Posted 12/30/16 1:56 PM
The Inside the Box Game Jam Tickets: https://www.eventbrit... Time/Date: 12:00-22:00, Saturday 28th January Location: ITB HQ, Unit 5, 32-38 Osborn St, E1 6TD What is a Game Jam? It's the best. In a Game Jam you gather a team of like-minded tabletop enthusiasts, collect together your finest Sharpies and scraps of paper and attempt to create the best possible tabletop game in a short amount of time. You'll be provided with all the resources you need, and will be given a series of constraints in which to create your new box o' fun. At the end of the 'Jam you'll present your ideas to a panel of judges and compete to win snazzy prizes, and the chance of getting your game published! How it Works Never been to a Game Jam before? No worries! We've got you covered. Read below for details about how you'll be jammin'. Teams You can either form your own teams and sign up as a #squad, or you can turn up on your own and join an existing team or form a One-Direction style rag tag band of game designing jammers for one night only. Either way, you'll form a team who you'll spend the duration of the Jam working with on you idea. Once we've got past the first few bits of the event, you won't be able to change teams, so choose your comrades wisely! The Rules Each participant will be provided with credits to spend in the component 'JamStore'. You'll have limited credits, so it'll be a challenge! Every team will also have to ensure their idea fits within the overall theme of the Jam, which will be announced at the event itself. It could be everything has to be made from squares, or nothing blue, or #nozombies or you might have to make a game on the topic of 'object permanance'. Each team will be provided with a table to work on, as well as a few communal idea-generating-bubble areas with crayons and playdoh. The Presentation There will be a big countdown to the end of the event, at which point you won't be able to make any more revisions to your design. There'll be a break with some fun & food and then there'll be a round-robin style playtest session, where each team will rate other games! Each team will then present their game to a panel of industry judges, who will rate your game on a series of pre-set criteria; think Olympic Diving. The Prizes The top few teams will receive a series of fantastic tabletop prizes, and the winning team will get their game fully illustrated and design, and printed! There's also the chance of a publishing contract with ITB. The stakes are high. What's Included Your ticket includes: Entry to the Event Name Badge/Game Jam Lanyard Catalogue of Game Components X 'Jamjar Credits' for You to Spend on Components from the 'JamStore' Music & Entertainment Exclusive Tutorials from Game Design Gurus Opportunity to Win one of Many Tabletop Prizes Opportunity to Win a Publishing Deal with ITB Exclusive Discounts on ITB Products Exclusive Offers on take-home JamStore Products Unlimited Tea and Coffee Lunch FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? You must be at least 18 years old to attend the event or be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Under-18s will not be served alcohol. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The ITB HQ is at Unit 5, 32-38 Osborn St, London, E1 6TD The nearest London Underground station is Aldgate East, and is easily walkable from Aldgate, Shoreditch High St or Whitechapel stations. There's a couple of bus stops on Whitechapel High St near Aldgate East tube station. If you are arriving from outside London by Train, all of the main London train stations are within 30-40 mins away via the London Underground. We recommend purchasing a refundable Oyster Card to reduce your fare. If you are driving from outside London, then there is a privately managed car park directly adjacent to the building, which charges £24 per 24-hr stay. There's also a significantly cheaper one further North up Brick Lane at the Truman Brewery complex (5-10 min walk) What can/can't I bring to the event? You won't need to bring anything with you, other than heaps of enthusiasm. Don't bother bringing a laptop or anything else fancy, this is a tabletop jam, keep it cardboard. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Let us know if you have any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org Will we get more info nearer the time? Yes! We'll send you a schedule for the day, more hot-to-get-here info, as well as a few jokes. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, we'll scan your ticket upon entry to the event. Will there be food and drink available? Food, drinks & snacks will be available at budget prices at the bar throughout the event, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, including fizzy drinks, energy drinks etc. A buttie voucher, as well as unlimited tea and coffee is included. Specific dietary requirements will be catered to where possible, please contact us on email@example.com to let us know about any requirements you might have. Is this event space accessible? We've got a lift up from street level to the 3rd floor, but unfortunately there are a few steps to the office.