Hackday at Lighthouse 2012
Hackday at Lighthouse 2012




World class games designers put young people at the heart of Brighton Digital Festival

Lighthouse partnered with world-class games designers, Hide&Seek, to stage an intensive Game Jam to build new games for Brighton Digital Festival. Young people developed a series of new games to be showcased at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as part of Digital Late at the end of September.

Hide&Seek Gamerunners
Hide&Seek Gamerunners

Young people from two local schools – Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy – teachers, creatives and games designers from Hide & Seek worked together on the development of a series of new games.

Some of these new games made in our Game Jam were in the form of Hide & Seek’s Tiny Games – small, quick-to-understand games, that sit in the real world, inviting participation. The games had an inherently Brighton flavour, and were showcased at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as part of the Digital Late event.

The Game Jam provided an exciting learning environment that has a real-world outcome. Participants learned new game design principles and developed creative skills, through developing exciting new games.

Game Jam is part of Art at Work, a two-year programme of activities that builds the confidence, skills and knowledge of young people through workshops, events and projects. Art at Work is a collaboration between Lighthouse, Photoworks, The Aldridge Foundation, Brighton and Portslade Aldridge Community Academies, and Brighton & Hove City Council. It is supported by Arts Council England.

Date: Saturday 14 September 2013

Venue: Lighthouse

Game Jam is part of Brighton Digital Festival 2013. It is run by members of Brighton’s arts and digital communities, administered by Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse and supported by Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council.

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