The world needs more of them and we want to help make it happen. The Newsjam is an opportunity to rally in the political heart of America. Work and play with other game designers, programmers and artists to inspire the spirit of political activism and news reporting into games.
The Newsjam is an event sponsored by the Newseum and the American University Game Lab. It is a weekend long game jam with a very specific focus - the intersection of news and games. It’s an opportunity to experiment with games as a way of connecting people with the news, empowering citizen reporters or re-envision the way we learn about the world around us.
This jam is a first time journey into unknown territory. What world changing game will you make?
The event will open on Friday, September 26th with a keynote and inspiration. It will end with a public showcase of the games at the Newseum on Sunday. Your work will be shown in an institution just a block away from the National Mall.
Event participants will be awarded for great designs. At minimum, all participants receive one free admission to the Newseum, 2 meals, access to our facilities and staff for support. We invite anyone and everyone who is interested in making digital games, location based games, mobile games, and more to come. The best games may be invited to extend development (with support) for prolonged exhibition at the Newseum, American University, or elsewhere.
The world is changing. We invite you to be a part of that change.