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Global Game Jam 2009

Teams across the world compete to create a game in 48 hours.

The Global Game Jam 2009 is the first time a game jam will be happening simultaneously all over the world - in the USA, France, Denmark, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South Africa, Venezuala, Norway, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Israel, The Netherlands and London.

In a Game Jam, participants come together in small teams over a limited time period to design and develop video games. With the hothouse atmosphere generated by a 24/2 production schedule and with participants coming from far and wide, games tend to be innovative and experimental.

This is an initiative from the International Game Developers’ Association, aiming to bring together game industry developers and students from the around the world in an exciting fusion of creativity and talent. The London Game Jam is sponsored by London Metropolitan University, Gamelab London and Accelerator.

It starts at 5:00pm Friday 30 January 2009 and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday 1 February 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.

If you are a developer, a student, a programmer, a designer, a thinker, an artist or a musician then come and join in the jam! You will meet people and form a team when you arrive. All you need to do is register online at: http://www.thinkmakeplay.co.uk/gamejam

Bring your own laptop and software - wireless Internet and refreshments will be available on site.


Event Details:

Date: 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2009


Fri 14:00 Registration and social entertainment

Fri 17:00 Keynote and brief

Fri 18:00 Form teams and start jamming

Sun 15:00 Deadline for handing in / uploading

Sun 16:00 Show-off and chill.

London Met will supply refreshments and snacks, breakfast on site, access to kitchen area, as well as tokens for delicious lunches and suppers in Shoreditch.

Location: Shoreditch Building, 35 Kingsland Road, London E2

Registration: £15 early registration (before 12 Jan 2009) - £25 last minute


For further information please contact:

Fiona French

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Computing

Email: f.french@londonmet.ac.uk

Irene Constantinides

Press Officer

London Metropolitan University

Phone: 020 7320 2346

Email: i.constantinides@londonmet.ac.uk

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