The Global Game Jam
For four years running, Miami’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies has, with its partners, hosted Ohio’s first and largest site for the Global Game Jam. The Global Game Jam is an annual event in which participants design and create digital and non-digital games over the course of one weekend — spread out over the world, but sharing their games for the world to play.
At each site, participants gather to develop ideas, form small groups, create new, creative, innovative games, and present them to their peers and the global community, all in a limited time span. In January 2013, the GGJ featured teams in 63 countries, who over the course of one weekend created over 3,000 games.
The upcoming Global Game Jam will be held on January 24–26, 2014, with Miami University hosting a southwestern Ohio site based in Benton Hall on Miami’s Oxford campus. Participants age 18 and up are welcome. Please explore the rest of this evolving site to find out details on Miami’s Global Game Jam site, registration, and some of the activities we’ll be hosting.
For more information, or for help, contact Bo.Brinkman at MiamiOH.edu.