This August, come bring history to life at the Royal Ontario Museum!
In an exciting pilot project, the ROM, in partnership with Gamercamp and the University of Toronto, is opening its doors to game developers for a three-day game jam August 9-11, 2013 to create digital games to animate the exhibits in the museum.
The must-knows about the beta run of the ROM Game Jam:
- Spend three days inside the ROM creating games that animate its exhibitions
- Explore the museum's 30-plus galleries containing millions of artifacts
- Learn about the history of the artifacts directly from ROM experts
- Nerd out with fellow game developers in one of the most awesome venues ever for a jam
- Have the opportunity to showcase your game in a Toronto cultural institution with an audience of thousands
The theme for the 2013 ROM Game Jam will be “Foretelling the Past.”
For three days, participants will get special access to the museum to create a game based on its contents. Now, even for veteran game jam participants, there will be a few fresh surprises to the ROM Game Jam experience. Imagine yourself digging up ancient artifacts for inspiration, or immersing yourself in the rich history of the museum with ROM experts in archaeology, ancient cultures, and more.
The experience continues after the actual game jam! Completed games will get play-tested at the ROM in mid-October PLUS officially premiere at Gamercamp in November. Not to get all fine-print on you, but best of all you keep the IP to your work, including the right to distribute and sell the game!
For this beta, the space will be very limited. Participants must apply as a team ranging in size from one to four persons. Whether you’re on the fence or ready to go, there will be a recommended info session at the ROM on July 12 at 6 pm!
Thank you for your interest in the pilot project ROM Game Jam. The deadline for registering has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. The Game Jam committee is reviewing the applications and will get back to teams by Friday July 19, 2013.
If you would like to be informed about future ROM Jams and programs please send your email address to GameJam@rom.on.ca.
Got more questions? Check out the FAQ section!