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Play 2020 Game Submissions

You're invited to

The BC Game Jam 2020

February 14th - 16th, 2020

Location: UBC's Great Hall

Check out last year’s site at bcgamejam.com/2019 to see what the event is all about!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is a game jam?
A game jam is an event where game enthusiasts come together and create a game based on a theme that has been given by the organizers.
When does the event start?
The event will start Friday, February 14th.
Doors will open at 5PM.
How long is the event?
48 hours from start to finish.
Where does the event take place?
UBC's Great Hall, The Nest (2nd Floor). Click here for directions.
Who is this event for?
Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience.
Is there a minimum age limit?
No, but if you are under 19 years of age, there is a waiver that your guardian must sign.
Can I stay overnight?
Yes! However, please make sure you are properly equipped for the night. Warm clothes and maybe even a sleeping bag is recommended!
What should I bring with me?
Click here to see a list of items that we recommend you bring with you.
Do I need a team?
Jams are usually done in teams, but it's completely up to you whether or not you'd like to work in one. If you do want a team but do not have one, you will have a chance at the event before the jamming starts to mingle with the rest of attendees and make or join a team.
How much game development experience do I need to attend the event?
You do not need any experience at all. This is meant to be a fun event for anyone with any level of experience in game development. Even if you know very little about game development, you will learn a lot about it during the 48 hours.
Is there a maximum team size?
Yes, the maximum size is 10 people which includes any members from Tree of Audio or Pixel Route.
Will meals be provided?
Yes! We will provide breakfast for Saturday and Sunday and dinner for all 3 days.
What if we don't have anyone working on audio for our team?
We will have the Tree of Audio (an audio team) on-site to help everyone with SFX and audio.
What if I'm the audio engineer/interested to work as an audio engineer for this jam and I don't have a team?
You can either join the Tree of Audio and potentially work on multiple teams' audio or join a specific team and focus on the audio for that team.
What if we don't have anyone working on art for our team?
We will have Pixel Route (a team of artists) on-site to help everyone with game art.
What if I'm the artist/interested to work as an artist for this jam and I don't have a team?
You can either join Pixel Route and potentially work on multiple teams' art or join a specific team and focus on the art for that team.
How To Get Here

The jam is located in the Great Hall, 2nd Floor of The AMS Nest.

Event Schedule
  • Friday
    • 5:00 pm - Registration begins
    • 7:00 pm - Event kickoff (Introduction, prizes, theme reveal)
    • 7:30 pm - Dinner & team formation
    • 8:00 pm - Facilitated Team Formations
  • Saturday
    • 09:00 am - Breakfast Served
    • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Sponsors on site
    • 3:00 pm - Big Group Photo
    • 7:00 pm - Dinner
  • Sunday
    • 9:00 am - Breakfast Served
    • 12:00 pm - Trout (PixelRoute + TreeOfAudio) Last Call
    • 2:00 pm - Attendee Hackhub Training
    • 5:00 pm - Submission deadline / Presentation sign up
    • 5:30 pm - Dinner Served
    • 5:45 pm - Presentation sign-up deadline
    • 6:00 pm - Presentation begins
    • 7:00 pm - Open Arcade / Judging
    • 7:30 pm - Closing ceremony (Prizes and closing speeches)
    • 8:00 pm - Event over
What To Bring
  • Your ticket - if you have a student ticket, don't forget to bring your Student ID with you
  • Jamming gear!
    • Laptop, charger, headphones, drawing tablet, mouse, etc.
  • Some cash for snacks
  • Extension cord - you may be sitting too far away from a power outlet
  • If you will be staying overnight:
    • A change of clothes (make sure you have something warm with you)
    • Something to help you sleep/nap (like a blanket, sleeping bag, neck pillow, etc.)
    • Personal hygiene products
      • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • If you plan on presenting your game
    • Video adapter to connect your computer to the projector/TV
About BUS
The game development clubs from BCIT, UBC and Simon Fraser University band together to form BUS, the ultimate student game development coalition that will bring you an awesome, affordable game jam experience!
UBC Gamedev
BCIT Game Development Club
SFU Game Developer's Club