First, we want to thank you all for coming this weekend! It was a really great year, with awesome games made by awesome people. Seriously, your games were really great and it was impressive seeing the progress through the weekend! We hope you liked the experience, and for those of you who were doing that for the first time, we really hope you’ll continue doing jams!
For those of you interested seeing and playing all the games made this edition, here’s the link: http://globalgamejam.org/sites/2013/montr%C3%A9al-game-jam/games
You’ll be able to view and download every projects made!
There was also a lot of you who where wondering if there was any other events of this type at Montreal. There sure is!
The Mount Royal Game Society organize a game jam every 3 months at Montreal. The name of it is so perfect you won’t be able to resist making games when you’ll hear it – the Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure! Be sure to check the MRGS on facebook and their website for updates about it. Also, they organize a meetup for independent game developpers every month and it’s pretty worthwhile. IGDA Montreal also organize montlhy events made for the entire Montreal game dev community.
Also, you should receive an email soon, with a survey about your appreciation of the jam. Your comments really help us making a better experience each year. As a closing comment, we had a lot of fun organizing this edition and we promise you it will be even better and greater next year!
Thank you again, and congratulation!
It will be at l’Amère à boire and it will start at 7PM tonight!
The theme for the 2013 edition of the Global Game Jam have been announced! We can’t show it to you however, you need to hear it!
There is some promotions involved right now with the Global Game Jam, and we’re pretty sure it could interest some of you! The list is really lengthy, so here’s the link! http://globalgamejam.org/content/2013-promotions
Also, if you want added challenge, you can always add some diversifiers to your game! Here’s the official definition from the organisation of Global Game Jam: “The GGJ Diversifier system is a system aimed at diversifying the games as well as providing motivation for experienced game jammers. In a sense, the diversifiers are a free-for-all voluntary list of secondary constraints, that the individual teams can choose to go for, or not, as they please. If they do go for one or more diversifiers, they get to tick off those diversifiers as fulfilled when uploading their game.”
If you want some nice music too, there’s an official Global Game Jam radio! You can check it here.
Remember that you need to register your team and yourself on the Global Game Jam website, before sunday at noon!
Here’s the information about the location! We want you all safe and well friday! There will be a kiosk at main entrance, which is the exact address! If you’re lost at ETS, you can ask security for direction!
École de Technologie Supérieure
1100 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC, H3C 1K3
Welcome to the new MTLGJ blog! The content of this post is mostly the same as the email you received yesterday, but the comment section will help you ask anything you’ll like about specifics on the event, or just express yourself about the event!
5:30PM Make your way to the jam site!
6:30PM Introduction, presentation from the organizers and Warner Brothers Games Montreal and theme announcement. Idea brainstorming and team formation!
9PM JAM TIME!
Before noon: Subscribe yourself and your team on http://globalgamejam.org/user/register
After: Jam time, we never stop!
3PM Submit your games on the global game jam website.
5:30PM After party!
//Stuff you need/
- Your computer (laptop or desktop)
- Monitor (Maximum of 2 per person)
- A powerbar (one power outlet per person)
- If you want wi-fi, wireless adapter
- If you want wired internet, you’ll have access to wired internet too and we’ll provide the cables!
- Paper and pencils
- Cash for food or whatever!
- We will provide snacks, drinks and coffee for the whole duration of event though!
- Pillows, blanket, sleeping bag. We understand if you’re still not a true warrior.
//Rules and useful things to know/
- Jam is on 1st floor, room A-1600
- Alcool is prohibited
- We can’t be held responsible of any theft or damage. We will be there 24/24h for the entire event though and university security will be around too.
- There is available parking. Interior parking is at 13$/day. There should be parking available too in surronding streets.