Global Game Jam

January 30, 2009 5:00 pmtoFebruary 1, 2009 5:00 pm


NYU will be taking part in the Global Game Jam. – ITP current students and alumni are encouraged to join!

In a game jam, participants come together to make video games. Each participant works in a small team on a complete game project over the course of a limited time period, usually a weekend. With such a small time frame, the games tend to be innovative and experimental.  Participants can contribute in a multitude of different ways, and people with little background in game design, programming, or animation are encouraged to join in the jam.

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the first of its kind: a game jam that takes place in the same 48 hours all over the world! The Global Game Jam will start at 5:00PM Friday, January 30, 2009 through 5:00PM Sunday, February 1, 2009, (all times local). All participants in the Global Game Jam will be constrained by the same rules and limitations, with each time zone having one distinct constraint.

The GGJ will begin with many special speakers and a video keynote from Kyle Gabler, half of 2D Boy, makers of the innovative World of Goo.

NYU will also be hosting a location at ITP that is limited to the NYU community; students and alumni of all colleges at the university.  Participants will need to register online by January 16th, as space is limited.

For more information about the Global Game Jam, or to volunteer, please contact Oren Ross. (orenross_AT_gmail)


Wired Magazine wrote up a nice article to cover the event – “Sweet Success, Fascinating Failure: 48 Sleepless Hours at Global Game Jam” by Clive Thompson.

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