This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-06-13 17:00:00 to 2020-06-14 18:00:00. View 26 entries

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Becker College Club is excited to offer the Jump Start Game Jam for interested high school students, their parents or teachers on June 13-14. The virtual event is free but preregistration is required by June 9.

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A game jam lets participants try their hand at creating a video game — from coding on up. "Our Jump Start Game Jam has been designed with first-time participants in mind," said Gavin Camlin '21, IGDA Becker Club vice-president. "We know that tons of high school students who have a passion for games are searching for fun, new things to do during the pandemic and we thought a game jam might hit the spot."

Those who sign up will also get the chance to hear some mini-talks from game industry professional like Owen Leach from ZeniMax Online (Elder Scrolls Online), Gwen Frey from Chump Squad (Kine) and David Lennon from Proletariat (Spellbreak).

"Creating a game is a great experience," said Robby Williams '21, IGDA Becker Club secretary. "It opens up a whole new world. Every game jam I've been involved in has always produced some amazing work."

For participants, there will be a dedicated communications channel on Discord (click the link to join the server now!) with IGDA Becker Club student members so that if anyone participating online has questions, wants advice or bumps into any problems they will be able to connect.

The club will also provide all who participate with an introductory game jam “kit.” The "kit" will include some game jam basics, free software recommendations and some game assets that the participants might need.

The virtual event will be co-sponsored by MassDiGI with whom the club collaborated last fall to run a pilot effort as part of Massachusetts STEM Week.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-game-jam-tickets-106914969552

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playing with food
Survival
Made in 24 hours for the Jumpstart Game Jam
Platformer
A pac man top down, semi 3d horror experience!
Survival
A fun free browser based game!
Platformer
Play in browser
Nyan-cat flying in the cosmos
Just a simple run-of-the-mill platformer. That's it.
Platformer
A short puzzle game for the Jumpstart Game Jam.
Puzzle
Don't lose momentum!
Platformer
The game about small things.
Platformer
Platformer
Speed-Based Arcade Space Shooter
Shooter
Play in browser
Short platformer taking inspiration (copying) from a few other games I like.
Platformer
Link: https://makecode.com/_XKK8Vp8pLP18
Play in browser
Drive around the track while dodging cars
Racing
I made this by myself. This game is awful but honestly I learned a lot more than I had expected
Platformer
A cute and short experience, where you walk around looking and listening to the cartoony wildlife