Games For Better is a 48 hour game jam which aims to highlight the effectiveness of games in raising awareness and understanding about important issues. It will set a group of game developers the challenge of building games that approach important, global issues, with the power and engagement that only games can provide.
The theme for the Games For Better jam is 'Antibiotic Resistance', an international issue and a genuine threat to humanity that has recently gained significant press coverage due to new cases of untreatable illnesses being discovered.
The public stands to benefit from the raising of awareness and understanding about the issue, and that's where you come in. We're looking for developers to show up, learn a bit about this subject from professionals in the field, and then jam some prototypes designed to educate or inform the player about these issues.
Aside from being an opportunity for developers to tackle an interesting subject whilst sharpening their game jam skills, we intend to offer additional opportunities to those taking part.
This event is being run in collaboration with Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector on 18 October.
Venturefest looks to bring together hundreds of talented small enterprise innovators and entrepreneurs from across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset along with investors on the lookout for emerging talent. It is our aim to give those developers who take part in Games For Better a chance to get their own place alongside these innovators, and to show off their work to potential investors.
View the above link for further details including attendee information and registration to this free event.