Friday, January 30: (The Soft-Start)

18:00 - Meet and Greet

18:30 - Rules, Judges Introduced, and GameJam Challenge Announced!

18:45 - Paper Prototypes and Playtesting Ideas
Expert game designers will be on-hand to help!

20:00 - Wrap-up and Close!
Everybody goes home. Sleep on your ideas.

Saturday, January 30:

08:00 - Kick-off and power on!
09:00 - Coffee & Bagels
13:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Expert Consulting Session (Animation, Sound, and Programming)
13:30 - Expert Consulting Session (Animation, Sound, and Programming)
14:00 - Expert Consulting Session (Animation, Sound, and Programming)
14:30 - Expert Consulting Session (Animation, Sound, and Programming)
15:00 - Expert Consulting Session (Animation, Sound, and Programming)
15:30 - Expert Consulting Session (Animation, Sound, and Programming)
19:00 - Dinner

Sunday, February 1:

09:00 - Breakfast
15:00 - Hands-off! All work on Game Jam Games ends now.
15:00 - Setup for presentations and meetings with judges
16:00 - Dinner and Presentations
17:30 - Judges Confer
17:30 - Awards

Expert Consulting Sessions

On Saturday, between 13:00 and 15:30, GameJam groups will be able to book 30 minute sessions without some expert consultants who will be on-hand to advise and help participants with their projects.

Expert Consultants:
- Art & Animation
  • Tim Coman, Day 1 Studios
  • Chuck Ernst, Midway Games
- Sound
  • John Hey, Jon Hey Interactive
  • Robert Steel, DePaul Faculty
  • Michael Mitchell, DePaul
- Programming
  • Ed Keenan, Midway Games
  • Michael Weilbacher, Midway Games

Awards

- Best Overall Game - Audience Award
- Best Overall Game - Panel Award
- Spirit of the Game Jam - Audience Award

Judging Panel

(in alphabetical order)

Other Details

As the event's date approaches, we will be updating this site with further details. However, keep in mind that we have limited space so register as early as soon as possible! Also, it is possible that participants from the different game jams across the world will be invited to participate in the IGDA Education Summit held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in 2009.
Registration is open and we look forward to seeing you!