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Waikato University

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

Labs 6 and 7, R Block Ground Floor
Waikato University
Hillcrest Road (via Gate 9)
Hamilton
New Zealand

Building Name: 
R Block
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Bill Rogers
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
NZ$20
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
No restriction
Age restrictions: 
16+ years only
Available tools or technology: 
Lab computers, XNA, GameMaker, UDK, Graphics tools
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available

Waiariki Institute of Technology

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

Mokoia Drive
Rotorua

Building Name: 
N Block
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Allan Fowler
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
Hours: 
8.00am to 10pm
Who can participate: 
Anyone who meets the age requirement
Age restrictions: 
17 and older
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
No space available

Media Design School

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

92 Albert Street
Auckland CBD
New Zealand

Building Name: 
Media Design Centre
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
David McCurdy
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
None (participants expected to contribute to pizza and soda purchases)
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
All participants must sign a behaviour expectation agreement. Deviations from expected behaviour will result in ejection from the event.
Age restrictions: 
18+ years only (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Available tools or technology: 
Visual Studio, CS5, Maya, etc
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available
Notes: 

Media Design School has a world wide reputation for delivering quality education and is the most unique New Zealand provider for Game Development qualifications. You will be hosted by Mike Porter, Caroline Jeffries, David Marsh, and David McCurdy.

Mike started his game career back in 1995 in Lewisville, Texas. Over the last 15 years, he has worked in several different companies both in Texas and in Seattle, including work for Sierra and Microsoft Games Studios. He has created 3D artwork, level design on various games, for various platforms including Dreamcast, PS2, PC and Xbox 360. His roles included Art Lead, Environment Art Lead, Vehicle Art Lead and Level Design Lead. Mike was even lucky enough to work with the great people at Bungie for a short period to help ship Halo 3.

David March is a recent recruit to Media Design School.

David McCurdy is the Academic Leader at Media Design School and the original designer of Media Design School's Graduate Diploma of Game Development and the degree programmes. David has worked on robotic vision research both in academia and industry. David is a multi-award winning researcher.

Game Jam South

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Jam Site Information
Building Name: 
Digital Confectioners Office
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Donald Bubbins
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$10
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
Open for all. You must purchase a ticket through local site or at the door.
Age restrictions: 
15 or Older
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

Bring
- A computer to work on
- A Good Pair of Headphones to get into the zone
- Your normal Workflow, So your ready to go.
- Mad Skills! Anything from coding to writing music
- Tools of the trade, That could be anything from a tablet to midi keyboard
- Pens and paper

Don't Bring!
- Bad Vibes

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The University of Waikato - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

Computer Science Department,
Block G, Access via Gates 8 or 9
Hillcrest Road
Hamilton, New Zealand

Building Name: 
Either G or R block
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Bill Rogers
Contact Email: 
coms0108@cs.waikato.ac.nz
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$20
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

Auckland - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

Media Design School
242 Queen St
Auckland Central

Building Name: 
Media Design School
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Stephen Knightly
Contact Email: 
sknightly@gmail.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$20
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
hours: 
9am - 12 midnight
Security: 
No security available
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

Visit www.playmaker.org.nz/gamejam to register for the Auckland GameJam.

The event is run by the Auckland Game Developers Meetup and Playmaker, with thanks to Media Design School, InGame and PC World.

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