This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-02-10 18:00:00 to 2017-02-12 18:00:01.

As previously teased on our community forums, Improbable will be hosting a SpatialOS game jam from Friday 10th February at 18:00 GMT until Sunday 12th February 2017 at 18:00 GMT.

Since we announced the opening of the SpatialOS Games Alpha, we have wanted to celebrate the growth of our developer community. We want to help new developers get aboard the SpatialOS platform while giving veterans the chance to really show off their creative skills. A game jam is the perfect way we can do this.

This is still a competition and there will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs across several categories. More information on this will be available soon.

How do I enter?

We want this game jam to be as open as possible, so whatever your degree of familiarity with SpatialOS, please consider taking part.

You can participate remotely or come into the Improbable offices and work during the game jam weekend. A team of SpatialOS engineers and staff will be around to provide support and guidance as necessary for all entrants.

All you have to do is register. If you are joining us in London, you must do so by the 8th of February. The registration cut-off for remote teams/individuals is right up until the game jam starts.

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Registering as an individual

Email gamejam@improbable.io with the all of the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Whether you'll be working on your own or looking to join a team for the game jam (this will help us find teammates for you in advance).
  • Whether you are working remotely or whether you will be coming into the Improbable office.
  • What equipment you'll be bringing.
  • What equipment you'll be needing from us (we can only provide monitors, keyboards & mice).
  • Your level of SpatialOS awareness (e.g. have you completed the tutorial, have you deployed your first game, etc.).

Registering as a team

Maximum team size is 5 people. Email gamejam@improbable.io with all the following details:

  • The full name of every member of your team.
  • Whether you require a team SpatialOS project to collaborate on.
  • What equipment you'll be bringing.
  • What equipment you'll be needing from us (we can only provide monitors, keyboards & mice).
  • A brief description of your team's level of SpatialOS awareness (e.g. have you completed the tutorial, have you deployed your first game, etc.).
  • What skills your team will need (e.g. are you looking to find additional team members at the event?)

Prizes and judging

The entries will be appraised and prize winners announced on Monday 13th February 2017 by a team of experts and a special guest judge. Full details on prizes and judges will be made available soon but there will certainly be multiple prize-winning categories.

Additional information

For now here is some additional event information:

  • The competition begins at 18:00 GMT on 10/02/17 and all work must stop at 18:00 GMT on 12/02/17.
  • The Improbable office is not open 24 hours a day for the game jam but will be available at the following times:
    • Friday 10th February: 5pm – 10pm
    • Saturday 11th February: 10am – 10pm
    • Sunday 12th February: 10am – 7pm
  • Some food and drinks will be provided for teams working in the office during the game jam.
  • Winning entries may also be included in a future blog post on https://spatialos.improbable.io/community.

We can't wait to see and share what you come up with. Discuss the game jam and post any questions you have, in the community forum thread.

Good luck!