GGJ12 Play Parties

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Submitted by zuraida on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 03:20

In collaboration with hard-working IGDA volunteer and veteran of the game industry Sheri Rubin, several play parties are organized around the world. '''Play Parties?''' Every year thousands of games get made during the Global Game Jam (GGJ) weekend, but it’s hard for anyone to get through them all and help highlight the hard work that went in over that great weekend. By having post-GGJ play parties we can help make sure as many games as possible get looked at, reviewed, and highlighted around the world. "Read more" for upcoming Play Parties.

A play party is an event held after the GGJ is over, preferably in February but can be held as late as March. Hosts gather people together on one night to try and get people to play and review as many of the games made during the GGJ as possible, both digital and non-digital games. People who attend the play parties do not have to have participated in the Jam and can play any game created by the Jam.


== Past Events ==


'''21st Feb, 6.30PM''', Melbourne | FB: by Giselle Rosman/ IGDA Melbourne


'''15th Feb, 7PM''', Chicago, IL | by Heather M Decker-Davis

'''25th Feb, 6PM''', Indianapolis, IN | & by IGDA Indianapolis / Thomas Marshall

'''29th Feb''', Seattle, WA | TBA, by Tom Buscaglia '''13th March, 7:30 PM''', Orem UT | by Josh Jones


'''16th Feb, 7PM''', Toronto | by Lesley Phord-Toy Brazil

'''28th Feb, 7PM''', Curitiba | - PUCPR - Play Party GGJ Curitiba (28/2 - 19h)! Venha jogar os jogos produzidos na #ggjcwb e na #ggj12

TBA Play Party GGJ Munich, Germany Play Party GGJ Stafford, UK Play Party GDG Miami, USA Play Party GGJ Newport, Wales, UK Play Party GGJ Caracas, Venezuela Play Party GGJ Metz, France Play Party GGJ LIT Tipperary, Ireland Play Party GGJ Buenos Aires, Argentina

== Other Show & Tells / Showcases ==

The Netherlands

'''14th Feb, 8PM''', Amsterdam | Control Magazine / Dutch Game Garden / Pakhuis de Zwijger Canada

'''15th Feb, 8PM''', Ottawa | - February Show & Tell  '''31st Jan, 6PM''', Madison SD | DSU Game Design Club


'''4th Feb''', Manila, Philippines | Europe

'''3rd Feb, 9PM''', Zurich, Switzerland | by Dock18

'''8th Feb, 7PM''', Glasgow, Scotland, UK | by IGDA Scotland


'''6th Feb, 7PM''', St. Louis, MO | by Elonka Dunin

'''6th Feb, 4.30PM'''. Victoria, BC |

'''8th Feb, 6PM''', Bloomington, MN | by Zach Wendt IGDA Twin Cities (IGDATC)

'''11th Feb, 4.30PM''', Philadelphia, PA | by IGDA Philadelphia


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Submitted by Teenzraul on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 09:07

Is play party is something same as game players? I have heard people have to test the games after the releasing of games and they have to find the bugs in the games. I am thinking what you are telling is the same as of that. Review Support OmniTech

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