Isolation
Game Jam
2016

8th of June to 12th of June
At Kollafoss Gamedev Residency

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What?

For the last two years, people have travelled to the middle of nowhere, top of the world Iceland, Kollafoss Gamedev Residency, with two goals in mind; Make games and pet lambs. Lets do it again!

There's no sign of civilisation around, barely any farm, as Kollafoss is situated in a dead end valley close to the borders of the highlands of Iceland. The only thing you can see is the barren highlands ahead, small group of game developers who got the same crazy idea as you, and some sheep.

...and yes, you will be able to pet lambs.

Where?

Kollafoss Gamedev Residency, North west Iceland, on a farm called Kollafoss in Vesturárdalur, Húnaþing Vestra. A 25 minute drive from Hvammstangi. 3 hour drive from Reykjavík.

Want to see it on a map? Here you go!

Kollafoss Gamedev Residency?

We are offering game developers to live with us here at our indie gamedev farm far away from the ruckus of the modern world, but still with access to a good internet connection.

Do you want to extend your stay after the gamejam as a gamedev resident? Or perhaps arrive before the jam? Get more info at the Kollafoss website

Where do I sleep?

Kollafoss is a farm that can house around seven people (or more, if we add mattresses on the floor and squeeze a little bit). It has three available bedrooms with two beds each, two bathrooms, two sizeable living rooms perfect for game development, a bathroom (with a shower/bathtub), a porch, a decent sized kitchen and a lot of coffee!

How Much?

12,000 (Twelve thousand) Icelandic kronur per person. (Food, bed linen, towels and such included).

We only accept payments through bank transfer. The fee for your stay should be paid after you’ve secured a spot and at least 1 month before the event.

  • Account number (if transferring from Icelandic bank): 0159-05-060403
  • Kennitala (if transferring from Icelandic bank): 150188-2109
  • IBAN: IS91 0159 0506 0403 1501 8821 09
  • Swift (BIC): NBIIISRE

Schedule

This event is quite freeform! The schedule below is simply a guideline; the only times that are solid are the times we start and stop making games.

Warmup Day: Wednesday, the 8th of June

18:00
Dinner
After Dinner
Jam / relax / open up a beer/ listen to music / play games / make some friends / start making games / get some fresh country air and enjoy the silence.

First Day of Jam: Thursday the 9th of June

12:00
Lunch
13:00
The Secret Trip
After Secret Trip
Game jamming officially starts
18:00
Dinner

Second Day of Jam: Friday the 10th of June

12:00
Lunch
18:00
Dinner

Third Day of Jam: Saturday the 11th of June

12:00
Lunch
18:00
STOP MAKING GAMES! Cook dinner together and showcase your work. Also, party!

Sunday the 12th of June

...
Cleanup & Goodbye. A lift to the bus stop will be available

Anything else?

Participants will be invited to a Facebook group where more information will be posted and people can plan how to get to the area. If you need any information, feel free to contact us. (contact information below)

A lot of the practical information over at the Kollafoss website applies to the Isolation Game Jam as well.

For more information, keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Who?

Kollafoss Gamedev Residency is to blame for this and your hosts will be Jóhannes Gunnar Þorsteinsson and Arnfríður Hanna Hreinsdóttir.

Contact Jóhannes at johannesg@johannesg.com, tweet at him or simply call him, +354 846 6149 / +354 499 26kol48.

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Tickets for IGJ 2016 are now sold out. Feel free to subscribe to the Kollafoss Gamedev Residency mailing list, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates on future events.