We’re just months away from the 2017 Game Developers Conference, and a group of developers who want to ride the rails from Chicago to California in February to attend the conference in San Francisco — and make a game along the way — have signed on to do so as part of the fourth annual Train Jam game jam.
Created and organized by game developer Adriel Wallick, Train Jam has become a valuable opportunity for developers to collaborate in close proximity with the promise (and the pressure) of knowing their work will be part of a unique showcase on the GDC show floor.
Next year’s Train Jam will again last a little over two days (52 hours, to be exact) and take place entirely within an Amtrak train. Participants have from when the train departs Chicago’s Union Station on Wednesday, February 22nd until it arrives in Emeryville on Saturday, February 25th to make the greatest game they can with whatever tools they bring, build, or borrow.
After they arrive their work will be playable in a special interactive space on the GDC show floor, so don’t miss your chance to stop by and check it out while you’re attending the conference!
And don’t miss your opportunity to save money by registering for the conference early — the deadline to register for passes at a discounted rate is January 18, 2017. GDC 2017 itself will take place February 27th – March 3rd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.