Global Game Jam 2011: San Francisco

Join Social Chocolate and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts for IGDA’s annual Global Game Jam – a 48 hour game development festival.

“Game Jams are excellent challenges for game makers to balance creativity with time management, team work and game production skills. Participation requires focus and stamina involving 48 hours of hard work, experimentation and collaboration. The rewards can be even greater, however. One can expect to build life-long friendships and future career opportunities as well as valuable skill-building experience.

In accordance to GGJ tradition, every jammer is given similar constraints to work with. All games must adhere to a global theme and other constraints to be announced at the start of the jam. Furthermore, a number of optional challenges in form of “achievements” are available for those who wish to distinguish their projects even further. At the conclusion of the jam, all projects are to be uploaded to the globalgamejam.org website where they will be freely accessible to the general public.” – GGJ Website

Draft schedule:

Friday, January 28:
4pm-5: Participants arrive, register, get namecards
5-5:30: Official Start to the Global Game Jam! :: Kick-Off by Jane McGonigal
5:30-7:00: Finding The Perfect Team + Designing the Perfect Game
7-11:59pm: WORK!

Saturday, January 29:
12:01am – 11:59pm: WORK!

Sunday, January 30:
12:01am – 4:00pm: WORK!
4:00-5:00: Submit your game online
5:00-6:00: Closing ceremonies