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UW Game Development Club - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

MC - Math Comfy Lounge
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Building Name: 
MC - Math Comfy Lounge
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Roman Zimine
Contact Email: 
roman.zimine@gmail.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
No security available
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
Auditorium space: 
No space available
Notes: 

Prior experience in any aspect of game development is great, but definitely not necessary!

IGDA Philadelphia | IndyHall - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

IndyHall
20 North 3rd St, Unit 201
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Tristin Hightower
Contact Email: 
tristin@gmail.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
No security available
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) site!
You will need to bring your own equipment or tools in order to participate in Global Game Jam at IndyHall. If you can bring it, you can use it!

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172747589424926

A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors!
- Location Sponsor: Indy Hall
- Premiere Sponsors: AMI Entertainment and Microsoft
- Sponsors: East Coast Game Audio, Island Officials, Little Wins, Play Eternal, Vested Rabbit Technology
- Food and Drink Sponsors: BAWLS Energy Drink, PopChips!

Facilities
IndyHall provides a great collaborative space. It has:
- Plenty of whiteboards
- Hard-wired AND wireless internet available
- A kitchen (bring your food and snacks - or if you want to make a 5-course meal, you can probably prepare that also!)
- If you'd rather not cook, there are a variety of delivery/take-out menus to choose from
- 3 restrooms (WITH tubs/showers -- bring your toiletries)
- Lockers for securing your stuff (you will need to bring your own padlock)
- Near numerous restaurants and bars: http://bit.ly/aNpdDs

IndyHall is handicap accessible.

Public Transportation
IndyHall is easily accessible via SETPA and PATCO.

SEPTA Market - Frankfort (Blue) Line
The Market-Frankfort Line has stops at both 5th Street and Penns Landing (2nd Street). IndyHall is a 2.5 block walk from 5th Street and a 1.5 block walk from 2nd Street
http://bit.ly/adoIT0

SEPTA Buses
Various buses go back and forth near 3rd and Market; please check maps and schedules to determine the best route for you to get to 3rd & Market
http://bit.ly/b0T4V9

PATCO
Take PATCO to 8th & Market. From there you can bus, take the SEPTA Market-Frankfort line or walk to IndyHall at 3rd & Market
http://bit.ly/biGUl9

Parking
Looking for parking near IndyHall? Here's a list of nearby lots according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority: http://bit.ly/cQPhT5

Tracermedia - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

tracermedia
780 King Ave. Suite 106
Columbus,Ohio 43212

Building Name: 
The Mill
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Todd Barchok
Contact Email: 
todd@barchok.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
hours: 
7am-10pm (approx)
Security: 
This site has onsite security
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

This site starts at 6pm on Friday

  • Limited to 25-30 participants, on first-come, first-served based. Sign up early to guarantee a spot.
  • Bring your own computer.
  • "After-party" from 4:30pm Sunday to 6pm

New Jersey Institute of Technology - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

New Jersey Institute of Technology
College of Architecture and Design
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
(street address: Martin Luther King Boulevard)

Building Name: 
Weston Hall
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Andrzej Zarzycki
Contact Email: 
andrzej.zarzycki@njit.edu
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
None
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
This site has onsite security
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

Please register for the site and email to organizer Andrzej Zarzycki (andrzej [dot] zarzyckiatnjit [dot] edu) prior to the event.

NJIT (School of Art and Design) GAME JAM PROGRAM 2011

ARRIVAL

Park in the NJIT parking garage, in front of the West building.
Stop by the registration table set up on the 3rd floor of Weston Hall.
Sign in, pick up packet
Acquaint yourself with area (restrooms, vending machines, campus, etc.)

SCHEDULE

Friday

4:00-6:00 PM Arrival and registration
4:00-5:00 PM Informal mingling and networking
5:00-5:20 PM Welcoming (Zarzycki , Goldman, Vin St. John,)
5:20-5:45 PM GGJ Keynote 2011 Screening
5:45-6:00 PM Official jam kick-off, Logistics (Zarzycki)
6:00-6:30 PM Past favorite GGJ games (Vin St. John, Sequeira)
6:30-6:45 PM Theme Discussion (Narahara)

7:00-7:45 PM Warm up / brainstorming (Vin St. John, Narahara, Sequeira as facilitators)
8:00-8:30 PM Pitches and team forming
8:30 PM Start jamming

Saturday

1:00 PM Deadline to set up game teams and individual IDs on GGJ web site
Whole day Opportunity for crits and discussions with a number of SoA+D/NJIT Faculty

Sunday

3:00 PM Deadline for the projects, the best version of their game uploaded
3:00-4:00 Informal reviews of games and mingling: the groups show their games to each other and play each others' games while the jury panel reviews games.
4:00 PM Presentation of the games in the auditorium. The groups present their games to the participants, describe their ambitions and answer questions.

5:00-6:00 PM Panel Discussion, Awards, Closing Ceremony

PARKING AND CAMPUS INFO

Free parking is available at the parking deck of NJIT. Driving directions to NJIT and its parking deck are here (http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php). Parking is marked as number 19 on the map in this link: http://www.njit.edu/campustour/index.php .

The event takes place in Building 20 called Weston Hall (College of Architecture and Design). It is the building shown on the Game Jam site: http://www.globalgamejam.org/sites/2011/new-jersey-institute-technology/.

Access to the building is on the campus side through the ramp (opposite of Martin Luther King Blvd). When you enter the building from the campus side you will be on the 3rd floor. Event registration will take place in the room immediately to your right after you enter the building.
Opening presentations and the keynote will take place in the Weston Lecture Hall on the first floor. If you are arriving late Computer labs for the Game Jam are on the same floor in the section marked “School of Art and Design” in the room 236C. For overnight access (after 10 PM) outside jammer would need to contact me or one of the volunteers. There will be signage in a building to help you navigate between various rooms.

For parking use NJIT parking garage. If you plan to stay beyond 10 PM, please park your car on or above level 5. Levels 4 and below are reserved for day parking only. Parking garage has card access. If you don’t have a card, you would need to use buzzer at the gate to gain the access. Mention that you are coming for the Game Jam event. There is also possibility of parking on the adjacent streets around the campus. However, there is no overnight street parking.

Campus Maps: http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/njit-maps.php

Directions to NJIT Campus: http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php

The Triangle - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

Joystick Labs
334 Blackwell St. Suite B001
Durham NC 27701

Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Michael Lee
Contact Email: 
mike@ludoko.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
None
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
This site has onsite security
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available

SU Game Jam - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

Syracuse University - School of Education
230 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244

Building Name: 
Huntington Hall
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Nilay Yildirim
Contact Email: 
nyildiri@syr.edu
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$10
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
hours: 
Friday 3pm-12am Saturday 7am-12am Sunday 7am - 6pm
Security: 
This site has onsite security
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

Digital and board game development...Max number of participant our site can have is 50. Registration fee can be paid through Paypal. For details please visit our local site (http://gamejam.syr.edu)...

Universities at Shady Grove - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD

Building Name: 
Building III, room 2215
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Aaron Oldenburg
Contact Email: 
aoldenburg@ubalt.edu
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
This site has onsite security
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

We have a 30-station computer lab with XNA, Unity, Flash, Processing, 3ds Max, Blender, and GameMaker. Snack and drink machines are on-site, and there are groceries and restaurants within walking distance.

GDeC@UOIT_GameJam - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

2000 Simcoe St N. Oshawa, Ontario.

Campus of the University Of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College

Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Game Development Club at UOIT
Contact Email: 
gamedevclub.uoit@gmail.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
This site has onsite security
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
Auditorium space: 
No space available

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