Open to Anyone
Making Video Games has never been easier, thanks to the wealth of free, accessible game design tools that are available. But even if you have no familiarity with these tools, or even no knowledge of how game design works, there are still plenty of roles that need to be filled in every game's development.
Every team in a Game Jam will need someone who can create the art for the game, be that 3D models or simple pixel sprites. They'll also need music, sound effects (maybe even voice acting!), textures, puzzle design, and writing. There are so many jobs in ever game's development that, no matter what your speciality, there'll be a role for you on your team.
Sometimes, participants from previous events will offer tutorials for beginners, offering quick and simple tips for producing functional games as quickly as possible. There are, of course, plenty of guides around the internet for this, too!
“Game Jam was okay.
"Fox is great at running events and even better at bribing testimonials"
"Thoroughly impressed with the games shown this evening and those who turned up, I saw a lot of potential in all of them, and learned so much in a treacherous 48 hours."
"I enjoyed the very teamwork-centric atmosphere, especially the part where we redubbed all of Oliver's parts without telling him."