Place together some game designers, graphic designers, UX designers, software developers and musicians, amateurs and professionals in a room for 48 hours, mix,
and get an amazing video game cocktail! In other words, a game jam is an occasional gathering, whose goal is to create video games of all types in 48 hours.
What is the point? Creativity, innovation, challenge and above all a unique atmosphere with passionate people!
The Global Game Jam is the most important Game Jam, organized simultaneously in more than 630 locations across the World. Will you be among the 15,000 participants? We are waiting for you at Nancy as every year, but also in Luxembourg to double the fun! Want to know more about the Global Game Jam? It's here!
Everybody! Amateurs, students, professionnals... Everybody with basic skills in the different roles required to build a game is welcome. We even have 14 y.o. participants, so why not you?
Are you fond of graphism, illustration, or animation? Are pixels or vectors your mother tongue? Come express yourself at the Global Game Jam, we will find you a team.
Do you have the spirit of a hacker? Are you not afraid of developing original game mechanics, a multiplayer mode or a simple AI? Do you love to work in a team? You have the opportunity to code under caffein at the Global Game Jam, we will find you artists to collaborate with on your project.
Express your musical creativity! A game sound track is really important to the immersive experience of the player. You can compose your own sound music to match the ambiance of the game it will accompany.
You will certainly be a great source of inspiration for the scenario and the game play, because you have a deep knowledge of the interesting and pleasant game mechanics!
A game jam is not a competition, but a time for innovation, sharing and learning, open to everyone.
There is a limited number of seats, and the registration is mandatory. Lunches, drinks and infinite coffee are included in the registration fees.
Limit registration date: January 13, 2017 at 12:00.
The registration fees should be paid before the event and validate the registration.
Information to persons under 18: you can register only if you have a parental agreement and a contact phone number, they will be asked at your arrival at the beginning of the Jam.
COIN members have a discount on the registration fees. You don't know about COIN? This could be of interest to you..
To go to Epitech Nancy, you can take Tram 1 to the "Division de Fer" stop (there is a connection at the Nancy train station, towards "Essey-Mouzimpré" in 10 minutes). By plane, Epitech Nancy is at 45 minutes by car from the Metz-Nancy-Lorraine airport. The building is accessible to disabled people.
Technoport is 1 minute away from the train station "Belval University" and there are free parking spaces in front of the building. The building is accessible to disabled people.
Catering is included in your registration: lunches, drinks and the usual infinite coffee fountain. A room will be dedicated to naps, don't forget your sleeping bag.
Presentation of the theme
Start of the 48 hours
Upload of the games
Presentation of the games
Global Game Jam is a global event that takes place every year simultaneously in numerous cities (630 sites across 90 countries in 2016). A theme is proposed in order to get you quickly on board. The created games are then published on the Global Game Jam website.
Because we love challenges and being sleep deprived!
It is above all an amazing opportunity to promote creativity, innovation and to have a good time with people sharing the same passion.
I am not very gifted,
may I join?
I have no technical skills but I know a great deal of video games. Am I at the right place?
Where can I sleep?
Where can I eat?
Should I bring my hardware?
Should I be in a team?
What are the required profiles in a team?
What are the types of games we can create?
Can I use [software name]?
Can I reuse something I have already done?
Can I use graphical resources / sound effects / sound tracks that I have found on the Internet?