A 48 Hour Game Jam For Antibiotic Resistance Awareness


2016 Entrants

For Developers

Jam Details

The theme of the Jam is ‘Antibiotic Resistance’ – we want to see games that teach about and raise awareness of this issue in fun and engaging ways.

The jam will take place in Plymouth University's Babbage building, where developers taking part can stay for the full 48 hours. However, you can also take part remotely, and we'll have a Discord room for remote developers to join.

You can take part solo, or as part of a team.

You’ll be asked to submit a build of your game, as well as some gameplay footage, to a google drive folder, and to fill out a form with some more details on your entry.


Fri 30th September
18:30 – 19:00 – Set Up Time At Jam Site
19:00 – 20:00 – Introductory Talks On Antibiotic Resistance (These talks will be streamed live, or recorded and made available afterwards)
20:00 Onwards – Development Begins

Saturday 1st October
Development Continues

Sunday 2nd October
20:30 – Jam Ends
20:00 – 22:00 – Submission Time


After all submissions have been collected, the games will be judged by a panel of professionals from the games and medical industries.

First, second and third prize will be decided, and the winning developers offered the opportunity to take part in the Venturefest South West event.

All developers taking part will be sent feedback on their entry from the judges.


Judges will be awarding additional points for the inclusion of these features:

Highly Infectious – Design your game to be as accessible and easy to share as possible.

Grown Up – Design your game to include the important messages for 16 – 24 year olds provided by the Longitude Prize (Will be made available to developers taking part).


The developers of any game submitted to the jam who indicate that they would like to have their game included in the Games For Better showreel will be featured.

The showreel will contain gameplay footage of each of the games, as well as details about the developer, supplied during the submission process.

Presenting Your Game

If your project is chosen as a winner, you’ll be offered the chance to make a short presentation about you, your game and your development process at the Venturefest South West event, more details of which can be found at the link below.

Grab your free ticket here

Your presentation will form part of a one hour session on the Games For Better jam, taking place at Venturefest South West

For Businesses

Experience Games In eLearning

The event will be a great showcase of the power of games for delivering educational content in an engaging and accessible way.

We will be presenting the results of the Game Jam on stage at Venturefest South West, where chosen developers will be giving an in-depth look into their game and their development process over the 48 hours.

We will also have a stand at the event, where you will be able to view a showreel of the games submitted, as well as playing some of those games yourself.

Connect With Innovative Developers

In-keeping with the aims of Venturefest, we’re looking to encourage the connection of businesses and innovators, and details of all the developers involved in the event will be made available.

If you're looking for engaging solutions to problems, coming to the Venturefest session, visiting our stand, or just checking out our showreel will give you a chance to see first-hand what games can offer that other formats can’t.

For Better

Antibiotic Resistance

We chose the theme to go alongside one of the areas that Venturefest looks to cover - Digital Health.

Antibiotic Resistance stood apart from other important global health issues as a problem that ordinary people could take action against through just a few simple behaviours, if only those behaviours were being made more widely known through engaging media, such as games.

Longitude Prize

The Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to reward a diagnostic test that helps solve the problem of global antibiotic resistance. It is being run by Nesta and supported by Innovate UK as funding partner.

Having recently released their own game, Superbugs, in support of awareness of this cause, Nesta have provided their support in promoting the event, and guidance in regards to the most important messages that need to be conveyed about Antibiotic Resistance.