CONTACT

Video Game Master
Brandon S. Boas

Phone: 443-252-2800
Brandon@Cecil-Con.com

THE PRIZES

–  Cecil Con Game Jam Attendee Favorite Award
Each team member receives:

– Free Entry to Cecil Con Game Jam 2020
– More details coming soon!

– Cecil Con Game Jam Best Game Award
Each team member receives:

– Unity Pro Subscription
– Unity Swag Bag with t-shirt, stickers, etc
– Gaming Chair
– Free Entry to Cecil Con Game Jam 2020

Reg. Deadline

March 29, 2018 @ 10:00 PM.

Sponsors

Wilmington University Cecil Con Sponsor

Cecil Con’s First 24 Hour Game Jam!

What is the Cecil Con Game Jam?

24 Hours to Create a Playable Game From Start to Finish

We at Cecil Con have always been advocates for game design and video games, which is why we wanted to find a new way to give our attendees more opportunities to grow and take part in the culture. After much discussion and planning over the last months, we’ve come to the conclusion that one of the greatest things we could bring to the table for the gaming community is our first game development competition: The Cecil Con Game Jam.

To explain, a game jam is a competition that invites all ranges of skill level in the art of game design to come together in a team and create a game within a short span of time. In a competition like this, the participants can range anywhere from programmers, designers, writers, 2D/3D artist, musicians, and many more jobs on creating video games that can team up and create an alpha/prototype game within the given time span. Our time for this competition will put all participants to the test, as it will be a straight 24 hours from start to final build, putting all teams in a high competitive overdrive that will fuel them through the day and night to finish the project at hand.

This type of high-octane competition can lead to new levels of creativity, growth, or the starting of a game development team moving forward. We’ve seen many competitions like this bring together skilled artists and developers of all ranges to create some of the most fun and quick-witted games. So we can’t wait to have you join us for our first game jam, one that is going to define the starting of something great.

Ready. Set. Go!

Read the Game Jam Rules before Applying

Cecil Con Game Jam Rules

Competition starts on April 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
Competition ends on April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
Maximum Capacity: 10 Teams (Teams are 3-5 people)

ENTRY RULES:

– To enter, you must fill out the Game Jam Registration Form on this page.
– Only one person (team captain) needs to fill out the form. Captains will give the names of teammates on the form. The team captain will be the main point of contact for information from Cecil Con Staff.
– Registration will close for the competition on March 29 at 10:00 PM or when 10 teams are registered.

RECEIVING THE PROMPT:

– Teams must arrive to the 2nd Floor of the Tech Center by 2:00 PM on April 12, 2019 to receive their prompt.
– The prompt will consist of specific rules that all teams must design their game around and follow. The prompt will contain a few of the following items: item or keyword to create game around or incorporate into game. Requirements of game mechanics that must appear within the game. Schedule for starting, finishing, judging, and award announcements. Lastly, the rubric that judges will score your game on.

GAME JAM DEVELOPMENT RULES:

– At all times, one team mate must stay within the Game Jam room. Failure to do so could lead to an automatic disqualification.
– Since the Game Jam will be overnight, college security will be locking participants, and Cecil Con staff into the college overnight. This means that if you leave the building after 10:00 PM on April 12th, you can’t get back in until the doors reopen on April 13, 2019 at 7:00 AM.
– Teams must bring their own equipment to work on. This could include laptops, desktops, monitors, surge protectors, and extension cables. Be safe and bring whatever you need to have your setup and not assume Cecil Con Staff can give the necessary supplies.
– Staff will have tables ready for teams to set up at. Electricity and wi-fi will be available for teams.
– Snacks, coffee, and energy drinks will be provided by Cecil Con overnight, breakfast will be provided in the morning, but we encourage teams to bring additional supplies (late night snacks, comfy clothes, headphones, blow up mattresses) as needed. We will have room is spread out after attendees leave at 8pm on Friday evening. Remember you’re a team, so you can tag in and out on developing the game.
– On April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM, ALL TEAMS MUST STOP DEVELOPING. This will be the end of your development phase, meaning your team can’t work anymore on the project.

GAME JAM SHOWCASE RULES:

– After all teams have stopped development, the games will be available for public play to any of the attendees at Cecil Con. This is between 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. As attendees finish playing all games, they can vote for their favorite game for the “Fan Favorite Award”. Also during this time, the three judges who will be evaluating the games according to rubric will also play all the games created.
– From 3:00 – 3:30 PM, judges will come together with Cecil Con staff to calculate the scores of all team games.
– After judges and staff calculate the votes, an announcement between 3:30 – 4:00 PM will present the winning team. We will announce the winners of the “Audience Vote” first, followed by the “Best Game of Cecil Con” by the judges.
– Prizes will be award immediately following this announcements and participants will be free to stay and enjoy the rest of Cecil Con until 6pm or head home. At that time, be very honest about how you are feeling and possibly arrange to have a family member or friend pick you up. Your safety is VERY IMPORTANT to us and we don’t want any unsafe driving.

– 2019 Applications are OPEN –

CECIL CON GAME JAM CONTRACT

For our purposes, the individual submitting the application will be the team captain who will serve as the main contact person leading up to Cecil Con 2019 Game Jam. Additional information in regards to the convention can be found here on the convention website. Thank you!


Name (Team Captain) (required)

Names of EACH Team Mate separated by comma (required)

Phone Number (Team Captain) (required)

Email Address (Team Captain) (required)

 

GAME JAM TEAM TABLE

Cecil Con Game Jam team tables are FREE for this first year, and include one standard 6' table, 3-5 chairs, and 3-5 convention passes (depending on number of teammates). Equipment such as computers, laptops, surge protectors, extensions cables, and other additional equipment won't be provided, so please bring your own items. All applications will be reviewed by Game Master Brandon within 48 hours. The event space has free wi-fi. The team tables are for equipment only. Snack and drinks and breakfast on Saturday morning are provided by Cecil Con. All drinks MUST be in closed containers.

Please list the number of years you and each of your teammates has with game development.

Are you seeking additional team mates to join your team?
YesNo

If Yes, what type of team mate(s) are you seeking? Multiple selections allowed.

Do you each have your own software to create games with? (required)
YesNo

Do you each have your own equipment to create games with? (required)
YesNo

Is this your first game development competition? (required)
YesNo

How did you hear about the Game Jam?
WebsiteFacebookTwitterIGWord of MouthWilmUCecil CollegeOther

Wi-fi and outlet access is provided for free. No extra charge. Please bring your own extension cords/power strips.

Do you all understand that this is a 24 hour Game Jam and that at least 1 team member MUST be in the Game Jam area at all times. (required)
YesNo

Do you all understand that from 10pm Friday until 7am Saturday that the college will be locked and one or more team members will be locked in with Cecil Con staff and security? Drinks, snacks, and a lounge area are provided, as well as Saturday morning breakfast. But you may optionally bring your own comfy clothes, blow up mattress, snacks, meals, headphones, etc. (required)
YesNo

Electronic Signature (required)

By entering your name below you are signing that you agree to the above terms and conditions set forth for having a table/space at Cecil Con 2019.