Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, SCAD-Atlanta , Georgia Tech and SCAD-Savannah/Guild Hall have already registered sites for the 2018 Global Game Jam. Register now and take part in our third annual "Best in Georgia" competition.

Getting Ready for Game Jam 2018: Georgia Event Location Details

Ashley Stapleton, Game Writer

January 26 kicks off the 2018 Global Game Jam, an event where game devs across the world form teams and make a game within forty-eight hours. All are welcome to participate, from programmers to artists to those who simply want to try their hand at making a game. The only requirement is that you come fresh—you’ll group up and learn the theme on site when the event begins. Until then, you’re encouraged to arrive with nothing more than a song in your heart (though you are always welcome to bring computers loaded with all the tools you need). It’s a bold undertaking that has continued to inspire and support devs from all backgrounds.

Georgia will be hosting five separate event sites to accommodate this year’s Jammers: Kennesaw State University, SCAD-Atlanta, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and SCAD-Savannah. Each has provided some basic information to give participants an idea of what to expect.

 

Kennesaw State University

Atrium Building (J-Block)

1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE Marietta, GA 30060

Entrance Fee: $25

Hours: Will be closed between 12 - 7am on Friday and Saturday nights, though this may change

Age Restrictions: 18+ only

Food Options: Meals provided on site.

Available Tools or Technology: Computers, Unity, Unreal, Maya, 3DS, etc.

Auditorium Space: This site has auditorium space available for post-Jam presentations.

Parking Information: There are designated parking spaces on campus for KSU students, faculty, and staff. However, visitors will need to park in the designated visitors parking spaces.

This site has onsite security.

 

Georgia State University

Creative Media Industries Institute

25 Park Place Atlanta, GA 30302

Entrance Fee: None

Age Restrictions: 18+ only

Food Options: Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.

This site has onsite security.

Parking Information: You may park in the G Deck (http://parking.gsu.edu/parking-locations/student/g-deck/) which is a couple blocks away from the CMII (25 Park Place). Parking is $7 if you enter on Friday and free on the weekends. Parking in the deck overnight is at your own risk. GSU has many services that you can use if you would like an escort to your car at any time. There is space to stop your car in front of 25 Park Place to unload, but best to have someone in your car at all times there as there is no parking in front of 25 Park Place.

 

SCAD-Atlanta

Atlanta DMC Theatre

1611 W Peachtree St Atlanta, GA 30309

Entrance Fee: $25 for non-SCAD students/alumni

Age Restrictions: 18+ only

Food Options: Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.

Available Tools or Technology: Computers, Unity, Unreal, various 2D/3D art-development software, etc.

Parking Information: Parking deck available at no charge. Overflow parking on the street may require meter pay.

 

Georgia Tech

Skiles Building Room 318

686 Cherry St NW Atlanta, GA 30313

Entrance Fee: None

Age Restrictions: 18+ only

Food Options: Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.

Available Tools or Technology: Windows PCs with game-making software (Unity, GameMaker, Maya, etc.), physical prototyping equipment (Arduino and Raspberry Pi), and VR/AR equipment (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Hololens). Availability is limited, so participants are encouraged to bring their own computers if possible.

Parking Information: MARTA is always an option. See visitor parking map here (Area 3 is recommended) and a list of rates here. For free parking, try the side streets between Centennial Olympic Park Dr. and Luckie Dr.

SCAD-Savannah

2nd Floor Montgomery Hall and The Guild Hall in Downtown Savannah

3515 Montgomery Street

Savannah, GA, 31405, United States

Entrance Fee: None

Hours: Open for entire 48 hours

Who Can Participate: Montgomery Hall requires a SCAD ID to enter, The Guild Hall is open to all.

Age Restrictions: 18+ only

Food Options: Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.

Available Tools or Technology: Computers, Unreal Engine 4, Maya, Unity.

This site has onsite security.

 

If you are unable to attend this year for whatever reason, rest assured, there are still ways you can participate. Follow #GGJ18 on Twitter during Game Jam to see how you can help your fellow Jammers. For more details, visit the Global Game Jam FAQ page.

Happy Jamming!

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