Global Game Jam


Atrium, Life Sciences Centre, UBC

Are you looking for an opportunity to add a moderately-sized, collaborative game programming or design project in an industry-like environment to your resume--something that you can proudly point to when applying for co-op and other jobs?

The Global Game Jam is a world-wide event where folks gather in teams to take video games from concept to completion in 48-hours.  The Vancouver chapter, running since 2009, brings together students from a variety of backgrounds for a unique, one-weekend, non-competitive "jam" session in which participants, with the help of industry mentors, design and create real video games.   Students have an opportunity to network with Vancouver video-game professionals from Microsoft, EA, A Thinking Ape, Klei Entertainment, and many, many others, while working with design students and other programmers from BCIT, SFU, Emily Carr, and the Centre for Digital Media.  The Vancouver site is one of the largest game jams in the world, and is continuing to grow-- don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to be part of something big.  Come out, join your friends, and be amazed by what you can create in just a weekend!

No specific game programming experience required.  If you've programmed before, or you've completed CPSC 111/211 or 110/210, and you'd love to see the video-game creation process in action, this is for you!  It's an opportunity to gain real development-cycle experience for your portfolio.

This year's Jam will be held at UBC in the Life Sciences Centre, just down the street.  Sign up early as spots are limited!

Register and more information:
Twitter: ggjvancouver

Email Kim Voll for more details:

(Unsure if you're ready for the full Jam?Sign up as a volunteer and get
first-hand experience that you can bring to the next Jam!)

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