From the official ROMJam website:
“This August, come bring history to life at the Royal Ontario Museum!
In an exciting pilot project, the ROM, in partnership with Gamercamp and the University of Toronto, is opening its doors to game developers for a three-day game jam August 9-11, 2013 to create digital games to animate the exhibits in the museum.
The must-knows about the beta run of the ROM Game Jam:
Spend three days inside the ROM creating games that animate its exhibitions
Explore the museum’s 30-plus galleries containing millions of artifacts
Learn about the history of the artifacts directly from ROM experts
Nerd out with fellow game developers in one of the most awesome venues ever for a jam
Have the opportunity to showcase your game in a Toronto cultural institution with an audience of thousands
The theme for the 2013 ROM Game Jam will be “Foretelling the Past.”
For three days, participants will get special access to the museum to create a game based on its contents. Now, even for veteran game jam participants, there will be a few fresh surprises to the ROM Game Jam experience. Imagine yourself digging up ancient artifacts for inspiration, or immersing yourself in the rich history of the museum with ROM experts in archaeology, ancient cultures, and more.”
Visit the official website for more information and registration forms!