This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-03-22 12:00:00 to 2021-03-26 12:00:00. View results
UOC Game Jam started as a competition for University of Cumbria students, but expanded to other institutions, then to everyone; student and non-student alike. Check out last year’s event below:
Games will be required to be based upon a theme. The theme for this year’s jam is, ‘MIDNIGHT OIL’.
Which may allude to:
Or something else entirely…
The theme and full rules can be found on our UOC Game Jam Discord, which you can join, here.
UOC Game Jam will take place over 96 hours, running from 12pm Monday 22/03/21, to 12pm Friday 26/03/21 GMT. The onus is on making the content during the jam, but you may use work from other sources, if you have a license that allows it. If such material is used, be clear and declare it somewhere in the game.
The submitted games are voted on by people taking part in the game jam, as well as by industry professionals. The categories are:
The prizes will be as follows:
Best game - £100 Amazon vouchers
Most inventive game - £75 Amazon Vouchers
Judges’ Choice - £75 Amazon Vouchers
UOC Game Jam is run by the BA Games Design course team at the University of Cumbria. In normal years which are a bit less… ‘2020′, we run the competition both on our Brampton road campus, here in Carlisle, UK, as well as online. However, this year, we are using itch.io to make it as straight forward and inclusive as possible. You can find out more about the Games Design course here.
By all means! UOC Game Jam is for everyone of all experience and skill levels; join the Discord server, find a group and contribute through designs, artwork, ideas, play-testing and more. Also…
Of course. Card, table-top, board, paper-based, or games that do not require computer interaction are also welcomed. Submit the work as a .PDF and make sure to include a comprehensive set of rules, as well as anything that may be needed to play the game.
Any, as long as it is possible to open and play the game as a standalone. The game needs to be packaged so that it can run without the software with which it was created. It’s worth double checking this by running and checking the finished game on a different computer.
Nope, you can work alone or in any size group. Really big groups may prove problematic in the time frame, though.
You do. We would also like to retain a copy of the game for possible promotional purposes.
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