Waterkant Gamejam 2019

48 hours of creativity, teamwork and game development – join us for the 2nd Waterkant Game Jam from June 7th till June 9th in Kiel!

A game jam is a gathering of game developers with the goal of developing a game based on a theme within 48 hours. This game jam is organized by IfGameSH, hosted by OKSH (Offener Kanal Kiel) and supported by the Waterkant Festival.

Please note: we only have 35 spots which are assigned first come, first serve. So sign up fast!

Sign up for the jam here

Key data

When: Friday, June 7th at 18:00 to Sunday, June 9th at 19:00
Where: Offener Kanal Kiel, Hamburger Chaussee 36, 24113 Kiel (parking spaces are available)
Who: Everyone who is older than 18 and interested in developing new games.
What to bring: own hardware, sleeping bag, power strip, ear plugs, post-its, etc.

Final presentations

Final presentations will take place at the Waterkant festival, an international startup festival in Kiel which takes place Thu, 13 Jun 2019 until Fri, 14 Jun 2019. All successful participants of the jam will receive a free ticket for the Waterkant festival (priced at 90€)!

The theme of the jam will be announced on-site. Participation is free, but seats are limited. We will provide vegetarian food and drinks for the jammers, but you will need to bring your own equipment. Don’t forget to bring a spare power outlet 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Game Jam?
The goal of a Game Jam is to bring people together to create video games or non-digital games, like board or card games. Participants, also known as jammers, work together to rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully create inspiring new ideas that contribute to the growth of the games industry. We ask participants to create an original game inspired by the jam’s theme within 48 hours. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small, but innovative, experimental games. Please note: the jam is not a competition.

Q: Do I need to have a team to participate?
No! We will be holding teamfinding activities and it is also allowed to participate by yourself or join as a team. However, we strongly recommend finding new people to jam with as meeting new people greatly enhances the gamejam experience.
We will help you find a team on-site. We will have a dedicated area to pitch game ideas and name tags in different colors to represent specific fields (Game Design, Dev, Graphics, etc.).

Q: What will be provided?
If(game)SH will cater for the entire weekend with food/drinks and wifi. We will also offer vegan options but please feel free to also bring your own favorite dishes, sweets, energy drinks – you know best what you’ll need to get through this weekend alive. You may sleep on-site, but you’d have to bring a sleeping bag.