When: Friday February 12th – Sunday February 14th
Where: McMaster Innovation Park @ 175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton’s Independent Game Jam “The Great Ham Jam” is a FREE, open-to-the-public event where the YOU the best video game makers come together for a 3 day, game making extravaganza!
Our goal is to raise awareness of the video game industry in Hamilton, bring community together and create epic content!
What is the Great Ham Jam?
The Great Ham Jam is Hamiltonâ€™s premiere game jam. The idea behind this new experience is that individuals of all skills and types gather under one roof and produce content that represents a game – whether it be of a board, card, video or other variety.
How does the Great Ham Jam work?
Over the course of two days (one working session per day), participants will have the opportunity to concept and then develop a playable game.
At the end of the second working session, our participantsâ€™ creations will be put on display for peer review and judging by their fellow creators, as well as our panel of awesome, handpicked judges.
Regardless of the creation, all participants will not only receive an award from Ham Jam for their creations, but they will be in the running for prizes based on several different categories and criteria, so stay tuned for more info on that.
What makes the Great Ham Jam so special?
The Great Ham Jam is much more than a competition – it is an experience which individuals of professional, indie and grassroots backgrounds can come together under one roof and share those skills theyâ€™ve learned in a fun and collaborative environment.
Over the course of the Great Ham Jam, everyone will have the opportunity to power level their developmental abilities and skills, establish new contacts and create new friendships – all while doing what they have a passion for and ending up with something theyâ€™d be proud to put on their family fridge.