The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam, an international weekend-long event where participants come together at different sites around the world to create games from start to finish in 48 hours. GGJ encourages people to be inclusive, creative and to come together to express themselves through games. Participants gather on Friday late afternoon, watch a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2017, GGJ had 700 locations in 95 countries create over 7000 games in one weekend!
This is the fourth year that UCSC is hosting a site for the jam, and the GDA anticipates 100+ attendees. GGJ at UCSC facilitates collaboration between students studying art, game design, computational media, and computer science, and creates ties between participants and the larger game development community in Silicon Valley and around the world.
For questions, contact GDA: firstname.lastname@example.org