Largest Game Jam in the World Sees More Signing Up Daily
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – November 7, 2012. - Global Game Jam, Inc. announced that over one hundred locations have signed up to take part in the next epic global jam. Locations from all over the world are signing up, with 2013 looking like it will be the largest Global Game Jam (GGJ) to date.
Largest Indie Game Development Event Looking for More Sites Worldwide
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - September 27, 2012 - Global Game Jam, Inc. today announced that it is ready to accept host applications for GGJ 2013 Jam Sites. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) will take place January 25-27, 2013, worldwide. Jam site organizers are invited to apply at globalgamejam.org.
Global Game Jam is the premier annual game creation event that fosters the development of innovative game concepts and promotes international collaboration and teamwork. GGJ brings together thousands of game development enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world on a single weekend. GGJ has proven itself to be an incubator for creative experiments and new start-ups. Some of the successes have included games being published and exciting collaboration opportunities for participants.
New jam site registrations are now open for Global Game Jam 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted until at least December 15, 2012.
To register a new location, follow these simple step.
As part of a series of changes to Global Game Jam, we have changed hosting facilities and upgraded our website to Drupal 7. It went live with a brand new theme earlier this week. I'm very impressed with our new cloud hosting company Joyent. We met this company at GDC 2012 and it's clear they really value games and have the right expertise for this community.
Among other benefits, they spin their own Solaris based OS and server image ("smart machine") with a complete pre-installed and optimized LAMP stack to make hosting easier. We had been using standard CentOS images with Rackspace in the past. But enough about the geeky stuff!
The Global Game Jam (GGJ), a project of the International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA), announced today it will be shortlisted for inclusion in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer’s Edition after being recognised as the World’s Largest Game Jam. Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor for Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition, said: "In a time when games studios are expressing concern over the influx of programming talent into their industry, it's great that Global Game Jam can act as fertile ground to nurture the next generation of superstar developers. This is a brilliant example of what a community of like-minded people can achieve and this record is a strong contender for inclusion in the next Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition."
The fourth Global Game Jam was held January 27-29, 2012 in 242 locations worldwide. This year 10,684 individuals participated and 2,209 game projects were created. Jam sites were organized in a record 47 countries, including for the first time in Hungary, Iran, Panama, Peru, Romania and Uruguay.
Will you be at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week? Come and meet jammers, local & global organizers, partners, sponsors and other friends of the Global Game Jam at the most multi-cultural event at GDC. Come and mingle, share experiences and meet friends you didn't even know you had.
Place: The IGDA Booth
Time: Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 9 a.m. (Pacific)