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Griffith College Sponsor International Game Development Event, Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam logo, a globe with a yellow band floating around it; the text underneath says "Innovation, Experimentation, Collaboration," and includes the event's url at globalgamejam.org

The international event, The Global Game Jam, will take place at Microsoft Ireland between Friday 25 and Sunday 27 January.

Eoin Carroll, a Griffith College Computing lecturer, is the overall European co-ordinator for the event and says, “The Global Game Jam is a wonderful weekend of experimentation, building inventive games around a global theme.”

The “Jam”, which is run entirely by volunteers is considered a ‘hackathon’ for game development. The event takes place at a number of physical locations across the world and will see participants have 48 hours to design and create games based on the universal theme.

Co-ordinator Eoin Carroll said, “The Global Game Jam is a great way to see what you can make is a short time with limited resources. It puts assignment deadlines into perspective; after the GGJ a 2-week assignment will seem like a luxury.”

Please note, Global Game Jam 2019 is entirely sold-out and the public will not be granted access to the event.