Title: Manchester Game Jam (April 2014 Ludum Dare!)
Date: Sunday 27th April 2014
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 18:00
Sign up: Get tickets via Eventbrite!
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: We’re running a jam at the same time as the Ludum Dare as always, but we are only open on the SUNDAY this time around ***
Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in videogame design? Or, are you a gamer who’s curious about how videogames are put together? If so, we’d like to invite you to come join us at MadLab for the next Manchester Game Jam!
Once again we’re throwing a jam on the Ludum Dare weekend, but PLEASE NOTE we’re only jamming on the SUNDAY this time around. If you’re taking part in the Dare then we’re inviting you to come and jam here instead of hiding away in your bedroom, and if you’re not doing the Dare then we’ll be running an informal jam on the day too (probably using the Ludum Dare theme though, so we’re all on the same page)
For our jam solo and groups are both A-OK, and it doesn’t even have to be a videogame: if board games or anything else is more your bag, that’s cool too. Our only rule is: you have to show your game off at the end!
UNDER-18 POLICY: we warmly welcome under 18s at our jam, but they absolutely must be supervised by a parent or guardian for the entirety of the event. Unattended children will be taught FORTRAN and released into the wild.
For more info, drop us an email: MCRgamejam@gmail.com
or, you can follow us on Twitter: @MCRGameJam
Here’s how our last few jams went down:
I’m not a programmer, will I be any use at the jam?
Absolutely! We’re encouraging a really diverse group of people: artists, designers, audio people and everyone in between. Most of our games are videogames, but in the past we’ve had board games and all sorts pop up. Go nuts!
What are the rules?
Rules? Pah! No rules for us. We’ll announce a theme beforehand, but apart from that you can do what you like. Our only request is that at the end of the jam you show everyone what you’ve been working on.
Is there a winner?
Nah. We’re in it for the games, the learning, and the fun. Let’s be honest: you’re all winners at our jam.
Do I need to bring a computer?
If you’re making a digital/computer game, then yes please: we don’t have any machines. We usually have some other fun stuff happening (board games, pervasive gaming), but generally most folks will be making videogames. There’s high-speed WiFi and lots of plug sockets, but you’ll need your own machine.
Who owns the games that get made?
You do! We usually share the finished games online, and we’re encouraging people to share their code too: looking at how people have built stuff is all part of the fun. Ownership of anything goes to the creator of the game, but sharing is caring, right?
Can I participate remotely?
For this event, no. It’s a hands-on, group event. Join us!
I don’t have a ticket, can I come anyway?
If we’re not sold out, you can pay on the door. Check the Eventbrite link on this page, or give us a shout!
I have a ticket, but now I can’t make it. What do I do?
Please let us know, so we can refund you and give someone else your ticket. Demand was high, so we don’t want to waste any tickets!