GLOBAL GAME JAM IS BACK!
Farset Labs has hosted Northern Ireland's only public site of the international "Global Game Jam" hackathon for the past 11 years, and we're back for another year!
For the fourth year in a row, we're partnering with our friends at Farset Labs to coordinate the in-person site and support anyone participating remotely.
Tickets are £12 (or £6 for those with low/no income), which covers access to Farset Labs and meals throughout the event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to keep you well-fed! Plus, tickets are free for Farset Labs members :)
There is no required skill level to participate – programmers, artists, musicians, and enthusiasts are welcome.
This year's Farset GGJ will take place between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th January, and previous years have seen amateurs and professionals from all over Northern Ireland come to create thought-provoking projects and have fun while doing it.
🕹️ ABOUT GGJ
GGJ is the world's largest game creation event, taking place globally and boasting tens of thousands of participants (jammers) at hundreds of physical and virtual sites in over one hundred countries worldwide.
A game jam is similar to a hackathon, where people come together for a short time to create games around a central theme revealed at the start of the jam. The structure of the GGJ is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All jammers worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon.
We'll post the menu closer to the date. Please let us know if you have specific dietary requirements when ordering your ticket.
💸 PRICING AND DISCOUNTS
Your ticket price partially covers catering for all three days, with the majority of costs covered by our sponsors.
Concessionary prices are available to those with low/no income. Use the promo code GGJ-CONCESSION at checkout to buy your tickets with a 50% discount.
Farset Labs members can participate in the event for free by signing up on Nexudus. Anyone can become a member - join on https://www.farsetlabs.org.uk/.
🤙 CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to sponsor this grassroots event.