A Maze Train Jam 2021 - Let's Game Jam Art

Train Jam 2021 © A Maze

4th A MAZE. Train Jam South Africa - Announcement and Submission 2021

After three amazing experiences at the A MAZE. Train Jams in South Africa 2018 to 2020 we are excited to invite you into the hyper hybrid dimension. Usually, we take Gauteng based developers and international game and VR developers on the legendary Shosholoza Meyl Train from Johannesburg to Cape Town. On that ride, we make games and the results get exhibited at Playtopia MGA. But since 2020 due to COVID-19, our program has changed and last year we jammed in VRChat and during that process created the incredible A MAZE. Train Station. Due to the SA regulations and the current situation, a physical game jam on a train is still too precarious. Therefore we've decided to become hyper hybrid and bring 25 game creators from the Johannesburg area together at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. The submission is also open to the international game dev community who can join online too. 

The theme of this year train jam is "Let's Game Jam Art". We've invited 5 South African visual artists to choose one of their works to give them into our inspiration pool. These five artworks with their individual concept and narrative will be the base of your games. Create a narrative around the selected artworks and connect them to a game. There will be many open questions, but we will give answers during the preparation time later on Discord.   

Dates of the 48hrs train jam:  
Start: December 03 - 17:00 (GMT+2) 
End: December 05 - 17:00 (GMT+2) 
Presentation: December 05 - 19:00 (GMT+2) 

The A MAZE. Train Jam in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Johannesburg welcomes Subsaharan African and international game makers. Partner event this year is Africa Games Week. 

Submission period: 
Start: Now. 
End: November 15

Sign Up Here

*Fill out the form by letting us know your personal details, skills, expectations and motivation

*Code of Conduct: A MAZE. Train Jam South Africa is dedicated to providing a harassment-free social experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or game preferences. We do not tolerate the harassment of participants in any form. Anyone violation of these rules will result in being expelled from the train jam at the discretion of the organizers. You can reach us at safety@a-maze.net or speak directly to the game jam coordinator and their mentors. 

*Submission Eligibility: The developers must be 18 years and older.

*Personal data: Your collected data is only used for this A MAZE. Train Jam and will be deleted after the submission process. If you have any questions please contact us: contact@a-maze.net