Reasonably certain that I wouldn’t contribute much to a Game Jam (though I’ve got a kick-ass script if you wan to read it… ok idea for one) but maybe you can? GameCamp Edmonton (which you should really check out if you want to be in game development in any capacity) is putting on the local event for the Global Game Jam on Jan. 26 and running for 48 hours.
Find the ticketing link here.
The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within your community.
It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It’s our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license.
We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best!