Looking for a way to test your game development skills? The N Square Game Jam invites regional game students and professionals to make games for social impact specifically addressing nuclear weapons disarmament. The Game Jam will begin Saturday November 14 @ 10:00am and run though Sunday November 15 @ 6.00pm.
Participants will divide into teams spend up to 48 hours in creative brainstorming and rapid prototyping sessions. To encourage participation from the widest audience, each event will include games of all formats, such as: live role-playing games, tabletop and board games, and, of course, digital games.
Teams will collaborate on conceptualizing, designing, and prototyping their game experience in the span of the 2-day event concluding in pitch presentations by participating teams. Design teams would have the opportunity to present their games to representatives from N Square and G4C, who will select one or more winning teams to be recognized with a modest prize.
When: Sat Nov 14 (10:00 am) – Sun Nov 15 (6:00 pm)
Where: 1871 Auditorium, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654
Submitted: Via CEGD News
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