The Global Game Jam is a yearly event that takes place over the course of 48 hours. The event itself is widely taken part in all around the world, particularly so for those interested in the games industry, while participants are not expected create the next billion-dollar IP, there have been games such as Surgeon Simulator that have gone on to become incredible successes. The event itself has no requirements and is open for anyone interested in getting involved with the process of creating games, though teams typically consist of at least one programmer, artist and sound designer.
Teamwork and time management are two areas in which the GGJ really tests participants. In only two days they are required to form their game concept, produce original art and sound, code and implement mechanics / features and then even playtest versions to ensure it is bug-free. It’s no easy journey but it’s one that promotes core employability skills, creativity and acts as an additional piece for those looking to kick-start their industry portfolio.
Now in its 5th year, BCU will be hosting an on-campus GGJ event, welcome to students of all universities.
Sleeping areas will be designated, you are not required to stay within the university for the duration, though if you wish to leave for the night you must do so before 11pm.
Sign up, make a cool game, get free food and maybe even win a cool trophy!
Once you have your ticket, be sure to sign up here: