SO THAT ANYONE

CAN BE A GAMER!

PGG JAM - ALL PLAY: ACCESSIBILITY

Hackathon for creating accessible games.

30.11-02.12.2018

POZNAŃ, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

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IDEA

Game development is not only hard work, but also great fun! Satisfaction from a job well done is additionally heightened from the joy of others - the Players.

Unfortunately, we often forget that the recipients of our games can also be players with disabilities. If we don't include basic rules of accessibility during design phase of our game, we could end up with a project that many people would not be able to enjoy.

The lack of skills in area of making accessible games is not because of the malevolence of their creators. As game developers we're often not aware of the limitations that some of the players could come across. Or maybe we don't have necessary knowledge, that could help us to design our games better.

We've decided to change this!

Our goal is not only to make people aware of the issue, but also to give you practical knowledge that will allow you to create more accessible games.

And there is a great opportunity for it. December the 3rd we're observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

See the announcement of previous edition of our Game Jam!

WHY IT'S WORTH IT?

Unique knowledge

You'll learn how to effectively implement adjustments for people with disabilities into your games.

Technologies

You'll see technologies and equipment that will extend accessibility of your games.

Talks

We're going to show you two different perspectives - both from experts and players.

Chillout room

Full kitchen, tasty snacks, lots of coffe and comfy poufs - everything for your comfort!

Inspiring people

Meeting other participants and speakers is a great opportunity for new, interesting acquaintances.

Great fun!

Game Jam combines business with pleasure - besides solid amount of knowledge we guarantee great fun!

You want to become a sponsor, media patron or partner of the Game Jam?

Contact Matthew at mateusz.pusty@gildiagraczy.pl

Friday, 30.11.2018

16:00 - 16:00 - The Grand Opening!

16:15 - 21:00 - Talks

21:00 - 21:15 - Theme announcement.

21:15 - 00:00 - Jamming


SOBOTA, 01.12.2018

10:00 - Breakfast


NIEDZIELA, 02.12.2018

10:00 - Breakfast

14:00 - End of work

15:00 - Presentations

18:00 - The End

 

Adam Mickiewicz University,

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Umultowska 87, Poznań

FAQ

HOW TO SIGN UP? 

You'll need to register on our registration website. Amount of participants is limited.  

DO I NEED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GAME DEVELOPER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE? 

You don't. Anybody can take part in the Jam under one condition - wanting to create a game. Anybody can be useful to generate ideas, write code, compose music, draw or test games. Game Jam is a wonderful place to start your adventure with game development. 

HOW LONG IS THE GAME JAM?

About 48h. Including talks and games presentations.

WHAT TO TAKE?
  1. Laptop / PC with all peripherals (monitor, keyboard, etc)
  2. Extension cord
  3. Comfy slippers
  4. Sleeping bag and airbed/sleeping pad
  5. Favourite mug
  6. Musical instruments
  7. Headphones
  8. Earplugs :)
  9. Positive energy
  10. Other useful things
DO I NEED TO HAVE A TEAM?

No. There will be an opportunity to create one on the site.

HOW BIG CAN TEAMS BE?

It's up to you but usually it's 3-4-person ones. But you can work in bigger teams or alone if you want to. We know from experience that it is hard to organize work in larger teams during 48 hour period, though. 

WILL THERE BE INTERNET ACCESS?

Yes.

WHAT IS THE THEME?

The theme will be announced during the event.

HOW CAN I LEARN HOW TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE GAMES?

We'll host talks before the jamming part of the event. Each participant will also recieve printed guides about creating accessible games.

WILL THERE BE A PLACE TO REST?

There will be a special, quiet room where people will be able to rest and sleep.

IS THE EVENT LOCATION ADAPTED TO WHEELCHAIRS?

Yes. The building was adapted to meet appropriate requirements.

DO I NEED TO BE ON SITE FOR THE WHOLE TIME?

No. You'll be able to leave the location, but remember to show event badge every time you're coming back. Because of the building security, coming back during night hours can be restricted. 

REGISTRATION

ORGANIZERS

We're video game passionates, associating the local gaming community.

We organize variety of gaming events and expand video games related culture and education.

We're a science group located at Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in Poznań, Poland.

We organize meetings, talks and workshops related to game development and other technologies.

We'll gladly answer all of Your questions!

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