All of us at GGJ want to thank everyone who participated and helped in our 2013 event. Despite a few tech hurdles, we really feel GGJ was a very successful experience for all. We have grown tremendously and we are so happy that everyone had fun. This week we are going to put together an official count and great stories we have heard from around the world to share with you.
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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.
The Game Jam is the perfect opportunity to record a video greeting for next year. Everyone are super hyped and gathered together.
321 sites, 63 countries, all working at once. New Zealand will be finishing first, in about 15 hours. Thousands of people all over the world working on games around the same theme, that of a beating heart. Go jammers go!
The Global Game Jam™ is always aiming for interesting and cutting edge speakers for the GGJ keynote video to inspire the tens of thousands of participants around the world. For GGJ13 the GGJ team invited Erin Robinson, award winning indie game designer and Bret Victor, inventor & designer of experimental UI concepts at Apple, to share their insights and ideas with the jammers.
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!
So 5pm has come to Europe/Africa/Asia and the Pacific. As of this post we are closing in on 12K jammers - breaking our 2012 record. Welcome everyone!