UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 17 DECEMBER 2014
Gaming industry professionals and students from across the West Midlands will be heading to Birmingham City University on 23 January to make new computer games - in just one weekend.
Hosted by the University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment and co-organised with Birmingham gaming app-makers WewanaPlay, the event forms part of the Global Gaming Jam (GGJ) - the world’s largest game jam event which last year saw almost 3,000 games created.
Taking place at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus, participants from the West Midlands will join more than 7,000 people worldwide as they compete to make the best computer games in 48 hours.
"Computer games are of growing importance to our regional economy and we are very fortunate to have so many great innovative indie game studios so close to our City Centre Campus. Our highly respected computer games technology course is leading the way in providing exceptional young talent to these companies," said Andrew Wilson, Programme Leader for Computer Games Technology at Birmingham City University.
"This event will emphasize both the regional and global importance that computer games play and it’s an amazing opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn new skills and share best practice."
On arrival at the event, a secret theme will be announced which must form part of all of the games created. Attendees will be invited to explore new technology tools, take on new roles in games development and test their skills as they design, develop, create and test new games over two days.
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