By now, it has become an annual tradition. When do we surpass last year's record? This actually happened in December: We officially broke our own Guinness record for the largest game jam in the world. So far we have approved 269 jam sites in 57 nations. Another one (Greece) is being processed right now and is expected to be our 58th. We could actually see more by GGJ 2013. See our live status or our list of locations.
Including Greece, GGJ welcomes first-time participation in 10 new countries: Bolivia, Chile, Egypt, Greece, India, Macedonia, Morocco, Nigeria, Serbia and Tunisia. In the past GGJ had locations in Iceland, Northern Ireland, Pakistan and Portugal, bringing to total number of countries GGJ has ever had presence in to 62.
The Global Game Jam is proud to announce GGJ Radio. GGJ Radio will be streaming from the Global Game Jam servers and anyone who wants to listen can do so.
GGJ Radio will go online when the Global Game Jam starts at 5 PM in New Zealand, and will turn off when the last location finishes in the western Americas.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. December 6, 2012 - Global Game Jam Inc.™ (GGJ) and Le Monde.fr today announced a media partnership where Le Monde.fr will support the 2013 Global Game Jam. Next year marks the GGJ’s fifth year bringing together game developers from around the world to create playable games and functional prototypes over the course of a single weekend.
World’s largest 48 hour game design event takes place worldwide January 25-27, 2013
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – December 4, 2012 - Global Game Jam Inc. today announced that Microsoft Studios & Imagine Cup 2013 have extended their leading role within the games industry by becoming GGJ’s Headline Sponsor for 2013. The Global Game Jam™ is the world’s largest game creation event that fosters the development of innovative and experimental game concepts while promoting global collaboration and teamwork.
GGJ is a creative incubator for game makers to challenge, innovate and experiment within their craft. GGJ brings together thousands of game development enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world on a single weekend.
Wow, 186 locations already! And 49 countries! Registrations are continuing to flow in, keep up the great work!"
Academics, game industry professionals and enthusiasts, students, and all involved and/or interested in computer games are invited to submit research proposals to the Global Game Jam Research Committee.