Art Games

Art Games - Nowosibirsk © Academpark

Open Call
Art Games in Nowosibirsk

Submission of applications is open until September 15, 2017

​Become a part of a worldwide game jam network! Explore the intersection of games, art, and society! Go to Germany and connect with the game jammers from all over the world!
The Goethe-Institut Novosibirsk invites game developers, designers, artists, and other representatives of the creative class to take part in the 48-hour game jam ART GAMES in Novosibirsk on October 6–8, reflect on society and art, and develop their play-expression. Everyone is guaranteed the fun of teamwork and joint creativity, and two participants of the winning team will go on a trip to Germany!
Today, the digital world is an integral part of everyday life and an independent social force. Novosibirsk is the birthplace of world-famous mathematicians, and today, it also has a well-developed information technology sphere.
The game jam will be held in Technopark of Novosibirsk Akademgorodok on October 6–8, 2017. It is a part of the worldwide series of jams ART GAMES, which take place in eight cities (including Mexico City, Seoul, Boston, and Sao Paulo) and accompany the exhibition “Games and Politics”. In Novosibirsk, the exhibition will take place in the Pobeda Center of Culture and Recreation from October 12 to November 5, 2017. The moderator of the game jam will be Johannes Christmann, a representative of the award-winning development company Maschinen-Mensch. Participants will come together and have 48 hours to develop games with a theme to be announced that day. At the end of the allotted time, the results will be presented and discussed at the plenum, the local jury will select the top three teams, and the international jury of game experts from Germany will determine the winner. They will choose one of the teams for further mentoring and will allow two representatives of the winning team to go to Germany to an exhibition of interactive games and entertainment (most likely GamesCom 2018) to present their game to a group of international experts and activists from the local game scene, and also meet representatives from all the other winning teams around the world. Note that every game, no matter who wins, will be presented on the website of the game jam ART GAMES:
Applications are accepted from everyone interested in game development. Participation in the game jam is free. The Project Committee will select participants from among all who apply by September 15, 2017. To fill out the registration form, please go here.
A game jam is a meeting of game developers in order to plan, design, and create one or more games in a short time. Most often, programmers and game designers play the role of developers. In our case, we also invite creative people and artists to try to go beyond traditional game design.
What: a game jam, in which participants will develop their own serious game in the field of art, politics and digital games. The secret theme will be announced at the start.
Where: Novosibirsk, Academpark, „Boiling Point“ (Nikolaeva 11, 13 floor)
When: 48 hours, from October 6 to October 8, 2017.
Who: Programmers, game designers, artists, musicians, screenwriters, film directors, and everyone else who is interested in game development / experience will be useful / basic knowledge of English will be useful, but not required / the project committee will select participants from among all applications.
Price: Participation in the game jam is free! The organizers will provide meals (on Friday evening: dinner / Saturday: breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner / Sunday: breakfast, lunch, snacks). There will be a place to rest and sleep.
What to bring: a laptop, power cords or a charger, the necessary software and tools, and in addition, if you like, your favorite cup, a pillow, and a sleeping bag!
Prize: The jury will announce the top three teams on October 8. The winning game will be selected by the international jury. The team will receive professional mentoring to develop the final product; two representatives of the winning team will be invited to Germany in 2018.
Submission of applications: Please fill in the application form. Submission of applications is open until September 15, 2017. Participants who have passed the selection will be notified by September 20, 2017. Applications can be submitted after the deadline, but priority will be given to applications submitted on time.
The game jam ART GAMES is organized by the Goethe-Institut, the Maschinen-Mensch bureau, the Academpark and GameDev Events Nsk and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.