Global Game Jam: Compete to create a game in 48 hours!

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Ever wanted to test your skills in game development, coding, design or creativity? This year’s Global Game Jam in being held at the University of Wollongong from the 26th to 28th of January, and you’re invited to take part!

So what is a Global Game Jam?

The Global Game Jam is like a massive worldwide hackathon devoted to game creation. Every year, teams gather at different spots across the globe to create teams and participate in the competition. A secret theme is only announced on the day at each individual location, so that it is kept a secret across time zones.

Coders and creators make their very own game by the end of the weekend, testing their skills and prowess (as well as time-management skills) in game design. You don’t even have to be a coder to compete; register yourself to a team and be prepared to bring any skills you have, whether that’s writing, drawing, leading, or testing the final product. Diversity of skills is encouraged, and it’s a great way to make new friends and meet new people.

Where and when?

26th to 28th of January 2018

Be there: Friday 26th from 5:30pm to 7pm, and Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th from 9am – 9pm

Venue: Room 105, SMART Building, University of Wollongong

Inclusions: Light Finger Food and Drinks will be provided

How do I sign up?

You can register via the Devika website, here. It costs $15 to join the team, and that includes some food and drinks for the day. Grab a friend and help to create a winning team!


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