Sunday, January 31, 2010

YNN interview - 2010 Global Game Jam

SOURCE: U-Albany hosts Global Game Jam - YNN, Your News Now

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Video game developers were at the University of Albany over the weekend for the Global Game Jam. Other game jams were held simultaneously in 131 locations in 37 countries.

The goal of the event is to encourage innovation among game developers. Teams design a new game in just two days, a task that normally takes a lot longer.

"It kind of gives everybody the chance to work with people they don't normally work with and try to challenge themselves to produce what would normally be developed over the course of several months or even a year in the period of two days,” said David Allen, event coordinator.

This is the second straight year U-Albany has hosted the Game Jam.

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