Rob Farthing, University of Portsmouth, BSc Computer Games Technology

Global Game Jam

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January 23 – 25, 2015

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

(via globalgamejam.org)

As of writing, there are over 15000 jammers registered to take part across over 520 sites worldwide, supported by dozens of leading international names from across the tech sector.

You can find out more information about The Global Game Jam at www.globalgamejam.org  , but you can also check out the individual jam sites of participants, including our friends at the following :

The University of York

The University of Southampton

University of Essex  – IGGI Group

mono | 20 January 2015

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