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Jam Site Information
Address: 

The Engineering Center Florida International University
10555 West Flagler Street
Room # 2330
Miami, FL 33174

Building Name: 
Florida International University: Engineering Advising Center
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Frank Hernandez
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
None
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
Anyone
Age restrictions: 
16 and older
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available

Rasmussen College-Ocala

Jam Site Information
Address: 

4755 SW 46th Court, Ocala, FL 34474

Building Name: 
Ocala Campus Main Bldg
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
William Sattelmeyer
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$25.00
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
Anyone
Age restrictions: 
18 or older
Available tools or technology: 
Mac/PCs with software, including Adobe software, Unity3D, GameMaker
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available

Cal Poly

Jam Site Information
Address: 

1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA
Building #14

Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Taggart Ashby
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
Hours: 
We will likely close from 2AM to 6AM
Who can participate: 
Students
Age restrictions: 
None
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available

San Francisco

Jam Site Information
Address: 

Working on finalizing location

Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Chelsea Howe
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$5 (Pay as able)
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
Anyone
Age restrictions: 
None
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available

Quinnipiac University

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

275 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT, 06518-1908
Room: Tator Hall 130

Building Name: 
Tator Hall 130
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Ira Fay
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
None
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
Everyone is welcome
Age restrictions: 
Everyone is welcome
Available tools or technology: 
We have 20 macs in the computer lab.
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
28 North Clark Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602

Building Name: 
Burnham Center/TFA Campus, 4th Floor
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Billy Carton
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
Hours: 
Hours TBA to participants
Who can participate: 
All current students or alumni, with permission from Ben Spanner.
Age restrictions: 
18+
Available tools or technology: 
NA
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
No space available

Houston Game Jam

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

Houston Community College Southwest
5601 West loop South
Houston, Texas 77081

Building Name: 
Houston Community College Southwest-C Wing
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Larry Hendrix
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
Hours: 
Friday - Satuday 5:00am - 12:00am, Sunday 6:00am - 5:00pm
Who can participate: 
Anyone
Age restrictions: 
18+ years only
Available tools or technology: 
125 workstations, official adobe and autodesk licenses, WACOM tablets
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available

IGDA Twin Cities (IGDATC)

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

The Nerdery
9555 James Ave S
Suite 245
Bloomington, MN 55431

Building Name: 
The Nerdery
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Zach Wendt
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Hours: 
4:30pm Fri to 5pm Sun
Who can participate: 
IGDATC members, and public if attending all 3 days
Age restrictions: 
18+
Available tools or technology: 
Must provide own hardware/software. We will provide WLAN, SVN and internet.
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

UPDATED 1/26

We are confirmed open all 48 hours! Thanks once again to the Nerdery for being great and flexible hosts!

246 sites worldwide, GGJ expects 10,000 jammers and 2,000 games! Guiness will be tracking (really.) http://gamejaminabox.org/

Please register on this site by noon Fri 12/27. Please remove yourself if plans change.

Partial attendance can be OK if you work it out with your team. But, we really want people there Fri for intro, pitches, and team formation. Ideally by 5pm. Comment below if you will be late, and what time (aprox.) SVN will be on the internet, probably at Assembla. Skype should work great also. The Nerdery tubes are 100mb or 40mb symmetric depending on destination.

http://offers.assembla.com/free-project-hosting/index.html

Please fill out your profile. Include name, picture, contact info (not published - IM or Other/Email, no phone #), and skills. Use the notes field for very brief bio and preferences (Examples: prefer 3D modeling in Maya/Mudbox, 2D art/animation in Flash, Experienced in Unity, Bringing a Mac - no right clicking, that last one was a joke.)

We will have multiple teams, projects and platforms. You're welcome to work on multiple teams. Teams can be as small as 2 or 3. Pitch meetings and team formation will happen the first night. Everything is fair game. From random convos, likely tech stacks are: Unity, HTML5, Flash, board games.

Software freebies:

http://globalgamejam.org/sponsors/promotions

The Unity Pro license is through 2/1, it did work on 3.5 RC1.
Some audio goodies are forthcoming.

Schedule

Fri
4:30pm: setup
~5pm: receive assignment, watch 30min keynote video, Q&A, eat pizza - thanks Nerdery!
~6pm: introduction and pitches, team formation.

Sat
mid-day: Each team should register their game/project on this site.

Sun
3pm stop work and begin upload (must complete before 5pm.)
~3:30pm: We will demo games to each other, quick logistics brainstorm for our 2/8 IGDATC GGJ Play Party, and pack up.

Yep, it's that simple.

Joysticks/gamepads and other

Bring joysticks/gamepads if you have them. Many game types suck on keyboard. Recommendations: Xbox 360 wired, PS3 wired/bluetooth, Xbox 360 wireless (need wireless dongle.)

http://www.gamepadjs.com/
https://github.com/STRd6/Boomstick/wiki

iOS devices will probably get used, see Brass Monkey in the software promos.
Other (Kinect, Move, webcam, dance pads, etc.) If you can pitch it, bring it. You only have to convince 1 or 2 other people. It will limit who can play, but it could also make your title stand out from the expected 2000 games!

Facilities

We're based in the classromm, but can wander in the lunch area and Nerditorium (after the movie finishes 9pm Fri.)
We have chairs, desks, tables, beanbags, whiteboards, projetor, etc. A dedicated subnet and WAP to ensure we can test peer to peer net code.

Please bring a power strip if you have one. Also, ethernet cables if you need/want it. Speakers, any other weird misc things you can think of.

Food

Full kitchen with microwaves, sinks, fridges available. Snacks, soda and coffee onsite. Bring cash in small bills if you want to do group food buys (eg bring in bagles in am.)

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