At the time of writing: All locations in all timezones have started jamming including Hawaii, which means about 300 sites worldwide are jamming simultaneously! With every GGJ13 location properly kicked off, it is time to reveal the theme for Global Game Jam 2013 to the public!
After a sentence, a word and an image, the GGJ Theme Committee decided it was time for something new for Global Game Jam 2013. After months of seclusion in the mountains... ideas and discussion, the theme committee agreed upon the natural evolution of the theme and coined for something that would 'create a common ground' and made everyone feel connected with a theme that is 'truly international'.
Without further ado here is the theme of GGJ 2013:
Yes, you heard that right: the theme for Global Game Jam 2013 is the 'sound of a heartbeat'!
We hope it inspires you to create great things and we can't wait to see what kind of games will be made during this jam!
The Global Game Jam Team.