Q: When does it start and when does it end?
A: We are scheduled to start at
6:00pm on Friday, Jan 23 and end by
5pm on Sunday, Jan 25, 2015.
Q: Do I
have to sleep over at Cogswell throughout the event or can I
You can definitely go home to sleep if you choose to. Just make
sure to let
your team members know in advance and make sure you check-
in/commit any work
you are working on before you leave.
IMPORTANT: During the evening hours
there will be a security guard
posted at the front entrance which will be the
ONLY way in/out of the
school. If you leave for the night, make sure you let
the guard know
that you'll be back in the morning.
Q: Are there hotels nearby?
A: Yes, please check the POI map.
Q: Is there WIFI
connection at Cogswell?
A: Yes, we have free wifi as well as the option for
to the school network.
Q: Can I use the computers
and gear in the school labs?
A: Because of security reasons, all computer
labs will be closed.
However, if people would like to do some custom audio
can schedule to have the recording studio open for a limited
during the event.
Q: Are there showers at the school?
A: No, only bathrooms.
should I bring?
A: Any gear you'll need for development. Make sure you
your cables. We will have outlets but you might want to bring
own surge protector. Also, if you have a cellphone, you might want
bring a charger (we learned this from last year).
You may want to
bring some flash drives or portable hard drives.
However, you will have
access to a school server for all your team
If you plan
to sleep on campus, please bring a sleeping bag and personal
Q: Is my stuff going to be safe?
A: During the evening hours
until morning there will be a security
guard posted at the front entrance
which will be the only way you can
come in and out. The guard will have a
list of all the registered
participants. If you are not on that list, you
will NOT be allowed
Q: Can I invite friends
and family to the event?
A: For security and fire safety reasons, we ask
that you do NOT ask
your friends or family to attend. We might also try to connect
which will stream all the action live to
official Global Game Jam site.
Q: What about food and most
A: We will provide a few refreshments
during the event.
You are encouraged to bring your own food or there are plenty of
restaurants. You can definitely leave to go grab some food and
Q: What software can we use?
A: Anything that you
legally own. In terms of game engines, XNA and
Torque are official sponsors textures download
blogs templates html5
free forms templates
free 3d model
so they will provide free access to their
tech during the event. Free
versions of Unity3D and Unreal Engine are
also possibilities. We suggest
that you look over these and any other
tech prior to the event if you are
interested in using them.
As for version control, we suggest subversion,
bazaar, just to name a
Q: Are we going to have an orientation
A: Probably not unless there is a huge demand for one. We're
that most of your questions will be answered through Google
You are still discouraged to form teams prior to the event. At
beginning of the event we will form teams with the aim of
teams with a balanced mix of disciplines.
Q: Do I own the IP
I create for GGJ?
A: This is from the official GGJ site:
team/makers of the game hold all IP rights. However, the Global
Game Jam may
use the games for demonstration as it sees fit. All games
must be posted in
the state they are in as of 5:00 pm Sunday, January
25, 2015. If the
team/makers of the game wish to upload subsequent
versions, they are welcome
and we will host and archive them. All
participants and all games entered for
GGJ must agree to a Creative
Commons, share, alter, no sell license."