Otago Polytechnic

What's it all about?

To coincide with the recently established Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE) in Dunedin, Otago Polytechnic is proud to host the Dunedin Schools Game Jam.

The event is open to Dunedin high school students studying the digital curriculum at years 12 and 13, and will run over the weekend of May 28 – May 30.



6:00PM - 10:00PM

9:00AM - 10:00PM

9:00AM - 6:00PM



Otago Polytechnic, D Block, Level 3,
Forth St, North Dunedin, Dunedin


Students will form teams and be assigned a theme on the inaugural night, and then spend the next 48 hours designing and coding a fully-fledged game!

Throughout the weekend, mentors from the local game industry, as well as staff and senior students in the Bachelor of Information Technology programme will be on hand to guide participants and offer advice and feedback on the games as they progress.

These events are awesome for fostering friendships, increasing confidence and creating opportunities within the game dev communities. Students get to challenge themselves and their creativity, explore new roles, and develop and refine skills.

The Game Jam will culminate in a mini showcase of the games on the Sunday evening, where members of the public are welcome to be in attendance. There will be food provided and spot prizes awarded throughout the event. 


More info coming soon!

Register now to keep updated and stay tuned for further info. 


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Before attending, you must be aware our Code of Conduct and Safe Space Policy. The Otago Polytechnic and Dunedin Schools Game Jam have zero tolerance for harassment or bullying of participants in any form.


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Published on 16 Apr 2021

Orderdate: 16 Apr 2021
Expiry: 31 May 2021