As part of the GamesLab Leeds programme, we are running a game jam with the theme of 'Yorkshire'.
The 2 day jam will take place over the weekend on 23rd - 24th of February 2019.
We've got zine workshops, live streaming and game showcases happening throughout the event.
The Game Jam is open to anyone!
We encourage you to join even if you don't make or play games.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with other local people and make games about the best place in the UK... YORKSHIRE.
Equipment is not provided, so please bring your own laptops/stationery with you. There are plenty of plugs and extension cables on hand, as well as wifi.
|11:00am - 9:00pm||Game Jam Day 1|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Food break|
|1:00pm - 2:30pm||Zine Workshop|
|5:00pm - 6:00pm||Food break|
|11:00am - 4:00pm||Game Jam Day 2|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Food break|
Yorkshire! Hidden Gem Zine with Munaza Kulsoom, Founder of Bradical Press.
Come along and contribute to making a zine about your Yorkshire, whether it is a person, place or feeling; it can be a collage, piece of writing, images.
Food & refreshments will be provided throughout the weekend.
Please us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
There are also plenty of cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance, we're happy to recommend.
Venue provided by 30 Chapel Street.
Long-term collaborators, the Bradford-based duo are both self taught and fierce believers of simple, open and accessible tech. They seek to demystify and share their knowledge with those as curious.
Their recent work explored ideas within neuroscience and synaesthesia, an interactive installation experimenting with sound through touch, visuals and movement via augmented reality using sand, commissioned by the National Science and Media Museum and Southbank Centre, London.
Games will be judged by Creative England, with prizes awarded for winners.
Games will be published on itch with the intended purpose of the public being able to play and test them.
The theme of the jam is Yorkshire, a county in Northern England. You can find out more on itch.io, here: https://itch.io/jam/yorkshire-jam
The Digital Exchange is located in Little Germany opposite the Broadway shopping mall, a very short walk from both Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square train station.
The Digital Exchange building does not have a dedicated carpark however there is ample metered on street parking around the centre and carparks within close proximity. Charges are up to £4.00 per day - please ensure that you have the correct change as the meters do not accept card payment.
There is a wheelchair platform lift on site to allow wheelchairs access to the venue. We are also equipped with accessible toilets.
If you require any special access or requirements, do let us know.
Across the weekend we will be posting live updates to social media to document the game jam. We will be using #YorkshireJam when posting about the event.
Photography and filming will be taking place across the weekend. If you do not wish to be included in any photography or filming, please let us know on the day.
Code of Conduct
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organisers.
Please get in touch if you have any concerns at all.
This project is part funded by the European Union ^.^=