5pm Fri January 25th - 5pm Sunday 27th
Due to popular demand, GJS2013 is being held across multiple locations:
University of Wollongong
Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Sydney
GJS2013 has been made possible by the following sponsors:
Game Jam Sydney is a local site for the Global Game Jam, an annual event that takes place simultaneously in more than 140 locations around the world.
For 48 hours over the weekend of Jan 25-27 a group of over 100 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!
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.
Check out last year's highlights from GJS 2012!
Kotaku's Game Jam Letters
Coverage of the award winners from MCV Pacific
Capsule Computers cover the happenings in Wollongong.
Game Jam Sydney Presentation at the Powerhouse Museum.
This year at Game Jam Sydney there were over 80 participants, across two locations, who created 30 games by the end of the weekend.
You can come to the Sydney Powerhouse Museum on Saturday, 02 February, play those games and meet some of the developers.
Play the games between 10am and 1pm and choose your favourite.
Then take a seat at 2pm in the Powerhouse's Coles Theatre for the Presentation of the awards, the "Jammies", to see who did the best in various categories chosen by local game development professionals.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Game Jam Sydney is brought to you by the good people of IGDA Sydney.
Are you over 18? Do you enjoy making games, or have some skills and would like to learn?
If you and your friends know a lot, or a little, about design / code / art or audio, then come along and get involved!
You don't need a team to apply - bring yourself, make new friends & team up on the spot - this is a Jam session after all!
Register your interest HERE