February 4


10:00 am - 03:00 pm

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Shiftkey Labs

Game Jam Next is the youth version of the Global Game Jam – get started on game design through board game and video game development!

ShiftKey Labs is partnering with Dalhousie University and IGNITE Atlantic to host the first edition of the Game Jam Next in three locations across Nova Scotia: in Halifax, New Glasgow and Yarmouth. This event is directed towards students in grades 7 – 12, and will introduce participants to game design and development. Participants will get to build their own game from scratch, and can choose to work on physical board games or computer games. For those interested in computer games, Code Ninjas is offering free coding workshops for beginners in the week leading up to the event. On Saturday the 4th, you’ll have time to work on your game, take part in fun activities, learn from our expert mentors, and win cool prizes! At the end of the weekend, you are encouraged to upload your game to the Global Game Jam Next platform.

When registering, please select the location which works best for you. All three locations will be connecting through video calls, but will also have all the support and materials for the game design. Game Jam Next (all locations) will take place on February 4, 2023 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM.

Please note that this event is for people currently residing in Nova Scotia only.

Game Jam Next HALIFAX | The PIER: 1209 Marginal Rd., B3H 4P7, Halifax, N.S.

Game Jam Next NEW GLASGOW | Ignite: 352 E. River Rd., B2H 3P7, New Glasgow, N.S.

Game Jam Next YARMOUTH | Ignite: 208 Main St., B5A 1 C7, Yarmouth, N.S.