The Games Academy prepares for 2023 Global Game Jam
01 February 2023
Falmouth University’s creative tech students are revving up for their biggest Global Games Jam weekend yet.
Following the growing success of recent years, the Games Academy is set to welcome over 140 gamers, developers and game artists at this weekend’s event.
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game creation event, taking place in towns and cities all over the globe over 48 hours. The events centre around the idea of gathering together, being creative, sharing experiences and expressing yourself in a multitude of ways using video games. The weekend creates a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, whether it’s programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression.
It will be a great weekend and a chance for everyone to meet, team up and collaborate on making games in a space and setting that is designed for game development.
Falmouth University’s Games Academy will once again be opening their doors to those in the region with a keen interest in gaming and is encouraging individuals and groups of friends from all kinds of backgrounds to participate. Individuals will be supported to join teams on the Friday of the event. Bookings for a spot can be accepted right up until 5.30pm on Friday.
Speaking about what participants can expect at 2023’s Games Jam, Games Academy technician and co-organiser Ethan Bradley said:
“We’re excited to be hosting a Global Game Jam event once again at the Games Academy for 2023! This year, as always, we are welcoming all jammers, from novice to veteran, to join us in the warehouse from Friday to Sunday. Attendees will have access to our suite of over 300 PCs equipped with all the essential software and tools needed to make games, including Unity, Unreal Engine, ZBrush, Maya, full Adobe Creative Cloud suite and more!
"It will be a great weekend and a chance for everyone to meet, team up and collaborate on making games in a space and setting that is designed for game development.”