Mt. Sierra College To Host Global Game Jam

The international gaming competition starts Friday and challenges students to develop a full game over the period of two days.

The Global Game Jam international game development competition kicks off Friday at Mt. Sierra College where contestants will spend 48 straight hours creating a video game from scratch.

Students are inspired by a "secret theme" revealed Friday and then set off to create their own games based on that theme, according to the school.

"The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in video games ... while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression," the school's website states.

The public can watch the process unfold on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Peter She January 28, 2013 at 06:42 AM
Also Ellen, anyone can participate in this yearly event, it is not specifically for Gaming Majors, there were people who did not attend the school who participated, those in other majors in the Media Arts as well as Information Technology and Business who have attended as well.
Jonathan Thomas January 29, 2013 at 03:27 AM
Peter, that link doesn't actually link to the individual games that were created for whatever reason, all of the individual game pages have no download or play link.
Peter She January 29, 2013 at 08:09 AM
@ Ellen and Jonathan - my apologize, when I posted that link, I was dead tired from Global Game Jam, only had 1.5 hours of sleep during that 2 and a half day. http://globalgamejam.org/games/2013 This is the list of games submitted by the teams from all around the world during Global Game Jam. http://globalgamejam.org/sites/2013/mt-sierra-college/games This is the list of all the games created by students and their friends at Mt. Sierra College. Some will not have executable files to unzip or install because they were board games and not digital. Enjoy and if you need any help or got any questions, just let me know. :)
Anne February 06, 2013 at 07:09 PM
This probably isn't the right forum to air you grievances against Mt. Sierra. With that said, what would you consider "under prepared". Is that not the student's responisbility? Is it not also the student's decision to go into debt with student loans. And did the Dean really say that at Graduation? I bet not; however, in this day and age, no education is a guarantee of a job upon graduation.
Peter She February 06, 2013 at 09:02 PM
I agree with Anne on this, what do you mean about "under prepared", also most private college cost about the same amount, around the $80,000 range. Plus you never answered my question from above weather you were a student there are not or just a passerby who likes to bad mouth businesses? - Peter Senior at Mt. Sierra College


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