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AFTRS in conjunction with the IGDA Sydney are running GameJam 09.

An interactive event by gamers for gamers – a day of playing, learning about and making games. Come be a spectator, play to win, or get involved in the creative jam session.  This free one day event features gaming competitions, seminars, networking and creative activities.  The JAM starts with a gaming forum where anyone can register to be a presenter – share YOUR latest discoveries, opinions & ideas for games and virtual worlds. The JAM ends with a workshop & competition – where creative teams engage in a battle of ideas & rapid game-design, with prizes for best pitch!

Register to come along and/or participate – online at:

  • Second part of the day a rapid ideas development seminar with awards for best pitch
  • Demo, interact and learn & meet F2F with like minded people, passionate about game/worlds
  • Intense show’n’tells, pitches, discussions and lots of interaction
  • Show everyone YOUR latest ideas for games and virtual worlds

If you want to present for around 10-15 mins please book yourself a talk slot by checking out the site and clicking the registration LINK here – we will put you in!

  • ADMISSION: Free! LOCATION: AFTRS building at the Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St. Moore Park (next door to Fox Studios)
  • WHEN: Saturday 10th October 2009
  • WHO: YOU’RE the stars, but we will have some cool folk like Dan Graf (Dr D Studios) & Ian Brown (Unity & CG creator)


The talks will be about anything to do with

  • developing for or playing with console, pc games, alternate reality games, augmented reality, smart mobiles, serious games
  • offline, online games or creating and using virtual worlds
  • games, film cross-over, machinima, writing, artificial intelligence, social games
  • educational, fun or just plain ‘wtf’!.
  • The user or creator angle is fine (in otherwords talk us through one of your must play games!) – just make sure it is not too geeky or too fanzy!

Demos around the areas: big screen displays, play new games and demos.

Below some photos taken by Gary Hayes last year at a jam packed event!

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