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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Make Games: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Play Games: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Stevens Institute of Technology
Visual Art & Technology Program
Morton Building, 2nd Floor
Hoboken, New Jersey

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Parking on campus is available in the 6th St, and Babbio and McClean parking lots.

What Is Games++?

Games++ is a free 12-hour game development event where participants build games from scratch over 10 hours, then put down their mice and pencils so the public can play their creations. Individuals and teams of all ages and experience are welcome - last year we had over 60 participants and hope you will join us!

Designed as a collaborative, communal making experience, games++ incrementally adds to the pool of amazing, experimental, unique, one-off games in the world.

Starting at 9:00am, participants craft video-, board-, and other games from scratch. No prior planning is allowed: all games will be created from start to finish in just 10 hours. At 7:00pm all work stops and the doors open to the public to play the finished projects!

Never made a game? That's ok! Use games++ as a chance to make your first game, but it's important to know that games++ isn't a workshop or class. You must bring all necessary materials and equipment**. First-time game makers are encouraged to work in teams on a board game.

We will provide**:

Wondering what to bring? We've put together some suggestions.

Participation in games++ is always free!

Secret Theme

To prevent planning before the event (cheating), all games will be made according to a super-secret theme, revealed at the start of the jam. The secret theme for 2015 is:


Grabbing, kidnapping, screen-capture, tagging, etc etc

Your badge is also a game! See the rules here.

Your use of the theme can be as loose and tenuous as you like - think of it as a jumping-off point! Previous themes include Metamorphosis and Overlay.

Who Should Participate?

Anyone! We welcome game-makers of all skill levels and ages (younger game makers should collaborate with a parent). Artists, designers, writers, game-enthusiasts, programmers, crafters, hackers, and anyone else interested in making a new board- or video-game should register!

Games++ is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for this kind of public event. Games++ participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the jam organizers. (Thanks to JSConf, whose policy we modified to create this one.)

Don't make games? The public is invited to join us at 7:00pm to play the results and vote on the winners!

Previous Jams

Saturday, March 14, 2014
Stevens Institute of Technology  |  Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Bellevue University  |  Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Secret theme: OVERLAY

Saturday, November 10, 2012
bemisUNDERGROUND  |  Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Secret theme: METAMORPHOSE

Friday, November 4, 2011
Drift Station Gallery  |  Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Secret theme: NONE!


Please contact Jeff Thompson with any questions or requests, or follow us on Twitter @GamesPlusPlus.

Registration is absolutely free, thanks to generous support from the Stevens Institute of Technology Visual Art & Technology program