Game Jam Manchester
To organise a GameJam in Manchester that would run for 36 hours straight. The aim of a GameJam is to engage people interested in making games and form teams of novices, games industry veterans, designers, soundmakers, and pervasive gamers to create new games - whether they are boardgames, ambient experiences, or more traditional videogames.
All games will be made available for download after the event, and some people will be making first steps towards the games industry.
GameJam is a global event that has been running for over a decade in dozens of countries and cities.
This will be the first GameJam in Manchester, and one of the largest to ever run in the UK as well as the first fully-independent one.Comment or See their profileClick here to read more
Dave Mee / Madlab
Dave Mee is one of the directors of the MadLab and a ten-year veteran of the games industry.
MadLab is a not-for-profit community space operating out of the Northern Quarter since 2010. The volunteer-run organisation provides space for at least two events per day organised by practitioners in the digital and creative economy and partners with as many organisations as possible in the region to develop and deliver relevant and interesting programming at the intersection of cultural practice, digital technology, arts and science.Comment or See the processClick here to read more
On Friday 20 April, all co-jammers and organisers are having a social event to hatch plans for the weekend. The jam is from Saturday morning through to Sunday night, even going all the way through saturday night. There’ll be a general theme for the weekend if people want to make a larger game, and the jam will also hold a couple of short jams on each daytime session.
Teh Madlab team will put up some webspace to host the finished games, and will be encouraging people to share their code too: looking at how people have built stuff is all part of the fun. Ownership of anything will go to the creator of the game, but sharing is caring, right?Comment or See resultClick here to read more
Manchester Game Jam will take place on 21 and 22 April. If you want to get invloved or pop in to see what it's all about check out the GameJam PageComment or See what's next?Click here to read more