‘GLOBAL GAME JAM’ is a worldwide, 48 Hour Games Development Challenge.
This year, for the very first time 50 students from JLC will be participating in this incredible phenomenom.
“The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game creation event taking place around the globe, typically at physical locations. A “game jam” is essentially 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 GGJ Mission: To empower individuals worldwide to learn, experiment, and create together through the medium of games.”
Global Game Jam (2022) https://globalgamejam.org/about
So, how does it work?
JLC students will work in groups and will remain on campus for the entire duration, staying awake for as much as they can over the 48 hour period. Students courses including Games Development, Games Design, E-Sports, Creative Computing, Computer Science, Media and Film will be involved in the challenge.
On completion, finished Games will be judged by Industry Specialists, including Brandon Stones, a professional competitive gamer, and Dale Stiffell from Space Ape Games.
We will be awarding prizes for the best games, and they will then be entered into the regional, national and international GGJ competitions.
Global GameJam, as well as being a unique challenging and fun experience, also provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop skills such as collaboration, project management and working under pressure, preparing them for a career in the Games Industry!
Watch this space, from 1:00pm on 25th January 2022 JLC Game Jam commenses.