The most northerly Game Jam - Moray Game Jam returns for 2023

UHI Moray are delighted to announce the return of the Moray Game Jam in March 2023. Following a 3 year break due to the pandemic the 48-hour gaming event will take place between the 10th – 12th March.

Previous Jams saw teams from across the country traveling to Moray to take part with the last jam attracting over 70 participants. The event brings together gaming enthusiasts, industry leaders and educators for 48-hours of creativity, collaboration, and fun

The 2023 event which is open to anyone with an interest in games creation over the age of 16, commences at 12noon on Friday 10th March and finishes on 12 noon on Sunday 12th March. Participants will spend the 48 hours creating a video or board game, based on a concept, at UHI Moray where they will be supported throughout the weekend by a group of judges who are all involved in the gaming industry and/or education.

Free workshops will take place on Saturday 11th March allowing participants and the public to learn about a range of gaming concepts including: Game Design , Portfolios and various game related software.

On Sunday a ‘Gaming Playground’ will be open to the public to try out all the games and vote for their favourites and the winners will be announced on the Sunday afternoon.

Finlay McDonald, UHI Moray, Computing and Digital Media Lecturer – ‘“The Moray Game Jam is a fantastic opportunity for people in the Northeast to come together and show off their talents. We have had an amazing display of entries from previous years and I suspect this year will be no different. I would encourage everyone to have a go regardless of their skill levels or experience as the Jam is about experimenting with new ideas, meeting other likeminded people and to have fun!”

Organisers of the event are very grateful to the 2023 sponsors: Highland News and Media, Embrace Elgin, The Bearded Chef, Johnstons of Elgin, HIE Moray, Hunted Cow Games, The Scottish Information and Computer Science Alliance, UHI Moray, Code Wizards, Stikkz Media and Tesco [Elgin]. 

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