MIA Game Jam Hackathon Innovation Competition Where You Create the Best New Game

Miami Dade College wants to know if you’ve got game. Its MIA Game Jam hackathon, October 22-23, is looking for teams who think they can create a small video game, from concept to a working product, within 24 hours. Participants will be given a theme, but are allowed to bring that concept to life any way they like.


The MAGIC (Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex) Club is behind the innovation competition, which is meant to showcase the rising game industry in Miami. The event is an extension of the MIA Animation Festival, South Florida’s premier industry conference that focuses on Computer Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Film, Web Design, and Visual Art.

What You Need to Know

Date and Location
The event will take place Oct 22 – 23, 2016 at 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Building 3, Chapman Center.

Who can participate?
MIA Game Jam is open to all college students as well as graduates who have graduated within the last 12 months.

MIA Game Jam is a free event. We will be covering the venue, food, Wi-Fi, etc.

Why a game hackathon?
The MAGIC Club and its partners want to help Miami’s game development community evolve. This community’s industry is on the rise, with several local studios creating amazing next-gen games. We want to connect up-and-coming developers to peers and local industry professionals to help each other learn and find opportunities!

Does my team retain copyright on our work?
Each team holds all rights to their game. However, by entering MIA Game Jam you grant MIA Game Jam a world-wide royalty free license in perpetuity to display images, videos, and live demonstrations of your game for promotional purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, images and videos showcased on the MIA Game Jam website (or affiliated computer department pages), print media and more.

What should I bring?
Your laptop, charger, phone, anything you need to work on as well a valid student ID. Also make sure to bring sleeping bags, toiletries for hygiene, and comfy clothes.

Get additional details on the MIA Game Jam here: http://www.miagamejam.com/

From all of us here at Skild, good luck! We look forward to hearing more about this innovation competition and the great games it produces.