The School of Interactive Games & Media at RIT will once again host one of hundreds of Jam Sites for Global Game Jam, and would love to have design students participate in this unique collaborative opportunity!
If you are interested in games, user experience, interaction, working with teams and/or learning more about iterative design and development cycles, this JAM is for you! It’s an intense 48-hour team project that takes a game from concept to completion.
Visit this page to sign up and make something awesome! It’s free to participate, great experience, and lots of fun. You’ll end up with a unique project that you had a hand in making, and new friends and collaborators in different fields who you just might end up working with again in the future.
Here’s a quick overview, as described on the main site:
“The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.
The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches 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 2014, we had 488 locations in 72 countries create over 4000 games in one weekend!”