Game Jam Sydney is a local site for the Global Game Jam, an event that is taking place in 100 cities all around the world.
For 48 hours over the weekend of Jan 29-31 a group of 40 game designers, developers and artists - both amateur and professional - will come together for an intensive Jam Session, forming small creative teams to design and prototype innovative game ideas. We provide the space, the tools you need and even catering. You make the games, and the IP stays with you!
Speakers at the event will include John Passfield and Steve Wang (both veteran Aussie game developers in the game since the 80s), Jarrad "Farbs" Woods (star of the local Indy game development scene, known for his 80's retro art-game "ROM Check Fail") and Nick Montfort (MIT Professor and author of 'Racing the Beam').
It's going be a fun weekend, but we also hope it can be something more. We want to stimulate the game development scene in Australia. We have the talent, the creativity and the resources to create a truly Australian games industry, we just need the initiative to give it a go. We hope that Game Jam Sydney will be a spark that helps ignite the flame.
Come join us at the Jam!
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