The course takes place in period

2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to deepen one?s own
skills (programming, game-, graphic-, video-
design) and see how they can be applied to the
gaming industry.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to work in
interdisciplinary teams, and have a picture of
the entire collaborative development process,
and be able to use problem-based thinking and
creative problem solving when creating a video

Course contents

Arcada Game Jam is a course where we plan,
design and create a video game in one week. You
will work in teams and fill a role of
programmer, game designer, graphic artist,
audio designer, or other game development-
related occupation.
The game will have to include - in some form -
the keywords or theme given at the first
You are free to choose the tools you use, but
Arcada will provide a Game Maker 2 license and
Adobe CC products.

NB! You get 2,5 sp per game jam. Två completed
jams will give you 5 sp, which is the limit.
You can also join online game jams (they are
valued case by case, but approximately 48h jams
= 1,25 sp, 1 week jams = 2,5 sp)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Games Theory & Design or complementary skills (GFX
design, sound design etc)

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

A working game that is submitted to the platform
defined in the beginning of the course


Ahonen Mirko


Ahonen Mirko

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-10-10 to 2022-11-06

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