Royal Society Goes Game-Jamming
The Royal society is the oldest science body in the world, the home of Newton, Darwin and other greats. So it is really exciting that they are turning to games as a means of engaging people with science! It is doubly cool that the project is also being supported by Unity and IndieCity!
Get £2K+ to Game Jam Cutting Edge Science into Fun: Royal Society invites game developers to bring research to life at Summer Science Exhibition
The Royal Society is looking for experienced games development studios to take part in a new initiative that will turn some of the research on show at its annual Summer Science Exhibition into video games. The Royal Society will host a 12 hour game jam on 24th May that will see developers work with the scientists behind exhibits to produce five exciting new games. Five development teams of up to 4 developers will be partnered with the selected exhibitors for an all-day game jam from 10am – 10pm. Each development team will receive £2,000 to further develop their games after the game jam so that they are ready to be played at the Summer Science Exhibition which runs from 1st – 7th July. The games will be available free online and at the exhibition itself so that the public can cast votes for their favourite game. The team that receives most votes will receive an additional £2,000 to further develop their game once the Exhibition closes.
This is a great opportunity to get your name known, make some amazing games and get paid too! Reasonable travel costs, food and refreshments will also be provided. Interested developers can find out more about the competition and how to apply from the Royal Society’s website at http://bit.ly/RSgamejam – Applications need to be in by the 1st May.
There is a list of the press coverage on this event over on Auroch’s site.