SO THAT ANYONE
CAN BE A GAMER!
PGG JAM - ALL PLAY: ACCESSIBILITY
Hackathon for creating accessible games.
POZNAŃ, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
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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?
16:00 - 16:00 - The Grand Opening!
16:15 - 21:00 - Talks
21:00 - 21:15 - Theme announcement.
21:15 - 00:00 - Jamming
10:00 - Breakfast
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
You'll need to register on our registration website. Amount of participants is limited.
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.
About 48h. Including talks and games presentations.
- Laptop / PC with all peripherals (monitor, keyboard, etc)
- Extension cord
- Comfy slippers
- Sleeping bag and airbed/sleeping pad
- Favourite mug
- Musical instruments
- Earplugs :)
- Positive energy
- Other useful things
No. There will be an opportunity to create one on the site.
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.
The theme will be announced during the event.
We'll host talks before the jamming part of the event. Each participant will also recieve printed guides about creating accessible games.
There will be a special, quiet room where people will be able to rest and sleep.
Yes. The building was adapted to meet appropriate requirements.
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.
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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