321 sites, 63 countries, all working at once. New Zealand will be finishing first, in about 15 hours. Thousands of people all over the world working on games around the same theme, that of a beating heart. Go jammers go!
The Global Game Jam™ is always aiming for interesting and cutting edge speakers for the GGJ keynote video to inspire the tens of thousands of participants around the world. For GGJ13 the GGJ team invited Erin Robinson, award winning indie game designer and Bret Victor, inventor & designer of experimental UI concepts at Apple, to share their insights and ideas with the jammers.
At the time of writing: All locations in all timezones have started jamming including Hawaii, which means about 300 sites worldwide are jamming simultaneously! With every GGJ13 location properly kicked off, it is time to reveal the theme for Global Game Jam 2013 to the public!
So 5pm has come to Europe/Africa/Asia and the Pacific. As of this post we are closing in on 12K jammers - breaking our 2012 record. Welcome everyone!
Four locations in New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Hamilton) have just kicked off the 5th annual Global Game Jam. Good luck everyone, happy jamming!
Each year, friends, partners and sponsors of the Global Game Jam offer an ever growing list of freebies. Want to try out a Corona SDK Indie Subscription free for 3 Months? $500 worth of assets and services with Mixamo? A free GameMaker: Studio license or free 30 day license to Articy:draft?
Check out these promotions and a lot more here, http://globalgamejam.org/content/2013-promotions
The day of the jam, before 5PM, is usually a good time for a couple of a tech talk, just to get people familiar with some of the technologies they may choose to use for the jam. We have a few videos submitted to us that you are welcome to use. The latest one is a 4 part series from NoOpArmy submitted as gift to GGJ 2013 participants on How to support a multiplayer game in Unity. Also don't miss the tech talks from Mixamo and Corona that we let you know about before. Other submission are welcome in the comments. GGJ 2013 Tech Talks.
Here comes the list that you have been waiting for: The list of Global Game Jam 2013 Diversifiers.