Blending Game Jam - 2nd ed. 2017
The Blending Game Jam is a multi-medium game jam organized by the Bbug and Hands Can Dance. You take a typical game jam, and you blend it with boardgames, cardgames and every other kind of games. Fun guaranteed!
What is a game jam ?
A Game Jam is an event usually for video game creation over a specific period of time. In practice, this means that the participants will form teams and create video games on a given topic, all in less than 2 days. A Game Jam is a good way to learn about the creation process of games, improve your coding skills, try out new ideas, meet other enthusiasts and build your professional network.
Been there, done that... (What's different this time ?)
Like last year, this jam is also open to every other kind of games creators (card board games, wargames, role-playing games and so on). It's quite logical actually ; those two communities have a lot in common ; obviously the love of games, interest in game design and, of course, quite often a will to create awesome stuffs and share it to the world. Who knows ? Maybe you'll meet perchance an awesome game designer or coder who is the perfect person for your future studio.
Second, and thanks to our partner, the Bifff (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival), you'll be able to show your prototype during their festival (both in the lobby and on stage) and pitch it against the competition for a chance to win the audience award. While it has never been so affordable to create a game, it has become very hard to advertise efficiently your project amongst the numerous games that are being made each year. Seize this opportunity to test thoroughly and promote your idea in front of a lot of people.
Third, VR gears will be available on site during the jam thank to Screen.Brussels and the Microsoft Innovation Center - Brussels. Also Google (yes, Google!), will give ten Card Boards for the event. There is no excuse not doing some VR stuff!
Finally, Ludilab will give a talk about game design and then empower your team.
Like last year, this event will take place at Factory 40.
Rue des anciens étangs 40
Thanks to our second partner, Factory 40, we'll be able to hold this event in a super cosy working space. Looking for a coworking space? Search no further and take a look at their offers, they're awesome!
The event will last for more than 48 hours straight.
Start : The 31th of March 2017 at 19:00
End : The 2nd of April 2017 around 17:00
Don't forget that you also have the incredible chance of showing your game during the Bifff:
- Pitch it on stage on the 13 of April (Room 3) from 18:00 till 20:00.
- Expose your art in the venue (12m2) from the 5 of April till the 15 of April with an interactive kiosk (More on this later) and printed art.
We strongly ask that each team will have at least one person on stage at the BIFFF and also to provide us with a video and screenshots of your prototype just after the jam.
Rules & Practical infos
- If you're planning on making a video game : Bring your own laptop (and eventually an extension cord).
- For every other medium : We'll provide paper, scissors and some tokens but it won't hurt if you bring pens, dices and anything else you need.
- If you're intending on sleeping there (Who sleeps during a jam anyway ?), please bring your air mattress. Joke aside, don't worry if you're not a typical game jamer, you can go home each night and come back in the morning, it's perfectly fine with us.
- We'll offer food and drinks but shops are available nearby anyway. (More info's soon)
- While you may bring some food, please do not bring any kitchen utensils! The kitchen is off limit.
- Please note that all purchases are finals. No refunds.
- A lot of free parking places are available nearby. So coming by car shouldn't be a problem.
- Stay civil ; I hope we don't need to say this but if you don't, we'll have to ban and expel you.
- We'll be there the whole week-end to make sure the event is enjoyable, help you in any way and monitor the place but always keep an eye on your stuff and use common sense.
- Please keep the place clean.
FAQ & Update
Does this event require us to use Blender or other Open Source software ?
No, not at all. While it's true that one of our goals include the promotion of the Open Source philosophy, we don't restrict the tools you use.
Any question ?
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All options include food and drinks.
17.50€ (+ EventBrite fee) Early Birds (Limited number)Sold Out. 20.00€ (+ EventBrite fee) Standard Ticket. Sold Out
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They are coming :
Thomas from team Panoptes was the first to join the call. Check Panoptic on Steam, his asymmetrical multiplayer game in VR.
Eloï Stree, our very best VR evangelist.
The whole Haunted Tie studio! Do you like Tower Fall Ascension ? Then check Domiverse, winner of the Thermian award for 'Best historical document'.
11 Game dev students from Interface 3, 2 from HEAJ and 3 from the HE2B, school of engineering.
And many more...