A Game Design Themed Hackathon where students team up to create a game in 24 hours.

Our hackathon is run by our local Game Development and Animation club in Miami-Dade Woflson Campus. Students will gather into teams of 2-4 to create a video game under 24 hours with assorted tools and resources alongside optional worshops hosted by industry leaders and local indie developers. Your games will be judged by a panel of developers with years of experience in the gaming industry, your goal is to pitch your game demo, idea, or story to the judges for final selection.

View full rules

Prizes

1st Place

Lunch meeting with Alienware manager Frank Azor. Soulkeeper T-shirts and mousepads.

2nd Place

License for ToonBoom account for 1 year, Castle Crashers license and 2x Battle Block Theater licenses, Commission from artist FuShark

3rd Place

Shovel Knight Prize Package: Plushie, Shovel Knight Video Game, and Soundtrack, and Autodesk goodie bags.

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Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

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Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

MIA GAME JAM is open to all college students as well as Graduates who have graduated within the last 12 months. No matter your level of experience, Everyone attending is passionate about making games and are very beginner-friendly, so if you feel stuck, feel free to find a volunteer to assist you. If you don't have an idea for a game already, we will have some time in the beginning of the Hackathon for people to brainstorm and find potential team members.

How to enter

MIA Game Jam Volunteer Register

Currentley Registration for applicants is closed.

To register as a volunteer you must fill out the form provided on our website linked above. Volunteers will be put into shifts throughout the event to monitor students progress and help with any necessities.

Judges

Andru Fratarcangeli

Andru Fratarcangeli
GAMETREP

Frank Velasquez

Frank Velasquez
aDigital Handyman

Myron Mortakis

Myron Mortakis
HELMSystems

Alex Baptista

Alex Baptista
GoodWarGames

Will Muniz

Will Muniz
FuShark

Judging Criteria

  • Design Documentation
    Does the project's documentation effectively communicate fun and original, yet realistic and sound, game design concepts?
  • Art Style
    How well does the project's 2D and 3D art depict the game's world and concepts?
  • Gameplay
    How well does the project play?