GDD @ Berkeley

Bear Jams Spring 2021

Location: GDD Discord
Time (Jam): Fri, March 5, 6PM - Sun, March 7, 3PM
Time (Showcase): Sun, March 7, 7PM - 8:30PM

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Event Info

(All times are PST)

Join Game Design and Development at Berkeley for Bear Jams! Bear Jams is a 45-hr game jam open to everyone, not just UC Berkeley students!

The event starts at 6:00PM where we give an introduction, followed by the theme reveal @ 6:30 PM. There will be time to get to know other participants and form teams in the Zoom call afterward.

After the theme is announced, our Discord will have voice and chat channels open for participants to hang-out, make teams, and contact staff. Participants are welcome to @ any of the staff at any time and are more than welcome to ask both questions about the event and for help with their game.

This jam is hosted on the GDD at Make sure you join and submit there!

Submissions will be due at 3 PM PST on Sunday (we will have a 10 minute grace period BUT DON'T ABUSE IT). Winners will be announced during the showcase from 7 - 8:30 PM PST on Sunday.

Participation is open to everyone, not just Berkeley students! There is no difference between teams with and without students! We are excited to see all of the wonderful games you guys will create!

This year, Cal Esports will be co-hosting Bear Jams with us! Thanks to their help, this year, we will also be providing the following prizes for the highest ranked teams after staff judging:

1st: $50 Steam gift cards
2nd: $25 Amazon gift cards
3rd: Under Armour Swag

These prizes will be distributed on a per-member basis for each winning team (for example, a four-person 1st-place team will win four $50 Steam gift cards).

Our full Rules and Guidelines can be found here:
All participants MUST follow the Code of Conduct:

Submission Details

Submission Deadline: Sunday, 3/7 @ 3 PM PST

Any ONE of the follow submission formats are acceptable, and, while not necessary, we’d appreciate it if you submit for multiple platforms:

1) A WebGL Build (or any build that can be played online on the itch page)

2) A Windows Build

3) A Mac Build