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2013 Cornell Game Jam

Google is sponsoring a Game Jam this weekend at Cornell University. The Game Jam is open to anyone affiliated with Cornell. The focus will be on web game development, but any time of game is welcome. The Game Jam will take place over a short 24 hours, so you have to be creative to come up with a good game idea.

There will be prizes, food, and Google schwag. Come join us for our first Game Jam and have fun! But be sure to get some sleep the day before.

Date/Time: Sep. 14th from 12am - 11:59pm

Venue: Upson 361 (CSUG Lab)


  • Contestants must be affiliated with Cornell
  • Teams are limited to 2-5 people
  • The game must run in a browser.
  • The submission consists of a URL with a playable game.
  • No gameplay can be implemented before the contest start.

While no gameplay maybe implemented before the contest start, contestants are allowed to set-up any necessary infrastucture to publish their game to the web ahead of time. This could be a personal web server, or a Facebook app. The key requirement is that any application deployed at that URL must be a non-game demo before the start of the Game Jam.

There are no restrictions on the game engine, provided that the game engine does not contain gameplay unique to the submission. There are several game engines designed specifically for web-based games. These include (but are not restricted to):

Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the Game Jam.

Date Posted: Sep. 9, 2013 | Permalink


2013 Showcase Winners

Congratulations to our Showcase Winners.

Audience Choice (Intro Division):

  • 1st Place: Pirates of the Stratosphere
  • 2nd Place: B33p

Audience Choice (Advanced Division):

  • 1st Place: Apsis
  • 2nd Place: Micropig

Director's Choice:

  • 1st Place: Casino Heist
  • 2nd Place: Square Waves

With 20 student projects it was the largest showcase we have had in years. Thanks to the Ithaca Times for publicizing the event and bringing in a lot of people from the surrounding community. We all had fun and we hope to see everyone again next year.

Date Posted: May. 14, 2013 | Permalink


List of Showcase Exhibitors

The Showcase page now has a list of the games exhibiting this year at the Showcase. Some of the students have made videos, which we hope to post before Saturday's showcase.

Date Posted: May. 8, 2013 | Permalink


2013 GDIAC Showcase

After a quiet 2012, the GDIAC Showcase returns, even bigger than ever. This year we have a record number of projects in both CS/INFO 3152 and CS/INFO 4152, including the most number of mobile games that we have ever had. The showcase also includes several interesting independent study projects that explore interesting concepts such as sound-only gameplay.

The showcase is open to the general public, so that everyone can play and experience these projects. In addition, the public is welcome to vote for the favorite in the award ceremony at the end. Come join us and make this our best Showcase yet.

Date/Time: May 11th from 3 - 6 pm
Venue: ACCEL Labs in Carpenter Hall

Date Posted: Apr. 11, 2013 | Permalink


BOOM 2013

Date/Time: April 3rd from 4 - 6 pm
Venue: Duffield Atrium

Bits On Our Minds 2013, the annual showcase for the school of Computing and Information Science will be held April 3rd, 2011 from 4pm - 6pm. While this is a general showcase for research and projects and computer science, BOOM always includes a sizable number of game projects. In particular, BOOM 2013 is a good place to see independent projects like the Cornell start-up Splat.

Date Posted: Mar. 13, 2013 | Permalink

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