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.
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
1am – TBC
2am – KDU University College, Malaysia
3am – University of South California, USA
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