IGDA Twin Cities (IGDATC)

Jam Site Information

The Nerdery
9555 James Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

City or Metro: 
Building Name: 
The Nerdery
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Zach Wendt
Contact Email: 
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who Can Participate: 
IGDATC members, and public if attending all 3 days
Age Restrictions: 
Food Options: 
Have access to food in close vicinity; drinks and snacks provided on site
Available Tools or Technology: 
Internet, LAN and Wi-Fi. Must provide own hardware, software, cables and power strip
No security available
Auditorium Space: 
Have auditorium space available

Schedule:: 5pm Fri 1/25 through 5pm Sun 1/27.  You must attend Fri night.

Please include your real name, skills and picture in your profile - it's very helpful during the event.

Our space is at capacity and registrations are disabled.  Email if you'd like to be put on a waitlist, we're currently confirming folks will attend. We will get a larger space next year.

Jammer registration status: 


grid's picture
Submitted by grid on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 05:57

Affraid it'll be much like last year, in that I probably won't be able to stick around for all the hours ever, but I'll definitely be attending in some capacity. I may also convince August to attend in person this year!  :)

Can't wait!

willbuck's picture
Submitted by willbuck on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:38

Still sad that last year I was unable to participate due to illness. Going to make sure to stay extra healthy this year!

zwendt's picture
Submitted by zwendt on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:47

We've reached capacity, disabled registration, and started a waitlist.  So, we need to confirm everyone will attend.
You must attend on-site Friday night.  Registration is 4:30 to 5:30.  Please email by Thu 5pm confirming you can make this time, or any issues.  This is primarily an on-site event.  But, friends that are off-site can be a part of your team.

  • Please include your real name, skills and picture in your profile on the GGJ site.

  • The Nerdery is open all 48 hours.  If staying over, take advantage of the Nerdery's showers.  Please.

  • The Nerdery is genorously feeding us meals Fri and Sat, and snacks/drinks all weekend.  Bring cash in small unmarked bills for group food buys on Sun.  Or, stick something in the fridge.

  • Don't forget a power strip and/or extension cord, and a phone charger.  We'll probably need one per two/three people.

  • Enter through the main Nerdery entrance (near the center of the building on the west side.)  Please don't arrive before 4:30.  After registration, large/heavy gear might be easier to bring in through the lunchroom back doors on a cart.

  • We'll stage gear near the training room (back/right of cafeteria - same room as last year.)  You probably want to wait until after team formation for final setup.

  • The secret theme will be revealed 5pm Fri.  The optional diversifiers are already up: http://globalgamejam.org/news/2013/01/23/global-game-jam-2013-diversifiers


Fri 5:00 - Pizza, reveal secret theme
    5:30 - Global Game Jam keynote video, review rules
    6:00 - Idea pitching, team formation, final gear setup
Sat noon - All game projects created on GGJ site
Sun 3pm  - Stop work, begin uploading
       3:30 - Wrap up and show-off
       5:00 - Deadline for games, assets and source to be uploaded (you can continue to revise.)
We'd like as many teams as possible to do a ~10 min presentation at our Feb IGDATC meeting on 2/20  NOTE: 3rd Wed, not our normal 2nd Wed.
We'll also be organizing a "play party" in early March for the best of our games, and others from around the world (help us find those.)

willbuck's picture
Submitted by willbuck on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 03:58



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