January 27


10:00 am - 03:00 pm

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IGNITE Atlantic

208 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C7

Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 1C7

The biggest game design challenge for youth of the year! Join thousands of students worldwide who all have one goal:make a really cool game!

Welcome to Game Jam Next – an exhilarating event hosted by ShiftKey Labs in partnership with Dalhousie University and IGNITE Atlantic, designed to ignite the creativity of students in grades 7 through 12 in Nova Scotia!

🎮 What is Game Jam Next?
Game Jam Next is a thrilling platform that introduces budding game designers and developers to the captivating world of game creation. Whether you’re passionate about crafting physical board games or diving into computer game development, this event is your chance to unleash your creativity and build your very own game from scratch!

📅 Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, January 27th, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: IGNITE Southern, 208 Main Street Yarmouth NS B5A 1C7

🚀 Event Highlights:
Throughout the day, you’ll immerse yourself in a world of game development and fun-filled activities. Get ready to:

  • Work on your game project
  • Engage in entertaining activities
  • Learn from industry experts and mentors
  • Stand a chance to win exciting prizes!

💻 BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) or Use Our Resources:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if they wish to work on computer game development during the event. However, recognizing that technology might be a barrier for some, we have a limited number of laptops available on-site for those in need. These will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

🔒 Securing Your Resources:
To secure access to a laptop, please reach out to us beforehand to, allowing us to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.

🎨 Physical Game Creation Supplies Available:
For those interested in crafting physical board games, we’ve got you covered. We will have a variety of supplies and materials available at the venue, ensuring you have everything you need to bring your unique board game vision to life.

🔌 Technical Support and Guidance:
Our team will be available to assist with technical support and guidance throughout the event, ensuring that every participant receives the help they need to create their masterpiece, regardless of their chosen medium.

🍔 Lunch is on Us!
Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch while fueling your creativity and mingling with fellow game enthusiasts.

🏆 Showcase Your Creation:
At the end of the event, participants are encouraged to upload their finished games to the Global Game Jam Next platform, showcasing your hard work and creative genius to a global audience!

🌟 Pre-Event Workshops:
For those interested in computer game development, SuperNOVA is offering free coding workshops for beginners leading up to the event. Secure your spot for these workshops at

🎉 Join the Fun:
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to unleash your creativity, learn from industry experts, and build your game from scratch! Secure your spot now for Game Jam Next at IGNITE in Yarmouth!


DISCLAIMER: By participating in this IGNITE Atlantic event, you understand that photos and videos may be recorded and shared for future use.