Jammers

About the Game Jam

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!

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.

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What's different this time ?

Like last year, and the year before, 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.

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And there's more !

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.

Also, this year thanks mostly to the mic.brussels but also to screen.brussels, we'll have 2 Vive and 1 Hololens available.

Check out the games from past editions !

Schedule Detail

  • 19:00

    Welcome

    Greeting of the participants and explainations
  • 19:30

    Time to pick your team

    Participants are asked to form teams according to game design wishes in order to begin the jam.
  • 20:00

    Start

    Well, you wanted it, right? :)
  • 20:30

    Diner

    We'll order something good to give you fuel to pass the night
  • 9:00

    Breakfast

  • MORNING

    Game Jam

    Yep, you're on for a full day of creation !
  • 12:30

    Lunch

    We'll order something
  • AFTERNOON

    Game Jam

    Let's continue !
  • 20:00

    Dinner

    We'll order something.
  • 9:00

    Breakfast

  • MORNING

    Game Jam

    Yep, you're on for a full day of creation !
  • 12:30

    Lunch

    We'll order something
  • AFTERNOON

    Game Jam

    Let's continue !
  • 14:00

    Deadline & presentations!

    By now, everyone has uploaded their project and it's time to present it to the other participants.
  • 15:00

    The End

    Time to pack your stuff and go home for a well-deserved rest.
  • from 14:00

    Expo at BIFF festival ("Gaming Madness Day")

    You'll have an oportunity to show your game to the BIFFF attendees.
  • 18:00 - 19:00

    Demo time

    Presentations in Room 3. You'll be able to demo your game to BIFF participants and maybe win the PRIZE OF THE PUBLIC?

A few pictures

Because an image is worth a thousand words, here is a glimpse of what happenned during the past editions.

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VENUE

Factory Forty

Rue des anciens étangs 40, 1190 Forest, Belgium

STIB Trams 32, 82 and 97: Walking distance from "Union" stop
STIB Bus 50 and 54 stop "Bervoets"
Free parking spots available in front of the venue.

Book your ticket !

Tickets include access to the Game Jam + drinks + diners on Friday and Saturday, and lunches on Saturday and Sunday.
DEADLINE : 11 mars 2018 23:30 !

20 (+EB Fee)

GENERAL ADMISSION

  • 1 Ticket = 1 person
  • Free drinks
  • Free breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • The full experience !
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Rules and FAQ

Click the link below to download a PDF containing all the rules and frequently asked questions.

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