GGJ13 What's happening around the world?
At the time of writing the timezones that started first have already finished the 5th anniversary edition of the Global Game Jam and uploaded the games. Hawaii is the last to finish and will do so around 14 hours from now.
At 4AM GMT (0) on Saturday 26th of January, about 14000 jammers around the world were simultaneously jamming, tweeting, livestreaming, chatting, animating, laughing, eating, listening to music and... creating!
There is so much content out there with screenshots, photos and videos from prototypes, art, programming, playtests and people being silly. Much of it is shared via twitter, so do check out the Global Game Jam twitter stream and the #ggj13 hashtag.
Did you know there are already about 21k tweets shared about Global Game Jam since November? Check out more stats via the Global Game Jam Epilogger page.
We are regularly updating our Facebook page with news and links: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalGameJam. The jam truly is a global effort from organizers filled with creativity, which this photo album with GGJ13 posters also shows.
A couple of highlights:
- Erin Robinson shared her GGJ13 keynote video and some of her comics from the video on her website.
- Locations of Global Game Jam in the news / on the radio: CTV Northern Ontario, BBC News North East Wales, Leadergamer Turkey, RaiTV Rome
- Vine, 'twitter for video' is used at many locations to share short video clips: Toronto, Leeuwarden, New York, Monterrey
- Eventifier, aggregates all videos & tweets from #ggj13 which gives a nice overview of all things happening and shared: http://eventifier.co/event/ggj13/globalgamejam | GGJ13 Videos | GGJ13 Tweets
- Global Game Jam 2013 location stories: GGJ13 Scotland
- GGJ13 Food photos from around the world on Pinterest
- Nia Wearn created a tumblr with photos of #ggj13 jammers asleep in labs: This Floor is Comfy
- At time of writing about 537 games have the word 'heart' in the title.