REGISTER

Registration via eventbrite is required for this event.

Game Jammer

$25

GameJam Kit

Coffee, Breakfast, and Pizza

Register on Eventbrite!

Come build games with us!

Can you think of a better way to spend an August weekend than building games in an air conditioned space with unlimited coffee?

#EastVanGameJam

Meet people, make games, win prizes!  Learn more about what a game jam is!

Theme & Teams

Friday morning will have time for theme voting and team formation. At 11:00 the theme will be announced!

72 hours to build!

From Friday at 12:00pm until Monday at 12:00 pm teams and individuals can work on their games!

Playing & Voting

From 1:00 til 3:00 folks can play and test the games that were made, and vote on their favorites!

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  • Announcements
  • News
  • Sponsors
  • Volunteers

Sponsor – Makeshift Workspace

Our first sponsor is Makeshift Workspace – a beautiful, air conditioned, 4200 sq ft space with 40 desks, a fantastic executive board room, 3 meeting rooms, and 5 phone booth rooms it’s a great coworking location. We opened in May, and are eager to become a part of the Vancouver technical community! Makeshift Workspace is […]

Call for Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the first East Van Game Jam! In addition to participating in the Game Jam itself, our volunteers will also help to make sure that anyone onsite has a great experience! Details: We are looking for volunteers from Friday to Monday, including set up, clean up, and […]

EastVanGameJam

I am very excited to finally announce the EastVancouverGameJam – an upcoming Game Jam in the heart of Strathcona! This is the first Game Jam event that I have organized, and it’s the first event we are hosting at Makeshift Workspace, a new co-working space that we launched at the beginning of May! The Game […]

PROGRAM

Check out the schedule for the Game Jam, and plan your weekend!

Opening and Registration

Join us at 9:00 am for opening and registration - there will be coffee, breakfast pastries and time to meet and greet the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers making the event happen. You can also use this time to try to join a team if you don't have one already! Teams and individuals can also choose desks, but we may ask you to move around to best accomodate as many people and teams as possible.

1 Hour

Main Hall

Theme Voting

There will be 5 rounds of theme votes between 11:00 and 11:30, at which time the theme will be announced.

30 mins

Main Hall

Go Time!

Teams can start building their games! You will have 72 hours to complete your game and make it available for others to play!

72 hours!

Main Hall

Dinner Break!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, at 6:00 we will bring in pizza for everyone, including vegetarian options!

1 Hour

Kitchen

Quiet Time

n order to facilitate rest for those who want to take it, the lights will be lowered (but not off) and participants are expected to keep volume low, including using headphones for music or computer audio. Folks will be reminded to set their phones to silent.

8 Hours

Main Hall

Good Morning!

For the Day 2 start we will have breakfast pastries and coffee, and the lights will be returned to normal.

Demo Time!

Share your progress, get some inspiration and stay motivated!

1 Hour

Pizza Time!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, at 6:00 we will bring in pizza for everyone, including vegetarian options!

1 Hour

Kitchen

Catch some shut eye!

In order to facilitate rest for those who want to take it, the lights will be lowered (but not off) and participants are expected to keep volume low, including using headphones for music or computer audio. Folks will be reminded to set their phones to silent.

8 Hours

Main Hall

Good Morning!

For the Day 3 start we will have breakfast pastries and coffee, and the lights will be returned to normal.

Demo Time!

Share your progress, get some inspiration and stay motivated!

1 Hour

Final Pizza

Thanks to our generous sponsors, at 6:00 we will bring in pizza for everyone, including vegetarian options!

1 Hour

Kitchen

Downtime

In order to facilitate rest for those who want to take it, the lights will be lowered (but not off) and participants are expected to keep volume low, including using headphones for music or computer audio. Folks will be reminded to set their phones to silent.

8 Hours

Main Hall

Good Morning!

For the final days start we will have breakfast pastries and coffee, and the lights will be returned to normal.

Pencils Down!

Stop building your game and get it uploaded to a site or service for distribution!  You have one hour to do this before playtesting and voting begins!

1 Hour

Playtesting and Voting!

You will have two hours to try other teams games and vote on them for a range of categories!

2 hours

Main Hall

Closing and Awards!

At 4:00 we will award prizes based on voting and judges favorite games!  

1 Hour

Main Hall

Volunteers

Learn about the volunteers working to make the Game Jam happen!

Yvan Boily
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Yvan Boily

Makeshift Workspace

Monique Cherrie
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Monique Cherrie

Makeshift Workspace

VENUE

Welcome to the Get Stuff Done Space

Makeshift Workspace

308-877 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
604 251 9100

MORE INFORMATION

3

Prizes

60

People

72

Hours

4

Days

SPONSORS

Please take a moment to learn more about the sponsors bringing you this great event!  If you are here in person, let them know that you appreciate their support!

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