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Global Games Jam prepares to come to the University for 5th Year running

18 Jan 2017 2:15PM

‘Gamers’ in Suffolk are gearing up for the ‘World’s Largest Jam’, that is the Global Games Jam taking place this weekend (20-22 January) at the University of Suffolk.

Students, lecturers and the general public will join over 15,000 participants in 500 locations across the world for the annual development festival.

Organised by the International Games Development Association those attending will be tasked with producing playable games in 48 hours.  This year the event will take place in the new £5.5 million pound Atrium building housing the game development facilities at the University.

Robert Kurta, Head of Computer Games and Creative Technologies said “This will be the fifth year our students will be participating in the Global Games Jam. It is celebration of the collective creativity of game making and shows what can be made in just 48 hours! The results from this event are always exciting and often unexpected. We are very much looking forward to it.”

The event is open to anyone interested in finding out more about how computer games are made and how student games designers and programmers put their skills into practice. The event will be open to the public on Saturday 21 January, 10am-3pm.

 

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