GGJ Archives 2009-2012

Qantm College London

Global Game Jam 2010 Participating Jam Site

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Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Jason Colman
Location Information

SAE House
297 Kingsland Road
E8 4DD

Jam logistics
Entrace Fee: 
This site is open to anyone subject only to local age restrictions
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Internet Access: 
Internet access available
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Have access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available



Also thanks to Jason for organising this event.

It'll be interesting to see some photos taken during the GGJ. :)


Lost property

Ok, this is my last post. We have some lost property. I'll keep it safe, please email me to tell me if you've lost something and we'll sort it out.



Thanks to:

* The members of the panel for coming along on a cold Sunday night
* Rosie and Jodie for all their hard work organising everything
* All the Qantm and SAE staff who staffed the event

and especially THE JAMMERS for creating such excellent games in such a short time! Well done everyone!!!


The Awards Ceremony

On Sunday from 4-6pm our 9 teams presented their games to our Illustrious Panel, consisting of:

Fiona French from London Metropolitan University
Ajith Ram from Candella Software (www.candellasoftware.com)
Kam Star from Playgen (www.playgen.com)
Russell Thomas from Creative Boom London (www.creativeboom.co.uk)
Rob Hendry and Barclay Deeming from Ideaworks (www.ideaworkslabs.com)

The games were all highly commended, and awarded first place in the following categories:

* Snowiest game, with most original controls: Natasha, Soviet Plumber Princess

* Simplest, most child-friendly, and most addictive game: Wink's Sink

* Most metaphoric for life, and with the most potential: Kingdom Hurts

* Most exciting concept, most microscopic, and most mold-breaking: Body Warfare

* Most dependent on AI and traffic, and with most narrative potential: W.I.N.K.

* Most religious, manic and subversive: Second Coming

* Spookiest game, created with the smallest team: Sweet Disposition

* Funniest, most pre-school-friendly, with the most reverse-whack-a-mole mechanic: Pikabu

* Best graphics, and which impressed the grizzled industry vets: Bloke On A Bus

All participants were awarded certificates presented by hardcore gamer Joshua (8).

*** Thanks to the panel for coming along! Well done everyone! ***


Games are finished!

Our plucky jammers have finished their games and uploaded them... at 4pm we'll be treated to a short demo from each team, followed by our awards ceremony :-)


Good evening jammers!

Lots of awesome game dev action today.. now the jammers are hungry and getting pizza :-)


Good morning jammers!

It's a nice sunny day in Hackney :-) The teams are all working away like busy bees.


See you this afternoon!

Looking forward to seeing you later on.. we have the lecture theatre from 5pm, when we can unveil the Theme and stuff, and come up with game ideas, get into teams etc.

Feel free to arrive earlier - you can have a look round at your home for the next 48 hours :-) We have a lounge with a cafe, so you can have a snack etc.


Yes indeedy

Getting excited now, and there are so many more people this year!


Uploaded test game

Awesome test game uploaded... on Saturday, each team should create a game entry.


Broadcasting live from the luxurious lecturers office

Let me know if you can see this ok :-)


We are full up!

Hi, I'm sorry but we are now full up at Qantm.

If you would like to participate, you can send me an email and I'll let you know if we get a cancellation. Sorry.


Oh dear

Hiya Jason

I accidentally created another GGJ site for Qantm, thinking that I'm actually going through the registration process and now I feel like an idiot :'(

Could you inform the moderators about this? I'm just too embarrassed.

Also, could you send me an email on how to become a "Jammer" or a participant?
My e-mail address is amig90atyahoo [dot] com


Harley Wilson


Just found out I'll be doing a timed essay assignment that interferes with this Jam :(



Hey everyone!

It sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun this year!

Hope to see you there.

With Regards,
Michael "Adrir" Scott


I can't be there on the Saturday

I can't make it for the Saturday after all, so won't be a major contributor to the GameJam. I'll come on the Friday and Sunday to see if I can do anything constructive in that time.


Please sign up this week

Hi again :-)
If you are thinking of signing up but haven't yet, please can you do it this week (week ending 23rd Jan). That's so we have an idea of numbers and can plan a bit more in the final week. If you want to sign up but it's now after 24th Jan, please send me an email and I'll let you know if we still have space.
- Jason


Information coming this week!

Hi everyone,
thanks for signing up. Like I said, this week I'll send you an email giving you some information. Sorry if you have felt a bit lost - this is my first game jam so I'm not super organised!
Best wishes,
- Jason


Totally looking forward to

Totally looking forward to this years GGJ :D



Oh good an email will be sent out. As I have no idea what to really to expect or to bring etc. So I too look forward to the email ^^


Cheers Jason !! Looking

Cheers Jason !!
Looking forward to your mail


Hi Prem

Hi Prem, thanks for introducing yourself! I'll send some more info to everyone who has signed up, later on this week.
- Jason




Let me introduce myself, My name is Prem from the University for the Creative Arts and This would be my first Game Jam, I am not entirely sure of the procedure. If some one can give me a bit of an insight I would very much appreciate it.

Please feel free to contact me through my email address
prem [dot] rajahatgmail [dot] com

Prem Rajah


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