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Spring Game Jam 2013 #CMJam


Thank you for all who came to the game jam, click this box to see the projects and results. The following page has been left for archival purposes.

Hi There!

We're running for all ages and abilities from in the Ideas Hub.

Over the course of a weekend, individuals and teams will create a project or prototype using anything they can find. At the end of the weekend, awards will be given based on various categories.

If you're interested in coming register for a ticket, it's free!

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If you're travelling, check out the Bus timetables and the train journey planner.

Upstairs, Ideas Hub 1
Unit 1-4 Market Square,
High Chelmer Shopping Centre
Chelmsford,
Essex
CM1 1XB

The Challenge

Over the course of a weekend, individuals or teams will be challenged to produce a working game or protype based on anything on their choosing. You can use any framework, engine or hardware that you like.

We're up for any genre you like, as long as it's not offensive. Awards will be given to the most creative and awesome projects.

The Awards

We'll be presenting awards to the games that we believe are the best or most awesome. We're not looking for an amazing game, but we're looking for how you've made the game, if it's fun to play and anything innovative you've done.

As well as the standard "Best in show" awards, judges will also be looking to award strange and new ideas in made up categories, some suggested ones are listed below

The Rules

Within reason, you can use any language, game engine or framework you like to build your prototype, you can also built it for any platform or input method (Kinect, Playstation Move, Wii Remote, Balance Board, etc) you like as long as you can demonstrate it. Your project could be to make a new game using an engine, or to make a mod or plugin for an existing game.

You can choose any genre, storyline or game art as long as it isn't offensive or illegal.

Make sure you check whether you're allowed to use any game assets or intellectual property before you do so.

You will have 42 hours from start to submissions closing in which to make your game. 6PM Friday and ending Sunday at 1PM. From 1PM on Sunday until the Hub closes will be judging, awards and wrap up.

Important The Ideas Hub is not suitable for sleeping in and will have to close at night. All attendees must leave and return the next day. If this will be an issue then please contact us.

What do I bring?

Within reason, you can use any language, game engine or framework you like to build your prototype, you can also built it for any platform or input method (Kinect, Playstation Move, Wii Remote, Balance Board, etc) you like as long as you can demonstrate it.

What do I have to know beforehand?

We would recommend at least some previous experience in something, we're open to anything from Scratch right down to raw Assembly, including engines such as Unity, UDK or Source. HTML, CSS and Javascript would be useful for web based games. You won't be judged on what you've used to create your project but how you have used it and your project itself.

Do I have to make a game?

Nope! If it's interactive and entertaining or is in some way related, it's allowed. We encourage making something different and crazy, remember we're the kind of people who fly AR.Drones with bananas!

The Semi-legal stuff

Media

A poster for the game jam is avaliable here