The Manchester Game Studies Network is delighted announce the EGU Game Jam, in collaboration with the European Geosciences Union, as part of vEGU21 . The theme for this game jam is ‘Geoscience’ and we’re inviting designers old and new to come up with games that fit on just 4 sheets of A4 paper (you can print on both sides). We’re looking for exciting new board games, card games, RPGs, dexterity games - anything that can be printed at home, and which has a theme that is related to the geosciences, or an aspect of geoscientific research.
The competition opens on Monday 1st February 2021 and closes on Wednesday 31st March 2021. Entries will be judged in terms of science communication (how well it communicates a geoscientific topic), gameplay (how fun it is to play), accessibility (how accessible it is to all audiences), and design (how it looks). There will be a public vote, taking place from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th April, following which the top three entries will be judged by our panel of judges, with the winner announced on Thursday 30th April.
The EGU Videogame Jam 2021 is running concurrently with The EGU Videogames Jam 2021, hosted by the Manchester Game Study Network, which will be searching for exciting videogames, old or new, of any style, with a theme relating to the geosciences, or an aspect of geoscientific research.
Make any game you like within the following restrictions:
We’ve teamed up with experienced games designers from across the world to create a suite of short videos, all of which should help you in the development of both your games and your skills as games designers. To check out the resources, visit the MSGN Game Jam page at: https://www.manchestergamestudies.org/game-jam.