Moray Game Jam 2015 – We’re Off…

Friday marked the launch of the 2015 Moray Game Jam, which is taking place at Moray College in Elgin. Not only does this make the jam the most northerly in the whole United Kingdom, it marks the return of one of the friendliest, most collaborative events in the gaming calendar. This year's competition has pulled... Continue Reading →

2015 Moray Game Jam OPEN FOR ENTRIES

2014 saw the inaugural Moray Games Jam take place at Elgin College in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. As far as we can tell, it remains the most northerly game jam in the UK... It was excellent. 45 designers, artists and developers took part and a wild time was had be all. Now the 2015 jam... Continue Reading →

APPARITION – Inter-University 24 Hour Coding Challenge

There's a brand new inter-University Jam, or Hack, or coding marathon taking place on the 11th & 12th of October. Organised by the British Computer Society and sponsored by Amazon's Development Centre and code ninja's Codeplay, APParition has been created to promote the abilities and inspire competition among the region’s future coders, testers and developers. To... Continue Reading →

Introducing The Y Not Jam

There's new games jam happening - and it's a little different. Glasgow Caledonian University has partnered with BAFTA Scotland to host the Y Not Jam. The Y Not Jam is an all-women event that will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University between Friday the 29th of August and Sunday the 31st of August. The Y... Continue Reading →

Announcing the noPILLS Game Jam

Like the wider industry, game jams are evolving. A number of jams, hacks and codeathons in the last few years have moved beyond the idea of merely creating content in a ridiculously short space of time and have instead focused on using data in new ways, or crowd-sourcing news ideas to help solve specific issues. The... Continue Reading →

IGDA Scotland To Hold Mini Game Jam For Primary School Kids

IGDA Scotland has announced its first ever Mini Game Jam, focused on primary school children. The organisation is working with researcher Amanda Wilson, who has worked for the last three years, with primary school age children, using the programming language Scratch. Amanda recognised a real need for younger children to be given the chance to... Continue Reading →

Introducing… The First Storyworld Jam

On Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July at Abertay Univerity's Hannah Maclure Centrea brand new 'jam' will be held. Rather than the increasingly common 48 competition in which multiple games are created, this jam is centred around the theme of a storyworld.  Different narratives within the same environment or universe (think The Hobbit and The Lord of the... Continue Reading →

Lub Vs Dub Wins BAFTA New Talent Award

The BAFTA New Talent awards is an annual competition for people who have just begun their careers in the screen industries, or who have released their first work.  The competition is open to students, graduates and newcomers of all shapes and sizes. This year's competition saw three very different games entered for the competition, one... Continue Reading →

Moray Game Jam: The Winners

That's it.  It's over.  The first ever Moray Game Jam which is, as we may have pointed out, the most northerly game jam yet to take place in the UK, is all over. They came, they coded, they had pizza. Nine games were created. It was, by general acclaim, awesome. The theme of Ied The... Continue Reading →

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