Welcome to the inaugural SynBio Game Jam!
Join scientists, game developers, designers, and ML engineers for a week-long hackathon at the crossroads of synthetic biology (synbio) and games.
Synbio is reshaping our world, transforming how we grow food, source materials, and design new medicines. Games, as a medium for exploration and storytelling, can captivate and engage us like no other.
Let this event be your playground.
DNA puzzles? Simulations? Dynamic ecosystems? Battle royales? Choose-your-own-adventures? Sandbox games? Team up, have fun and bring your most ambitious ideas to life.
We have an incredible lineup of speakers:
-- Thomas Karagianes (Eterna): Scientific Discovery Games
-- Marguerite deCourcelle (Blockade Labs): Building a Text-to-Game Future
-- Emmanuel de Maistre (Scenario): GenAI for Creating Style-Consistent Game Assets
-- Christina Wodtke (Stanford): Designing Serious Games
Day 1: Kick-off at Fifty Years HQ
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration and Check-in
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Intro to the SynBio Game Jam
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM: Lightning Talks
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Brainstorming Session
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch & Networking
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Teams!
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Project Planning & Initial Development
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Food & Drinks
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Fireside Chat
Days 2-6: Remote collaboration
Day 7: Wrap-up and demos at Fifty Years HQ
-- Signed copies of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
-- Signed copies of Reinventing Discovery by Michael Nielsen
-- $1000 Cash