The world’s largest game making event to take place at physical locations, Global Game Jam, is back again in January and for the fourth consecutive year we will be hosting a site in Melbourne.
A game jam is essentially a game development hackathon, whereby teams are formed and work together to create a game in under 48 hours. The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2013, we had 309 location in 63 countries created over 3000 games in one weekend! Of those 130 jammers in Melbourne made 38 games.
In 2014, we’re doing it all again.
When: Friday 24 January – Sunday 26 January 2014
Where: AIE, Melbourne Campus, Queens Road, Melbourne
Whether you’ve been coding since the Magnavox Odyssey or are planning your first release for the XBox One, you’re invited to collaborate and create on this amazing weekend. Your registration fee goes towards the running a fully catered event which couldn’t happen without the assistance of our generous sponsors. To register to jam in January, head on over to the TryBooking site (http://www NULL.trybooking NULL.com/DWRZ).
Speaking of sponsors, if you or your company are interested in helping continue the success of Melbourne Global Game Jam, please email email@example.com for further information.
We’ll have more information about everything, including our magnificent sponsors, soon, but you’re encouraged to register soon as places are filling fast.