Five College Game Jam

Would you like to make a game in 24 hours, alongside other local game developers and Five College students? If so, join us for a game jam at Hampshire College on September 27-28.

When: 6pm Friday, September 27
Where: Hampshire College, Adele Simmons Hall, Room 126
What: 24 hours full of game making fun (ends 6pm Saturday)
Who: Anyone with an interest in making games, especially if you have some programming, art, audio, or game design skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a team to participate?
A: No! Teams will be formed during the game jam.

Q: Do I need skills to participate?
A: It’s best if you have some skills in either art, programming, audio, project management, or game design, but everyone is welcome.

Q: What is the cost, and do I need to bring anything?
A: It’s free! Simply show up and have fun. If you have a laptop, it could be useful but it’s not required. There are 20 computers on-site, and we’ll have additional supplies for everyone to use.

Q: What if I already have a game idea?
A: You can make any game you want, but we will reveal a secret theme at 6pm on Friday. It’s often a fun and rewarding design challenge to consider the theme.

Q: What if I want to make a board game instead of a digital game?
A: Non-digital games are perfectly acceptable. We’ll have some supplies available, like paper, pencils, dice, colored cubes and discs, etc.

Q: Is the event free?
A: Yes! Just show up! You don’t even have to register, but if you do register, we’ll have a better idea how much food to order.

Q: Will food be provided?
A: Yes! We will provide Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, and snacks throughout.

Important Note: If you need special accommodations, please contact at least 48 hours before the event.

Five College Game Jam