20th - 22nd March 2015
Moray College UHI, Moray Street, Elgin, Moray IV30 1JJ
ScreenHI are delighted to partner again this year with Moray College UHI and Hunted Cow Studios. Makers of traditional board games are being invited to compete alongside cutting-edge video games makers in a 48-hour-long ‘game jam’ due to take place in Elgin next month over a single weekend.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Moray Game Jam, Moray College UHI is set to host Moray Game Jam 2015 from Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March. In the space of 48 hours, teams will design, develop, create and test a new game with the hope of turning it into a commercial success.
Teams of up to five people are being sought now by the game jam organisers. Members should be over 16 and a bespoke ‘dating’ service will be offered to solo entrants looking to pair up with like-minded gamers to create a brand new game.
The winning video game team will win the opportunity to be mentored by Elgin-based Hunted Cow Studios, while the triumphant board game team will be offered the chance to work with California-based Victory Point Games.
This year, the organisers of Moray Game Jam are also offering workshops on Saturday 21st March led by industry experts, which are completely free and open for members of the public to attend. At these workshops, experienced users of leading game-making software packages Blender, YoYo GameMaker Studio and Unity will introduce people to ways in which they can make the software work when it comes to making their own video games. There is no age-restriction on attending these workshops. Alan Emrich of Victory Point Games will also lead a board game development Masterclass.
Visit the Moray Game Jam website for further information and details onz how to enter.