This annual game jam sees over 150 students create 30 new games in just four days
Brains Eden, the UK’s largest and fastest growing student gaming festival, is an epic celebration of game development, is back for its 7th year. The festival is supported by some of the biggest gaming companies in the world and matches up next generation talent and academics from universities, nationally and internationally, with gaming professionals from Guerrilla Cambridge, PlayStation First, ARM, Unity and Jagex.
The Games Jam will be staged at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, from Friday 26 June, when the theme for the games will be revealed to 150 young game developers. They will then have 48 hours to create the games. During the festival, we are inviting industry mentors to come down to the Jam and hear pitches from the teams on their game concepts. The final day of the festival will showcase the jammers’ work and will culminate in an awards presentation.
The festival generates real industry jobs, awarding a freelance contract to the best Brains Eden Jammer 2015 at Guerrilla Cambridge, along with prizes for Best Game, including five subscriptions to Develop magazine for life, and five Unity Pro licences worth £1,000 each. Winners of the BE. Mobile category, sponsored by ARM, will be awarded 5 tablets.