Ability Game Jam

Jam by, for and about disabilities; Three-day marathon for the development of playful objects, applications, hardware, essays, short films, within the field of health and awareness for people with disabilities, or, products developed by or for people from this community.

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Ability Game Jam

Jam sites:

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Centro de Cultura Digital

México

Centro de Cultura Digital.
Paseo de Reforma s/n Esquina Lieja. Colonia Juárez - C.P. 06600. Ciudad de México. Phone: (+52) 55 1000 2637

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  • What is it?

    Jam by, for and about disabilities; Three-day marathon for the development of playful objects, applications, hardware, essays, short films, within the field of health and awareness for people with disabilities, or, products developed by or for people from this community.

    This Jam is an opportunity for people interested in entering the field of development of playful objects, applications and / or hardware, with tools and support of the community in a controlled environment. It aims to do simple projects at an introductory level, but it does not limit people with experience to develop or get involved in small but larger projects.

  • Who can participate?

    Anyone can participate, the important thing is that you are interested in working for 48 continuous hours in a multidisciplinary project, in a horizontal, collaborative and integrating environment. It can be experts or amateurs, with or without obvious disability, their companions, and whoever has an interest in these issues.

  • Where and when?

    The event will be held in various venues: CABA, Mendoza and Mexico City are the venues confirmed until now.

    It will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June 2018, each venue will define its schedules according to its restrictions, but the official launch will take place at 6:00 p.m.

  • I want to create a jam site in my city, how do I do it?

    You must complete the registration form in https://goo.gl/forms/Nn3pPT12aumFLtFy1, the Ability Jam team will evaluate your proposal and will contact you.

  • What do you need to work?

    The tools depend on the role that the participant will take on their team, it can be netbook, notebook, pc, digital tablet, paper, pencil or whatever it is that serves to accomplish their tasks.

  • What is the schedule?

    The first day the theme is released to develop the game. The idea is that the games are created from scratch from this theme, so it does not make sense to take half-finished games. Although if you want, you can bring your own code, characters or musical themes.

    Groups are assembled to generate game proposals. It is allowed to have your group formed previously, but the incorporation of new members is encouraged.

    There are no winners. The idea is that the participants come to know people, work as a team, contribute with the things they know, and especially create games that can be played by all kinds of people.

  • Historical background of the event

    The Ability Jam is the spiritual successor of the One Click Jam, performed by the same organizational team, unlike the latter, the games will not only be aimed at motor disability, but all kinds of disabilities.