BC’s Student-Focused Game Jam
A game jam is an event where game enthusiasts come together as a community and create a game in teams. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BC Game Jam will be held virtual! If you’re bored at home and want to meet like-minded creators, consider joining us!
About BUS Game Devs
BC United Student Game Developers Association
is a non-profit organization that brings aspiring game developers and game studios together. In the past, we hosted
events such as
. We are continuously growing, and looking for new opportunities to support the Vancouver game development community.
Would you like to support the event? Please click below for your sponsorship package.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BC Game Jam?
BC Game Jam is a 48-hour hackathon where game enthusiasts can collaborate, learn, and create a game based on a theme that has been given by the organizers.
Who is this event for?
Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience. 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 minimum age limit?
There is no minimum age limit. However, if you are under 19 years of age, there is a waiver that your guardian must sign.
Can I work on an existing project?
No. All participants must work on a project created during the game jam to keep judging fair.
Do I need a team?
Jams are usually done in teams, but it is 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 the attendees and make or
join a team.
Is there a maximum team size?
Yes, the maximum size is 10 people which includes any members from Tree of Audio or Pixel Route.
What if we don't have anyone working on audio and/or art for our team?
For audio, the Tree of Audio team on-site to help everyone with SFX and audio. For art, the Pixel Route team on-site to help everyone with game art.
What if I'm the audio engineer/interested to work on an audio engineer for this jam and I still 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 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.