This upcoming weekend Jan 26-28 Global Game Jam 2018 will be happening!
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
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. In January 2017, they had 700 locations in 95 countries create over 7000 games in one weekend!
The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.
The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition. This ia an awesome experience to take part in, meeting others who want to contribute content and are fans of the making process.
If at all possible, Gamers for Good hopes you all will participate!