South Florida Global Game Jam 2016

The Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH will be hosting this year’s 48 hour Global Game Jam in sunny south Florida at Digital Media Arts College on January 29 to 31, 2016.January23th2015webhalfpage


Friday, January 29th  to Sunday 31, 2016


 5:00 pm Friday to 5:00 pm Sunday


None. We have generous support from Digital Media Art College. RSVP space is Limited.


 5400 Broken Sound Blvd
 Boca Raton, FL 33387


 Green Screen / Art Room

Free Parking available in front of the campus.  Once Inside, Head to the Green Screen Room.

Last year Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH and FGDA hosted a successful Global Game Jam here in Boca Raton and are back for round 3.


The Game Jam is open to everyone interested in creating games, whether you are a beginner, hobbyist, professional game developer., etc. You can make any type of game at the Jam, no one is limited to just creating video games. Attendance is free, and raffles during the event.

We are glad to have David Vega , Technical Artist at Rockstar Games and Fort Lauderdale SIGGRAPH Chapter Leader, as our local keynote speaker for the Global Game Jam to kickoff  on Friday. David will be sharing his experience about transitioning from student to an industry professional !

    • David Vega,Dylan  Resident “pythonista” for the Rockstar Games NYC Office. After graduating from the Computer Animation program Full Sail University in 2011, he moved back South Florida, worked as freelancer while sharpening his rigging and scripting skills and became involved with SIGGRAPH. He has now turned from Floridian to New Yorker to go give Triple A work a try while still coming back to South Florida to help enrich the local computer graphics scene.
    • Parking is free at the venue and participants will receive guest passes to access the Campus for the duration of the Jam . Everyone attending will be required to sign a Liability Waiver when they arrive on site at the event (if they are under 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the document)


What will I need for the GGJ 2016?

  • Any supplies/materials you will need to create your game. Laptops, paper, pencils, etc.
  • Open Source and free-to-use software will be available at the Game Jam. Extended trial licenses for MODO will be available to participants courtesy of the Foundry.
  • Sleeping bags, Inflatable mattress, blankets, etc. if you plan to stay overnight. We encourage people to sleep at least 4 hours during the event.
  •  Food, especially for those working late at night. There are Vending Machines on the premise and restaurants nearby but it is better to come prepared.
  • A group of friends is nice but not required, teams will be formed during the event.
  • Most importantly , You !


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Digital Media Arts CollegeFounded over a decade ago, Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) is designed to mold your creativity and test your artistic skills as it readies you for an ever-changing industry where trends come and go and competition is steadily increasing.

 Green Screen Studio, Figure Drawing Room, and Motion Capture at Digital Media Arts College.
Green Screen Studio, Figure Drawing Room, and Motion Capture at Digital Media Arts College.