must complete and submit a game by 7PM on Sunday to be eligible for awards.

Judges will review all game submissions and determine prize winners after the jam. The winners will be announced during San Diego Design Week, details to follow.

Schedule

FRIDAY

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Check in on discord.

7:30pm - 8:00pm: Opening statements, ground rules, Keynote, and Theme reveal. Pitch ideas and form teams.

8:00pm: Jam starts!

SATURDAY

Jam Jam Jam Jam

SUNDAY

6:00pm: Submission window opens

8:00pm: Submission window closes. Jam over!

8:15pm: Game showcase

Volunteer with us!

If you are interested in sponsoring, judging, volunteering, or just looking to give back to the local development community, please email contact@igdasandiego.org.

More Info!

What is a game jam?

A game jam is an event where pros and hobbyists come together to build a game in a set period of time, usually 48 hours. Participants are given a theme and set out to interpret that theme into a game in small groups.

Is this a competition?

Yes! Participants will compete to make games based on a common theme and chosen mechanics. These games will be reviewed by a panel of industry professional judges who will decide winners in different categories. Winners will receive great prizes.

How is the jam different this year?

We are hosting the jam online instead of an on site location due to COVID-19!

Do I need to be a game developer to attend?

The jam is open to everyone regardless of skill level or profession.

What kind of games can I make?

Digital or analog games are accepted. We highly recommend a digital game due to the event being online.

Board games must be print and play to be considered for judging.

Do I need to be an IGDA member to participate?

This event is open to the public. No membership is required, but IGDA membership helps fund future events!

Contact IGDA-SD!

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

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