Calling all Game Developers, or Global Game Jam 2011

Guys, it’s that time of the year again! The days are shorter, the air is colder, and we’re still getting back into the swing of things after the holidays. Of course, that can only mean it’s time for a game jam, and not just any jam but the Global Game Jam! If you’re unfamiliar with the Global Game Jam, it is a 48 hour event wherein game developers break into teams of four or five and try to whip together a working game. Even if you are an experienced game developer, I encourage you to join us; when else do you get to enter this type of high energy, passion fueled environment? To get a sense of what you can accomplish in a weekend check out The Cleaner, a game my team and I created for the last game jam.

If you’re in the Seattle area I hope to see you at the Art Institute of Seattle. Either way, I hope you’ll share what you’ve created! The jam is happening around the world on January 28-30, 2011.


2 Responses to “Calling all Game Developers, or Global Game Jam 2011”
  1. Elaine says:

    I’m really interested in participating in this. How much time would I actually have to be on site to be part of the team?

  2. Hi Elaine, exactly how much time really depends on your role and your team. Last year, one of my team mates (team of three people) was absent for most of Saturday. So I suppose missing an entire day’s worth of the event can be considered an upper bound. To make up a number for you, I imagine you’d want to spend at least four hours on site each day.

    Regardless of how much time you can commit why not show up Friday evening and see what’s up? Even if you feel you can’t contribute to a team you can still be a wallflower and potentially learn something and have a good time. Hope to see you there!

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