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The Sarasota Game Developers group with support from faculty and staff at Ringling College is hosting a game jam on Labor Day weekend starting at 6:00 pm Friday, September 1st through 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 3rd. Game jam presentations will be from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Sunday immediately following the jam.

The event will take place at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at Ringling College in room 113.

The jam is open to video and board game designers and developers of all skill levels. It is not a competition and the games will not be formally judged. You can learn more about game jams here:

As part of the weekend long jam, professional developers with expertise on a variety of video game engines such as Unity, Game Maker, and Unreal Engine will be available to provide feedback and guidance to interested attendees.


The theme for the jam will be revealed at 7:00 pm on Friday.


Friday, September 1st
(library room hours are 6:00 pm - 2:00 am)
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Theme reveal and official start at 7:00 pm. You are encouraged to meet other developers and form small teams, but working solo is totally fine too. You may work on site or remotely, just please remember to get some sleep and stay healthy throughout the weekend.

Our room at the library closes at 2:00 am the first night and reopens at 10:00 am Saturday morning.

Saturday, September 2nd
(library room hours are 10:00 am - 11:59 pm)
Show up in the morning and get to work. Check in at 2:00 pm on Saturday with the group to see how things are going. Programming problem? Need feedback on art? We have lots of experts on hand to help answer your questions.

Workshops on GameMaker, Unity, Construct, (and NES!) starting at 11:00 am.

Our room at the library closes at midnight on Saturday and reopens at 10:00 am Sunday morning.

Sunday, September 3rd
(library room hours are 10:00 am - 7:00 pm)
Arrive early for the final push on your games! Check in again at 2:00 pm on Sunday with the group and let us know how it's going. Pizza and snacks will be provided for lunch while supplies last. Games are due by 6:00 pm! Upload a build of your game to this website. Board games can upload pics and rule sheets.

Present your games from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm immediately following the submission deadline. These presentations are open to everyone -- even non-participants.


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Play as Hercules as he tries to marry Cerberus, the Hydra, the Stag, The Birds, or the Apple
Sarasota Game Jam 2017 - Escape the mines!
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Bring water to your desert town. Pray at shrines. Very calming. No conflict.
Role Playing
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Local multiplayer competitive game using four game controllers
Become a Grill Master!
Submission for the Sarasota 48 hour Game Jam, 2017
dung beetles and broken physics
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