Science Museum hosts ExPlay Games Jam 2012 with Wellcome Trust and Pervasive Media Studio

04/10/2012

Budding games developers and designers will be challenged to create a brand new computer game in just 24 hours at the ExPlay Games Jam 2012.

This year’s event, for up to 120 participants, will be hosted at the Science Museum in London and the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol by live link-up on 5-6 October. The themed challenge will be set by biomedical experts from the Wellcome Trust at the start of the 24-hour period during which participants will work round-the-clock to create a playable game.

Completed games will be judged by experts, and the winners from each location will be able to showcase their games to the public at the ExPlay Games Festival in Bath in November 2012.

Kat Nilsson, Head of Contemporary Science at the Science Museum, said, “The Science Museum is excited to be hosting the Games Jam. The event brings together creative people of all types to collaborate and make games around scientific themes. With such a diverse group, we’re anticipating some excellent games offering a fresh take on contemporary science knowledge.”

The Games are organised by ExPlay Festival, hosted by the Dana Centre at the Science Museum in London and the Pervasive Media Studios in Bristol, and curated and funded by The Wellcome Trust.

Participation is free, and keen games creators can find out more and apply to take part at http://explay.co.uk/gamesjam.php