Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2010 - 10:00 - Sun, 05/12/2010 - 18:00
Location: 
39-51 Highgate Road, London NW5 1RS

Info and signup page available on eventbrite: http://everybodydrawgamejam.eventbrite.com/

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A friend of mine is the Educational Coordinator of an Art Gallery called Cubitt. They run a project called Everybody Draw, where they visit primary schools and supervise the kids drawing for an afternoon. Each session generates about 30 large pages of material drawn by children aged 5 to 11. There's some info here: http://cubittartists.org.uk/index.php?section=14 and here: http://everybodydraw.blogspot.com/

The aim of this weekend jam is to make games using this art, then to collect them on a website and send them back to the school, so the kids get a Christmas gift of being able to play games made with the art they drew this term. We're thinking that the best material will be by the 5-7 year olds (both boys and girls).

We are keen for people to make age-appropriate games, sensitive to the fact that they'll be played by 5-7 year olds (plus teachers, parents etc). We're thinking that this could be the start of a working relationship between the indie games scene and schools, which would be a good thing all round!

It's taking place on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of December, from 10am to about 6pm each evening. I will sort out a pub which can feed, seat and allow us to hear one another talk on the saturday night for as many people are up for it.

As with the World of Love jam earlier this year, it will be held in the 3rd floor meeting room of Linton House:

39-51 Highgate Road

Kentish Town (nearest tube)

London NW5 1RS

Cheers!

Ricky

Games: 
Gamesort icon Blurb Creator Event Screenshot
It Happened in Lundn A short exploring game I made for the Everybody Draw Jam. RickyHaggett Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)
StarBus Drive the starbus around the village and pick up the passengers! martinmarv Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)
head high flyer fruitlessly reach for an undefined goal that will perpetually elude you, then fall to your death jimh Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)
Princess vs. Chainsaw Men Burn things Robin Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)
Witchyface Shoot spiders Robin Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)
Golden Cone Aliens are taking over the planet, and the only cure is.... ICE CREAM! Flimgoblin Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)
Snowman's Day Out Snowman goes out for a walk increpare Everybody Draw Game Jam (London)