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Do you have a passion for making games? Want to spend a weekend creating a game with other people sharing your passion? Then the King GameJam is what you’ve been waiting for!

What is the King GameJam?

The King GameJam challenge is a creative coding event for all sorts of individuals who have a passion for making games. The event will be taking place at our King Studio in Barcelona, from 7th to 8th of November 2015.

It’s a great chance to show off those sweet game making skills of yours while collaborating and learning with others. Be ready to create a bit of magic in a fun, creative, environment.

How does it work?

We’re looking for all types of individuals to take on the King GameJam challenge.

Participants will get to flex their imagination, meet super- talented people from around the industry and develop something awesome. Not to mention it’s a great chance to get a feel for the King creative experience!

If this sounds like your idea of fun, then sign up now!

How do I enter?

Application for entry should be done online via EVENTBRITE. The Eventbrite link will be open from 2nd of October to 16th of October for the registration process.

Eventbrite - King GameJam 2015

Rules are simple:
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old, and they have to sign up individually. They can enter the GameJam individually or in a team. The final 12 teams will be composed of 3 to 5 people, and will be formed at the kick-off on Friday 6th of November.
  • Teams will have one weekend to create their game.
  • Your entry must be original and coded during the GameJam, and it must comply with our Guidelines and Rules.
  • You need to be physically at the King GameJam location to participate. No online option to participate will be offered.
  • You need to bring your own computer and any software and other hardware you wish to use to the event. We will provide Wi-Fi and power, but your own computer must be Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Participation in the King GameJam is completely free, but places are limited and will be allocated by King according selection criteria (see the King GameJam Rules).
  • Selected participants will be contacted by King to confirm their participation at the King GameJam.
  • In order to participate you have to read and accept the King GameJam Rules.
When?
  • GameJam: 7th to 8th of November 2015.
  • Friday 6th of November: introductory session with the selected participants at 18.00 to organize the teams, choose the GameJam theme, Q&A session, and prepare everything for next day.
  • Saturday 7th of November: kick-off at 09.00 and all day jamming. Doors close at 21.00. Attendees are free to continue working on their games between Saturday and Sunday if they wish, but not at the King GameJam location.
  • Sunday 8th of November: kick-off at 09.00 and rounding off the jam around 17.00.
  • Friday 13th of November: The King Game Jam Awards Ceremony in Barcelona, running from 18.30 until 23.00. During the awards evening we will present all the games and announce the winners. There will be prizes for the different categories.
Where?

The full addresses will be given to all attendees prior to the event.

Does King get to keep my code or idea?

No, anything original which you create at the King GameJam is all yours, and you and your team own the intellectual property of your game. We have no intention or desire to use your submission for our business and we are not even keeping copies of the submissions after the event and the King GameJam Awards Ceremony have finished.

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact us at: BarcelonaGameJam@king.com

F.A.Qs


Do I sign up alone or as a team?

You have to sign up individually, but during the registration process you can indicate if you would like to participate with your own team (3 to 5 pax). If you don’t have a team don’t worry; we’ll have a team formation event with all the selected participants on Friday the 6th of November.

Do I have to be a programmer?

No, all game makers are welcome, whether you do programming, graphics, sound or design, or a mix of everything! And remember, every saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Do I need to be physically at the King GameJam location to participate?

Yes. No online option to participate will be offered.

Do I need to bring my own computer to the event?

Yes. We will provide Wi-Fi and power but you must bring your own computer, and it must be Wi-Fi enabled.

Does it cost anything to participate in the King GameJam?

No, it's completely free!

May I use external resources or tools to create my game?

Yes, here you have a list of Resources & Tools for Jammers. Feel free to explore the links before the GameJam days.

Does King get to keep my code or idea?

No, anything original which you create is all yours, you own it. We have no intention or desire to use your submission for our business and we are not even keeping copies of the submissions after the awards ceremony.

What should I bring?

Wi-Fi enabled computer and any software and other hardware you wish to use.

Who can I contact for further information?

Now, we know that you know that there’s nothing better than reading the full GameJam Rules… But in summary, they are:

  • you must be over 18 to enter
  • there will be 6 categories and fun prizes
  • places are limited and will be allocated at our discretion
  • all original intellectual property that you create belongs to you or your team and not us
  • your entry must be original and coded during the GameJam and
  • your entry must comply with our Guidelines and Restrictions

You also can get in touch with the team at BarcelonaGameJam@king.com if there is anything you’re not sure about.

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