The 1st Ever Train2Game Game Jam
Forty Eight Hours, One Goal
Train2Game, in conjunction with the University of Bedfordshire, hosted a 48 hour Game Jam over the last weekend in March 2011. Bringing both students and non-students together for a weekend for a common goal - to make a great game.
The Train2Game Game Jam Has Now Ended!
If you couldn't be there, You can keep up to date with what happened via video at Binary Asylum , and also at the the Train2Game Blog. There are more interviews with Train2Game students with BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Solent up at the Train2Game AudioBoo page, make sure you drop by and have a listen!
Listen to T2G student Iddy Murray talk to BBC Radio Nottingham about the Train2Game Game jam in aid of the Prince's Trust
You can play the audio direct from this page, and catch up with all our AudioBoo interviews and podcasts on the Train2Game AudioBoo page.
The Game Jam is Open Source, hardware and software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons License. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves within reason, everyone needs to eat and sleep and stay at their best!
- Dates: 6pm Friday 25th March 2011 to 6pm Sunday 27th March 2011 (48 Hours)
- Location: University of Bedfordshire
- Format: Teams of 2 to 6 members
- Participants: Existing Train2Game students (limited number), non Train2Game students
- Existing members of the games development industry are excluded from this event.
- Age Limit: 17+
- Cost: Free for existing Train2Game students
- £35 per person for non Train2Game students
- Provided: Bag, t-shirt plus extras (TBC) for every participant
All proceeds from the contest will be donated to The Prince’s Trust Charity that helps the development and improvement of young people, and provides opportunities for them to develop to their full capacity.
Created in 2008, Train2Game (T2G) is the only online blended learning college that offers people the chance to qualify as a Games Designer, Games Developer, Games Artist and Animator or Games QA Tester with a TIGA Diploma and was created to meet the specific industry skills shortages as recognised by TIGA.