ExPlay bolsters games festival with 24 hour Game Jams in London, Bristol

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ExPlay bolsters games festival with 24 hour Game Jams in London, Bristol
With promo spots at November's ExPlay Festival up for grabs, event organisers have unveiled a 24 hour Game Jam scheduled to kick off on 5 October.

Interestingly, the jam – which will be led by bio-medical scientists from the Wellcome Trust – is set to take place at two different locations, spanning both the Science Museum in London and the offices of Pervasive Media Studios in Bristol.

Playing with science

The idea will be for teams to create games based around an as-of-yet unannounced theme – presumably with a scientific bent - during the allotted period.

Judged by a panel of experts, the winners from each location will then be afforded the right to showcase their games to attendees at the ExPlay Games Festival in Bath, due to run between 1-2 November.

"The Science Museum is excited to be hosting the Game Jam," said head of contemporary science at the Science Museum, Kat Nilsson.

"The event brings together creative people of all types to collaborate and make games around scientific themes. With such a diverse group, we’re anticipating some excellent games offering a fresh take on contemporary science knowledge."

More details can be found on ExPlay's website.

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