Design games with us at Global Game Jam 26-28.1! No previous experience needed!

26.1.2024
Vaasa Jakobstad/Pietarsaari Event Arts, culture and entrepreneurship
Gamejam januari 2024 webben
Date: 26.1.2024-28.1.2024
Time: 09.00-16.00
Place: Jakobstad or Vaasa

The games can be video games, board games or card games!

Global Game Jam is, like the name suggests, a worldwide event. People at sites all over the planet get together and create games in teams around a theme that is revealed when the game jam starts. Our jam site is arranged in collaboration with Finnish Game Jam as a part of our ongoing Interreg Aurora project Borderless Game Academy.

This year students of Novia will be granted one study credit for taking part in the jam and uploading a game or prototype for a game at the end of the jam!

Join us in Jakobstad or Vaasa!

This game jam is free and suited for everyone interested in or curious about creating games, no previous experience needed!

Please note that everybody over the age of 18 is welcome to join so if you know someone outside of Novia that could be interested, ask them to join in! Register no later than 25th January.

Jakobstad

The jam takes place at Campus Allegro Friday 26.1 (17-23), Saturday 27.1 (9-23) and ends on Sunday 28.1 at 18.00 (Sunday also starts at 9).

There will be snacks, coffee, and other beverages available, and pizza on Saturday 27.1. Register for the jam in Jakobstad.

Vaasa

The jam takes place at Technobothnia, first floor, on January 26th – 28th. Register for the event.

Want to join a crash course? 

Before the jam, we will also host online crash courses for a few popular game engines. Links for joining the courses will be available at http://borderlessgameacademy.com. The crash courses are open to everybody.

  • Wednesday January 17th at 18:00, Unity crash course, Petteri Koivumäki / Blacklighthouse.
  • Thursday January 18th at 17:00, Godot crash course, Ben Vehling / Game Producer
  • Unreal crash course, TBA at http://borderlessgameacademy.com

Don’t hesitate to sign up, and if you have questions, don´t be afraid to ask!

Registration for study credits

Registrations are open until 25. January. For the study credit, you will also need to register to the course in Peppi (course code: VAL23GJ01-3001).

 

Contact persons

Contact person for Jakobstad

Novia UAS, project leader, Mikael Norrgård, mikael.norrgard@novia.fi 

Contact person for Vaasa

Novia UAS, project leader, Katrin Asplund, katrin.asplund@novia.fi