Students will create a game over the course of a single school day to demonstrate their jamming and cooperation abilities. This is to determine a sufficiently capable pair that we will feel confident in sending off on a train!
Train Jam is a 52-hour game jam spanning across the entirety of the journey from Chicago to San Francisco. A pre-jam social occurs on the night before as a warmup for social funtimes.
We will be offering to send two students (one from Prog, one from an art track) to Chicago to participate in the trainjam. They’ll be provided with a trainjam pass, which grants them access to the trainjam as well as a GDC Expo Pass so that they may browse the expo hall and help present their game at the GDC Train Jam booth. We'll be then helping them ship themselves back up to Seattle. They will be accompanied by Terry Nguyen, a Programming Instructor.
The student will be responsible for lodging during that period of time.
In order to avoid any pretenses of favoritism or unfairness, we opted to go with a mini-competition from which the team with the best game will be shipped to Chicago for the train jam. Students must sign up in pairs; this is because the mini-compo is intended bring out the best pair who will get along on such a trip.
What? Battle for Train Jam
When? December 15th, 2017 from 9am to 6pm
Where? Seattle Campus of the AIE
The games will be subjected to a blind playtest by a panel of individuals who will come to a consensus on their favorite game.
The games will be judged against the following criteria on a three-point scale.
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