Games Gateway-ers -
Don't think about it. Don't hesitate. Just jump in and join the Global Game Jam taking place this weekend at GMU.
The updated info is that the GMU location is bursting at the seems so go to Silver Spring at the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center:
2010 GLOBAL GAME JAM� COMES TO SILVER SPRING
Silver Spring, MD�- The Global Game Jam� (GGJ) an IGDA event,�is coming to Silver Spring MD for the first time ever. This international event brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe for 48 non-stop hours of digital game creation. Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, located at 8230 Georgia Avenue will host the Silver Spring component of this international gaming celebration from 6 pm on Friday, January 29 � to 6 pm on Sunday January 31, 2010. To sign up for the jam in Silver Spring, go to http://globalgamejam.....
Game Jams foster innovation and experimentation. If you have ever wanted to make a game, be a part of a team, or go outside of your usual working method, then a game jam is for you. It�s all about making games and in the GGJ you�re part of a global experiment in creativity. A game jam is not for the faint of heart though. It�s two days of hard work, experimentation, little sleep, collaboration, cramped quarters, new friends, great idea, laughs, technical issues and the time of your life. In 2009, the GGJ had 1650 participants across 23 countries and 54 venues. The GGJ already has over 75 committed venues signed up and is exceeding expectations as it becomes a �must participate� event for 2010.
�The 2010 Global Game Jam is becoming a major event for developers worldwide,� said Susan Gold, founder of the Global Game Jam. �As participation grows and we gain more commitments each week, the value to our community and partners increases. Our success in year one will be eclipsed by the growth and size of our second annual GGJ.�
�I can�t think of a more appropriate place to host the jam than in Silver Spring. The artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses that call Silver Spring home are such a vital force here, said Jose Dominguez. Executive Director of Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center.
For more information on the Global Game Jam, including a database of downloadable games, photos and video from the 2009 event and more, visit at http://globalgamejam....
For more info, contact: Jose Dominguez [masked]
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
You don't have to have a team of people (in fact it is preferred not). You don't have to have a game in mind. Just come with your creativity and energy and get ready to have some serious fun. General GGJ FAQ info can be found here.
Have a blast!