The Global Game Jam™ Announces the 2013 Keynotes

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Submitted by goldfile on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 08:27

World Record Breaking Event to take place January 25-27, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – January 15, 2012 - Global Game Jam Inc.™ today announced an incredible line-up of speakers for this year’s keynote. The Global Game Jam™ annually presents cutting edge speakers and this year’s line-up promises to keep with that tradition. On board to motivate this year’s jammers are Erin Robinson, award winning indie game designer and Bret Victor, inventor & designer of experimental UI concepts at Apple.

The video keynotes are being translated into more than 15 languages to be shown in over 300 locations in 63 countries around the world. The keynotes go live in every location at 5pm January 25th, shortly thereafter the package will be posted to the Global Game Jam YouTube Channel: If you go to the channel now, you can see the GGJ teaser trailer which was created by Adam Barenblat & Amanda Ligman from Cause and FX - A Creative Workshop.

Gorm Lai, one of GGJ’s founders, organized the speakers for this year’s event, commented, “The mainstream games industry has always been full of ever-changing fads and shooting stars that are forgotten tomorrow. On the other hand, the Global Game Jam has always been about not following the latest fad, but rather experimenting and pushing the boundaries. Therefore we have tried hard to find speakers that do interesting and fascinating work, but also break the mold and defy categorization.”

GGJ is a creative incubator for game makers to challenge, innovate and experiment within their craft. It brings together thousands of game development enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world on a single weekend.

For more information on how to participate in GGJ 2013:
About Global Game Jam
The GGJ is the annual event of Global Game Jam™, Inc. GGJ brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe and rallies them around a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create their game. Collaboration, Experimentation & Innovation are the key tenants of the organization. For more information on the Global Game Jam™, including a database of downloadable games, photos and video from previous events and more, visit: Twitter: #ggj13

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