Cogswell College Hosting 2011 Silicon Valley Global Game Jam

GGJ 2010 at Cogswell     GGJ 2010 at Cogswell

The 2011 Global Game Jam – slated from January 28 to 30, 2011 – brings together thousands of game jam enthusiasts from all over the world. Each year the number of participating countries grows as does the number of sites available to participants. The College is pleased to once again be one of the Bay Area hosts for this exciting event. The Global Game Jam begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 3:00p.m. on Sunday.

During last year’s highly successful event, more than 4300 people took part in 39 different countries and produced about 900 games. Cogswell attracted one of the largest groups in the US with 50 enthusiastic jammers. The teams at Cogswell hold the honor of producing the most playable games – 13 – of all the US sites. Cogswell teams were a great mix of student talent and industry professionals.

Game Jams foster innovation and experimentation – 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. Expect two days of hard work, experimentation, little sleep, new friends, great ideas, laughs, technical issues and the time of your life.

What could be better than the chance to challenge your creativity and technical expertise in a collaborative marathon? Not much if you love to make games!

Learn more about the event and reserve your space now.

Space limitation: 60 participants, so make sure to register early.

November 8, 2010