january, 2016

29jan(jan 29)18:0031(jan 31)18:00Global Game Jam 2016

Event Details

There are 8 individual locations on globalgamejam.nl – registration opens on the 1st of December 13:00. Dutch Game Garden is co-organizer of the Global Game Jam with 8 different schools and sites across the Netherlands. These are the HKU School of the Arts in Hilversum, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Warp Zone: Amsterdam Free Jam, the NHTV Breda, the Global Game Jam Leeuwarden, Pillo Games Eindhoven, The Big Building Groningen and Saxion Hogeschool Enschede. At full capacity these locations will host more than 1200 jammers.
Innovation – Experimentation – Collaboration
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.
The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2015, we had over 500 locations in 78 countries create 5439 games in one weekend! GGJ 2016 is January 29-31 at a location near you… if not you can make one of your own. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.
Source: http://globalgamejam.org/about


29 (Friday) 18:00 - 31 (Sunday) 18:00


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