We invite you to participate
in the Social Justice Game Jam
PlaytestNW will be helping out with the Board & Card Game section of this digital and analog game jam.
Every year 53% of the low income households in Washington face at least one civil legal problem without adequate legal assistance. Problems can range from predatory lending to foreclosure to various kinds of debt. There are many legal advocates helping those in need, however due to the difference in numbers not everyone gets the help they need.
This is where you come in. The Social Justice Game Jam is one of the first game jams aimed at creating games that address this problem. In this event we will be bringing together game developers and legal advocates to collaborate and create games that either directly teach skills or educate the public about current issues.
For those of you who prefer your games analog instead of digital we have you covered too, we will be providing materials for you to create your board or card games with the assistance of PlaytestNW.
First head over to Eventbrite and register there, this is how we are keeping track of people. There is a suggested donation of $25 per person fee to cover food and drinks during the event.
Get On Itch
Once you have registered on Eventbrite head over to the jam page on itch.io. As much as possible we are going to use that as a platform to manage the games.
Get On Slack
After that hop over and join our Slack channel. It will be used pretty much all communications. Prior to the event we will be using it to keep people posted about updates and allow people to get to know each other ahead of time. During the Jam we will use it for announcements, meal calls, and anything else that comes up.