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Edge Hill University - Global Games Jam - 48 hour Challenge!

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The Global Game Jam is back!

Edge Hill Computer Science Department will be once again be hosting the Global Games Jam in the Tech Hub during the weekend 26th, 27th, 28th January. The 48 hour challenge will start at 4pm on Friday 26th January...then straight through to 5pm on Sunday 28th January.

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

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 2017, we had 700 locations in 95 countries create over 7000 games in one weekend!

Want to get involved? Whats the next step?

1) Places are limited. Secure your ticket on Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edge-hill-university-global-games-jam-48-hour-challenge-tickets-40548171673


2) Then, register on the Global Games Jam website. https://globalgamejam.org/ follow the link 'Participate in a Jam', register as a user, then ensure that you join the Edge Hill Site - named 'Computer Science - Edge Hill University'. Prior to the event we cross check our records with the Global Games Jam - please inform us of your gaming name on your Eventbrite booking.

We will be in touch nearer the time with specific details about the weekends activities. If you have any questions before then please contact Helen Walters - helen.walters@edgehill.ac.uk


Bonus: First 25 people to (register and attend) will be given a free Global Games Jam T-shirt!

This event is only open to Edge Hill Students.

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