Enitiative Global Game JamProjects
2017 Game Jam
Friday, January 20 at 5pm until Sunday, January 22, at 3:30pm
The Enitiative Global Game Jam at Morrisville State College is part of the Global Game Jam held in 78 countries at over 518 locations. Students, alumni and staff from Morrisville State College and the local community registered in the last event, held in January 2016. World-wide, there were over 600 locations in 93 countries worldwide. From those 93 countries there were 36,000 participants who created over 6800 games. Participants are given a central theme and just 48 hours to create a video or board/card game.
About Global Game Jam
Game Jams foster innovation and experimentation. If you have ever wanted to make a game, be a part of a team, or go outside of your usual working method, then a game jam is for you. It's all about making games and in the GGJ you're part of a global experiment in creativity.
The goal of the Global Game Jam is to provide a vehicle for professional developers, students and hobbyist to come together and have an incredible experience in collaboration and inventiveness. The GGJ works perfectly into the mission of the International Game Developers Association, "connecting members with their peers and promoting professional development." A Game Jam is not a competition, it is unique "idea space" where sometimes things work and sometimes they don't.
Global Game Jam™(GGJ) was established in 2009 as an IGDA event with great success and media attention. Lives were changed, jobs found, ideas sold, collaborations and opportunities abound. For more information on the Global Game Jam, including a database of downloadable games, photos and video from the events and more, visit: http://globalgamejam.org