Global Game Jam 2012
UnLondon is very excited announce that we will be participating in the 2012 Global Game Jam!
What is the Global Game Jam? Its a chance for you to build a video (or board) game from scratch in less then 48 hours. Obviously this isn’t something that one person can do, so you’ll need to work with team to get it done. The Global Game Jam provides that team environment and structure. It’s a worldwide event, so as we’re working here in London thousands of other people will be working at over 200 unique locations.
This event requires all types of people – developers, artists, musicians, idea people, project managers, marketers, gamers, students, professionals – pretty much anyone and everyone should participate!
London’s Global Game Jam will be held at the UnLab in the Convergence Centre at the Research Park. This space is well suited for events of this nature, as participants of the London Trash hackathon are well aware.
The event takes place from January 27th (Friday evening) to the 29th (Sunday afternoon). UnLondon’s Global Game Jam will kickoff with a mixer at 5:30 with the official “starting gun” announcement at 7 pm. A keynote video will be shown at 7 pm that announces this years theme. After the keynote we’ll be able to start brainstorming ideas and creating teams.
Teams are formed at the event (i.e. not in advance) and provide an opportunity for everyone to participate and meet new people!
If you plan on attending please register on the Global Game Jam site. This is required by the international organizers so we can collect everyone’s game together, and for local purposes so we have enough “supplies”
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Friday night!
UPDATE – Voting is now open: