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New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Jam Site Information

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: 
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
open to everyone
Age restrictions: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
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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 2012


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.)

Our local student ACM Siggraph chapter at SoA+D NJIT will hold the "get-involved" meeting immediately preceding GGJ 2012 Opening Session at 4 PM in the Loft. All student participants are welcome to stop by and get involved. ACM & ACM Siggraph Student Chapters, and members, are important contributors to our event and this event is a great opportunity to meet them.



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)
5:20-5:45 PM GGJ Keynote 2012 Screening
5:45-6:00 PM Official jam kick-off, Logistics (Zarzycki)
6:00-6:30 PM Past favorite GGJ games (Sequeira)
6:30-6:45 PM Theme Discussion (Narahara)

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


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


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


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

We would like to thank our sponsors for providing software and awards: Scirra makers of Construct 2 (www.scirra.com)

Site sponsors ACM and ACM Siggraph NJIT Students Chapters:

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