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This year, Zambia will be taking part in the annual Women Game Jam!

What is Women Game Jam?

Women Game Jam is a game development marathon where participants are challenged to plan and create a digital or analogue game, based on a theme that remains secret until the beginning of the event. This kind of event offers the ideal environment to learn, create a portfolio, and strengthen under-represented game development communities.

This year, due to the spread of Covid 19, the Women Game Jam will be hosted online. The theme will be announced on the first day of the event and all groups will have 10 days (from the 21st to the 30th August) to create a game inspired by the theme. Zambia’s event will take place from the 21st to the 22nd August 2021 with online workshops hosted from the 16th to the 19th August 2021.

The games can be either digital or analogue, depending on the team’s preference. At the end of the event, each group will upload their game to Women Game Jam’s itch.io page, where every jammer will be able to enjoy the games of the other participants.

Who can attend Women Game Jam?

The Women Game Jam encourages more strongly the participation of people who identify themselves as women, but other people also can apply. You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Where can I learn more about the global Women Game Jam event?

You can learn more from the Women Game Jam website as well as from their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Schedule

Monday 16th August 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM – Discord workshop

Tuesday 17th August 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM – Bitsy workshop

Wednesday 18th August 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM – Twine workshop

Thursday 19th August 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM – Construct 3 for game jams

Friday 20th August 2021
Keynote video and game jam planning

Saturday 21st August 2021
Game Jam Day 1

Sunday 22nd August 2021
Game Jam Day 2

Tickets here: