Autodesk, Unity and Marmalade also supporting next week's event
Mind Candy is hosting the first ever Great British Summer Game Jam.
The contest will see development teams making games around the theme of British Summer. Winners will receive prizes from the likes of Unity 3D, Marmalade and PlayJam.
In addition to this, UKIE is supporting the Accessibility Award for the game best suited to those with disabilities, which will be judged by accessibility consultant Ian Hamilton.
Event partners Autodesk will be providing technology for the event, alongside Marmalade, Unity3D and Simplygon among others.
The Jam will run between July 5th and 6th at Mind Candy’s East London offices. There is also a briefing session at the some location today, which will be available online after. To register or get more information, click here.
“At Mind Candy, we know from experience that a small game idea can turn into a massive break-out hit,” said Mind Candy’s CTO Jeff Reynar.
“We love Game Jams and run them internally - they are a great way to discover and try out new ideas, or just to have fun! We are hugely excited to be hosting The Great British Game Jam in our London office and can’t wait to see what everyone creates.”
CEO of Ukie, Dr Jo Twist added: “We are really proud to be part of this fantastic initiative and to be supporting the Accessibility Award in particular. Jams like these are a great way to raise awareness around issues like accessibility and with today’s huge array of technology, tools, and ways to reach new audiences on different platforms, there has never been a more exciting time to make games.
“It will be fantastic to see what kind of creative and innovative projects come out of the Jam from some of the UK's best developers.”