What is Game Dev Day?

Game Dev Day is a hack day for people to have fun making games and virtual reality experiences in web technologies. It's taking place on Saturday 23rd July 2016, from 9:30am until 5:30pm.

What is a hack day?

A hack day is an event where people come together to collaborate on interesting ideas and learn new technologies. People usually organise themselves into teams, work on a project and then demo it at the end of the day. Hack days work best when there's a relaxed, open and friendly atmosphere.

Who is this event for?

Anyone who is interested in games or VR is welcome.

If you can write code or draw pictures, that's a bonus!

What will I need?

You'll need a laptop and charger. If you don't have access to a laptop let us know and we'll do our best to sort you out.

Bring your smartphone for VR or to use as a controller.

Also, bring a VR headset if you have one!

What technologies are we using?

We will be focussing on web technologies: HTML and Javascript.

We'll have mentors who can help with libraries such as:

We'll have beginner tutorials & example projects for these technologies, to get you started.

Feel free to try other tools and technologies, we will help wherever we can!

What does the day look like?

When we get set up you'll have the chance to pair up with another attendee or embark on a workshop on your own. We'll have mentors on-hand to help if you get stuck or give you suggestions on workshops you might like.


We'll be providing pastries from a local patisserie, and a burrito lunch. You'll get to build your own burrito/box. We'll also have a selection of fruits and snacks, teas and coffees.

If you have any concerns about dietary requirements (or any questions whatsoever) get in touch.

When and where is Game Dev Day?

Game Dev Day will be held on Saturday 23rd July 2016, at the Story Museum in Oxford City Centre.

Here is a map, and the full address:

Any questions?

You can reach out to any of the JSOxford organisers:

Game Dev Day is part of the Summer of Hacks. If you've got any questions, or just want to throw some ideas at us before the day, feel free to join us on the Digital Oxford Slack.