Orbital Game Jam

The Orbital Game Jam is an associative Commission of the CLIC in charge of organizing the eponymous event. It has taken place every year around March since 2017, in the Satellite bar of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. It's completely free (apart from the extras, but they're not expensive), open to everyone (over 16) and is meant to be a good time to spend all together!

The benefits are that, for the duration of a weekend, you get free food and drink, you can unleash your creative side, and you have nothing to do but enjoy. Don't hesitate!

What is a game jam? A game jam is a hackathon whose main theme is video games, but it can also be about games in the broadest sense (board games, etc.). Participants, grouped into teams, are asked to create a game within a limited timeframe, usually over a weekend or 24 to 72 hours. Some jams also feature a theme, to add another constraint for players. The Orbital Game Jam is a fun weekend during which we get together in small teams to create an entire game. Video games, board games, anything goes!

What do I need to know? Any skill that is useful to the creation of a game is welcome. These include, but are not limited to, people with skills in game design, music, sound design, drawing, 3D, programming or storytelling. For those less at ease, we'll be helping each other out, and this will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about this world!

How do I register? Simply click on the "Join Jam" button on our website (please note that registration does not guarantee you a physical place at EPFL). We'll send an e-mail around mid-February to those registered on this page with the final registration details!

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