Friday, January 30, 2009

BPN 1297 Dutch prominently represented in Global Game Jam

Today, 30 January 2009, the worldwide game production contest, the Global Game Jam, starts exactly at 17h00 for The Netherlands. Students and professionals in 50 countries will compete with each other in order to build the best game in 48 hours. The Netherlands is represented with 130 participants, including a number of reputable game developers.

The Orange delegation will work from the faculty Arts, Media and Technology of the Arts College Utrecht. The Dutch part of the contest has beenm organised the Dutch Game Garden in close association with the NLGD Festival of Games.

During the Great Jam participants have 48 hours in order to thnk abou a game and develop it. In all the participating countries the contest starts at 17h00; so New Zealand will open the contest, followed by the other countries according to their time zone. Every participating country gets an explanation on its assignment. Also a keynote address of game developer Kyle Gabler, producer of World of Goo will be streamed. The progress can be followed online on

The Global Game Jam is an initiative of the International Game Developers Association and is in the Netherlands organised by DGG and the NLGD. The Global Game Jam is sponsored by Virtual Fairground, BigWheel, Municipality of Utrecht and the Province of Utrecht.

After 48 hours the games will be judged by country by an expert jury. The best games will be shown at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from 23 till 27 maart 2009. All entries will be available for viewing and playing at

Blog Posting Number: 1297


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