This ain't your Daddy's civil rights!
NGP Game Jam Overview
Run of Show
Day 1 - Friday (11/8)
12:00p - 1:00p Tourney Registration/Jammer Registration
1:00p - 2:00p Lunch
1:00p – 5:00p Jammer Registration
1:00p – 5:00p Mortal Kombat and Mario Smash Brothers Tournament
5:00p - 6:00p Welcome, Video, Keynotes (need keynote)
6:00p - 7:00p Ice Breakers/Team Formation
7:00p – 8:00p Dinner, Social Time
8:00p - 9:00p Group Pitch Development
9:00p – 10:00p Teams Pitch Game Ideas
10:00p – 2:00a Teams Jamming
Day 2 - Saturday (11/9)
09:00a - 10:00a Breakfast
10:00a - 1:00p Teams Jamming, Status Check, Set Up Game Project Page
1:00p - 2:00p Lunch
2:00p – 5:00p Teams Jamming
5:00p - 6:00p Playtest each others’ games
6:00p - 7:00p Social/break out activity
7:00p - 8:00p Dinner and social time
8:00p – 2:00a Teams Jamming
Day 3 - Sunday (11/10)
09:00a - 10:00a Breakfast
10:00a - 1:00p Teams Jamming, Uploads to NGP Game Jam Website
1:00p - 3:00p Lunch, Short Presentations/Game Demos
3:00p – 4:00p Awards, Close-Out
New Georgia Project Game Jam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I take part from home?
No, you can’t take part online. You need to register at www.newgeorgiaproject.org/gamejam and be present at Axis Replay November 8-10 in order to participate in the New Georgia Project Game Jam. There you will form teams and create a game over the weekend. Part of what makes the NGP Game Jam event different and special from other jams is the opportunity to co-create games with voters, non-voters, gamers, developers, and voting rights experts.
Is the New Georgia Project Game Jam a competition?
You bet it is! We are putting our heads together to think through a different way to interact with government, society, and each other. There are cash prizes for the winning game teams, which will be decided by our panel of expert judges.
Do I need to come to the event with a team already formed?
Nope! We’ll be forming teams at the New Georgia Project Game Jam itself based on the folks in the room. All you need to bring is your experience, ideas, and computer (if you have one).
Do I need special skills to participate in the New Georgia Project Game Jam?
Experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists, musicians, knitters, gardners, architects, and anyone who has an interest is welcome to try their hand at making a game during the New Georgia Project Game Jam. You can learn new skills and support your team by contributing ideas, playtesting, and giving moral support. There’s a place for everyone to contribute at the New Georgia Project Game Jam.
Do I need to register on the New Georgia Project Game Jam website?
Yes, everyone taking part in the New Georgia Project Game Jam must register on the website. If you arrive at Axis Replay and have not yet registered, we will have computers there for you to fill out your registration form on the spot. The New Georgia Project Game Jam is free and open to everyone, so the registration is to let us know who’s in the room and to make sure we have everyone’s team recorded.
How can I make my game accessible to gamers with disabilities?
Over 20% of gamers have some kind of impairment that may affect their ability to play a game. Avoiding the barriers they face not only means more players, it also makes a real difference to people’s quality of life. Independent access to recreation, culture, and socializing may not be easily available, and games can help to provide that.
There are four main types of impairment: visual, motor, hearing, and cognitive. Considerations for them range in complexity and not all are appropriate to all game mechanics. But whichever one/s you choose to design for, there’s a huge opportunity for innovation and new approaches that haven’t been tried before. These Game Accessibility Guidelines can help you make games that are more accessible to all.
Who owns the intellectual property of the games made during the New Georgia Project Game Jam?
The New Georgia Project Game Jam is about experimentation, sharing, collaboration, and learning from each other. All participants are expected to share their games by uploading their games, assets, source code, tc. Games are uploaded under the Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Creative Commons License. This basically means the team that created the game owns the original content and can do with it as they please. The New Georgia Project Game Jam also retains an original copy that it can download, modify, and distribute for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
Read our full Content Policy for details.
What software are you using to build a Game?
GDevelop is an open-source, cross-platform game creator designed to be used by anyone. This takes the code out of development. Giving your more time to polish art and concepts It's as easy as drag, drop and tweak. GDevelop takes visual programming to the next step, allowing you to add ready-made behaviors to your game objects and make new behaviors using these intuitive, easy to learn events.If you've never used GDevelop, try it online or download the desktop version! Express your small and big ideas: you can prototype new features on your games in minutes, and refine them without limits. Making games has never been so easy and fast, with the visual editors provided by GDevelop. Learn more at https://gdevelop-app.com/
Register here : www.newgeorgiaproject.org/gamejam
$5,000 in prizes
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
CTO New Georgia Project
Must have completed the game design section