Saturday, January 19, 2013

9 Locations For Global Serious Games Jam Next Week


Game makers around the world creating Serious Games for social impact in a single weekend
 
 
 
For the Global Game Jam event happening next weekend (Jan. 25–Jan. 27), there will be 9 locations around the world dedicated to making Serious Games for Change.
 
These dedicated game jam sites will give creators the opportunity to make games for social impact.
 
Along with a secret theme passed from the Global Game Jam (GGJ), there will be an additional challenge given from Games For Change (G4C) to encourage people to make games that go beyond entertainment.

 
Games created will be featured on the Games for Change's website, with the potential to be featured during the 10th Annual Games for Change Festival in 2013 (June 17-19).
 
Here is the full list:
 
USA:
 
Games for Change @ DSI (New York, NY) – Organizer: Ben Johnson
George Mason University - G4C (Fairfax, Virginia) – Organizer: Trey Reyher
MIT Game Lab - G4C (Cambridge, Massachusetts) – Organizer: Richard Eberhardt
The Art Institute of Portland w/ PIGSquad and G4C (Portland, Oregon) – Organizers: Will Lewis & Jeffrey Sens
 
International:
 
GameIS – Israeli game developers' association & G4C (Tel Aviv, Israel) – Organizer: Hagai Reuveni
Games for Change Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland) – Organizer: Michal Jakubowski
Global Game Jam Cologne & G4C Jam (Cologne, Germany) – Organizer: Katharina Tillmanns
Toronto G4C Jam (Toronto, Canada) – Organizers: Sarah Chu & Una Lee
University of São Paulo – G4C (São Paulo, Brazil) – Organizers: Ricardo Nakamura & Francisco Tupy
 
To register at these locations, please create an account at Global Game Jam Inc (GGJ) and then click on the link for the game jam you wish to join.
 
About The Global Serious Games Jam

 
Global Game Jam Inc. has partnered with Games for Change to celebrate G4C’s 10th anniversary and allow GGJ13 participants from all over the world to visit sites that focus specifically on positive social impact.
 
Through this partnership, GGJ site organizers are offered the opportunity to register their site as a G4C site, and invite participants to create innovative digital games that go beyond entertainment.
 
About Global Game Jam

The GGJ is the annual event of the Global Game Jam, Inc GGJ brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe and rallies them around a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create their game.

About Games For Change

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Unlike the commercial gaming industry, they aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good.

To further grow the field, Games for Change convenes multiple stakeholders, highlights best practices, incubates games, and helps create and direct investment into new projects.