The Future is Creative – it’s time to make your mark on the games industry by joining your peers and taking part in the annual Escape Studios’ Game Jam, from 22 nd – 24 th June at 190 High Holborn, London.
At the Escape Studios Game Jam, gain insight and advice from industry leaders, and learn about the creative job opportunities in the games space.
For the third year running, the Escape Studios’ Game Jam is going to be offering up-and-coming talent a chance to meet their peers and put their skills to the test. In a task set against the clock, teams will be challenged to create the best game to fit the brief and theme (the theme will be revealed at the start of the event!).
Team work, creativity, endurance and a desire to learn from your peers are all that is required in this annual game design competition, which is now in its third year.
Running from Friday 22nd June, through to Sunday 24th June, each team will get 48 hours to create and present their game to a panel of industry judges, in order to win an exclusive prize package!
Full Details on the weekend’s activities can be found below:
Part of the grand prize is a Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia game code and exclusive t-shirt, with further prizes to be announced.
Each team will consist of 4 gamers and members will be selected by the event organisers to ensure an even skill-set for each team. The Game Jam 2018 will be made up of a maximum of 6 teams, so get in early to secure your spot!
As part of the sign-up process, to secure your place, you will need to submit a £10 deposit, which will be refunded once the event is complete. The deposit will not be refunded if you do not turn up to take part after committing to do so.
The theme of the Game Jam will be provided on the day and teams must make all components of their game over the weekend – no part of the game can be pre-made.
The competition will be judged on the game concept, design, art, relevance to the brief and overall delivery.
We have teamed up with up with Industry body UKIE, Creative Assembly and 3D World Magazine to bring you top industry professionals to help build your ideas. Representatives will drop in over the course of the weekend, to offer advice and will be part of the final judging panel.
Additional judges also include Tom Constable, Seconded Level Designer at Creative Assembly. who has worked on games such as Total War, Alien Isolation and Halo Wars 2 ‘Awakening The Nightmare’. Escape Studios’ Head of Games, Simon Fenton, who has over 23 years’ experience in the games industry and has worked for the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Simon will also be on hand to provide mentoring and guidance over the weekend. In addition to Simon’s expertise, jammers will be joined by George O’Keefe, alumni of Escape Studios who is currently an Environment Artist at Rare Ltd.
The Game Jam 2018 will be held at Escape Studios’ campus, 190 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BH, in central London (nearest tube – Holborn).
All participants must bring their own laptop, power cables, converters and any other equipment you may need. All participants are responsible for their own property – Escape Studios cannot be held liable for property damages or loss. We will be providing power supply and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as food and drink to get you going and everything you need to plan and brainstorm your ideas.
You will have access to the building within the below dedicated times, outside of these times you are free to work on your game as a team, at a location of your choice:
Friday 22nd June – 19:00 – 21:00pm
Game Jam Kick-Off – Full Briefing and Introduction to Industry Partners.
Saturday 23rd June – 07:00am
Development to commence – You will be given 24hour access to the facilities, to work on your game through the night (if you choose to!) until the end of judging on Sunday.
Sunday 24th June – 15:00pm
Game Jam to end, judging and announcement of winning team to take place.
You will be able to tweet the event across the weekend at @Escape_Studios and share images on Instagram @escapestudios by using #EscapeGameJam