SPARK Game Jam

It’s back!  SPARK Game Jam is back for 2017 and you’ll work in teams of 2 to 3 students to build your own game that can run on your PC, Mac, or mobile device.  You’ll have a little over 24 hours to plan out, wireframe, and create your game and, best of all, you don’t need any prior experience to participate!

SPARK Game Jam is taking place at the ASU Polytechnic Campus on April 12th and 13th.  See the schedule below for the 2-Day agenda.

SPARK Game Jam 2017 Winners have been posted! Check out their games!

See Photos from SPARK Game Jam 2017

Our list of schools this year includes:

  • Augustus H. Shaw Montessori
  • Basha High School
  • Bradshaw Mountain High School
  • Campo Verde High School
  • Gilbert Junior High
  • Gilbert High School
  • Multiple Home Schools
  • Mesquite High School
  • Perry High School
  • Tempe Preperatory Academy
  • Valley Vista High School

Awards and Prizes

  • Best Game Design – $50/student – Gameplay or Game Mechanic
  • Best Visual Design – $50/student – Graphics and User Interface
  • Best Technical Game – $50/student – Advanced Coding Logic
  • “Model Citizen” – $75/student – Best Represents Gilbert or Uses Assets
  • Best Overall Game – $100/student – Gameplay, Visuals, and Code

Schedule of Events

Day 1

8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Opening Presentations
9:00 AM
Competition Opens/Tutorials Begin
12:00 PM
In-Room Lunch
3:00 PM
End of Day 1

Day 2

8:00 AM
Day 2 Opening / Project Prep
10:00 AM
Judging Begins
11:00 AM
Lunch at Citrus Dining (Released by Groups)
12:00 PM
Special Speaker Ryan Cash, Systems Engineer at Waymo / Final Judging
1:00 PM
Awards Presentation
3:00 PM
End of Day 2

SPARK Game Jam Advanced

This year, we’re expanding our program with another event aimed at advanced level students that know how to code and that want to make full apps and games.  SPARK Game Jam Advanced took place on December 5th and 8th at St. Xavier University in Gilbert.

See the Winners from SPARK Game Jam Advanced

Learn More about Game Jam Advanced