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It’s time to test, collaborate and prototype some extraordinary new ideas!

Join us at Leeds Digital Festival 2021 with LEEDS 2023 GAME JAM!

We’re hosting a 10-day GAME JAM, so it’s time to test, collaborate and prototype some extraordinary new ideas!

But this is a GAME JAM with a difference!

We’re asking each team to respond to an artists’ brief, acting as inspiration and subject matter over the 10 days of creativity. Bookending our GAME JAM we’re hosting two online talks all delving into prototyping digital experiences.

Cool, where do I sign up?

Head over to our event page to find out more and SIGN UP to take part!

We want everyone to get involved in the LEEDS 2023 GAME JAM. It’s open to anyone across the UK and internationally who is interested in collaborating, learning new ways of working or that wants to prototype extraordinary ideas. 

You could be an expert game designer wanting to test out innovative ideas or ways of working, or this may be your first time even thinking about making something like this. You can bring any creative expertise, skills, or training you have or learn new skills throughout the process. You may want to make the music, design the code, think about user experience, or help with the story – it’s up to you!

For more info head over the the LEEDS 2023 GAME JAM call out!

This sounds awesome! But what’s a GAME JAM?

It is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, creating or testing out one or more ideas within a short span of time. “Jam” is a reference to musical jam sessions.

Over 10 days you are going to create a short prototype of a game, interactive experience or digital artwork that will be hosted on itch.io and shared through our social platforms.

What other events are happening?

Prototyping with GAME JAMS (MON 20 SEPT) – Join us as we bring together artists, game designers and academics to chat about the value of prototyping and GAME JAMS.

Presenting GAME JAM Prototypes (FRI 1 OCT) – A facilitated discussion bringing together participants of the LEEDS 2023 GAME JAM event, and anyone who wants to see what was created!

We’ll be announcing the artists involved and speakers for these events soon!

About Leeds Digital Festival 2021

Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms over a two-week period each spring. Whether you’re interested in Fintech, coding, social media, AI, Healthtech, data, start-ups, digital music, cyber security or AR/VR, we’ve got something for you.

In 2021 Leeds Digital Festival returns for a 6th year! They’re hosting a two week programme packed full of tech and digital content this autumn, running from 20th September to 1st of October.