The Ukie Student Game Jam is returning for its third year on April 4-5 2016, as part of the new London Games Festival. The Game Jam again will see teams from Ukie’s fifteen Student institutes competing against each other to create the best game in 36 hours and win the coveted Ukie Student Game Jam trophy.
The theme of the game jam will be announced at 9:30am on Monday 4 April, and you’ll then have until midnight on Tuesday to brainstorm, design and create your game. Entries will be judged on a number of factors, including concept, playability, narrative, creativity, and, importantly, accessibility. A full judging criteria will be released ahead of the Jam.
The Game Jam will run remotely across all our institutes' campuses and will be judged by a panel of industry judges.
We are currently looking for mentors!
Each student team will be paired with an industry mentor who will help guide them through the process, help develop their ideas, and give advice and tips.
The Game Jam also needs sponsors!
Games London have been confirmed as a sponsor for the game jam, which will feature as part of the new London Games Festival, a 10 day celebration of UK games, backed by the Mayor of London.
Square Enix Collective have also been confirmed as a sponsor for the game jam. Collective is a curated platform that enables creators to post ideas, and gamers to judge whether those ideas should become reality or not. If an idea is supported by the community, we may offer to support the project through crowdfunding as well, via Indiegogo or Kickstarter. Essentially, we’re trying to help small teams build awareness of their ideas, and ultimately self-publish – while retaining IP and full creative control.
If you’d like to check out our sponsorship opportunities, have a look at the document below or email Jenny.