IBA SMCS organized GAME JAM 2023 Season 3

September 22-24:  School of Mathematics and Computer Science (SMCS), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in collaboration with Mindstorm Studios, hosted the three-day 'IBA Game JAM 2023', at the IBA Main Campus. The event was sponsored by Mountain Dew Gamers Arena.   

The GAME JAM was a resounding success, 200+ BSCS freshmen students created 48 games without using code, digital art or technology, literally 'out of thin air'. With the theme “Nostalgia. The winning games were The Playmakers’, The Bakris’, Name May Kia Rakha Hy’, The Game Changers’, Team IGNITE’.  

The event gave the opportunity to the freshmen to ideate, brainstorm, be creative & innovative while they take on the game development challenge. During the event students got the exposure to design thinking principles, shipping and demonstrating products in less than 48 hours, incorporating real time feedback, and connecting with industry role models and mentors. The event produced an array of diverse games, ranging from educational games that utilised the periodic table to narrative-based fantasy strategy games. 

The Game Jam commenced with an inaugural session at the auditorium. Mr. Jawwad Farid (Prof. of Practice, SMCS) & Yaser Awan (Director M-Labs) gave the welcome address. Participants then arrived at the Alumni Students' Centre to compete in the 'Out of Thin Air' game-building competition 

Industry mentors and jury assessed participating teams. The final round Jury included Jehan Ara, Habibullah Khan, Imran Azhar, Irfan Kheiri, bin Rizwan, Bilal Hameed, Sameer Ahmed Khan, Ansar Muhammad & Kainat Zulfiqar. The jury assessed ideas on creativity, design, playability and fun.


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