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Travel the world in one weekend with WewanaPlay’s Global Game Jam Livestream

 

 

 

For the 7th year in a row, Global Game Jam is hosting the world’s largest hackathon  (A marathon for gaming developers) where over 25k developers are coming together for one weekend in almost 500 locations worldwide to build games. This year the event takes place on the 23rd-25th January.

 

It’s a great opportunity to not only help inspire the next generation of programmers, but a chance for  some of the best, smartest and most entertaining developers to gain international exposure to the rest of the gaming world.

 

Wewanaplay (a Birmingham, UK based gaming company) are planning to livestream the entire event from over 40 different Jamming locations around the world. Each team will be showcasing their event for an hour, helping to bring together the entire game developing community for the very first time on one channel. It’s a great way to showcase how different cultures tackle the challenge and show that even when we are miles apart, we can still come together for great reasons.

 

Deepak Pathak, WewanaPlay CEO mentioned “With places like Costa Rica, Jamica and Taiwan getting involved it’s going to be fantastic not just to watch the amazing games they create but also feel like you have travelled the world in one weekend.”

To catch the livestream over the weekend go to http://www.twitch.tv/wewanaplay

More information on the schedule of different teams streaming will be on this page shortly:  http://www.wewanaplay.com/events but here is the current timetable

 

This stream is supported by Digital Tutors who are rewarding each host Jam site a one month free membership to all their services.

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All times are GMT:

Saturday 24th January 2015:

11am  – Staffs Uni Games Academy, UK

12pm – Home Sweet Home Jam (with 10 Jammers), South Korea

1pm –  Beit Ha’ir Museum, Israel

2pm –  IGDA Georgia, Georgia

3pm –  GGJ Hamer, Norway

4pm –  Netherland

5pm – Malta Game Jam, Malta

6pm – Garajam Game Jam, Brazil

7pm –  Dhruva Interactive, India

8pm –  Game Jam Costa Rica 2015, Costa Rica

9pm –  BREAK

10pm –  BREAK

11pm –  IGDA@University of Utah, USA

12am –  Figs n Friends, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

Sunday

1am –  TBC

2am –  KDU University College, Malaysia

3am – University of South California, USA

 

Interested in sponsoring the stream? Contact us.

 

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  • Sohail - January 29, 2015 reply

    It was such an amazing chance to see so many different jammers around the world, especially Netherlands and Costa Rica. I can’t believe netherlands streamed from a former prison!

  • Sohail - January 29, 2015 reply

    The Global Game Jam Global Livestream was awesome! Especially watching Costa Rica and Israel!

  • John - January 29, 2015 reply

    It was so cool to see so many different jammers around the world, especially Netherlands and Costa Rica. I can’t believe netherlands streamed from a former prison! #insane

  • joey - January 30, 2015 reply

    Thanks

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