Registration is open for the Toronto Global Game Jam so go register! The event is part of the aptly named Global Game Jam which is running the weekend of January 25-26th.
If you’re not in Toronto, you can join in the jamming fun at one of the 186 locations around the world!
The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games… while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. Although the event is heavily focused on programming, there are many other areas where people who don’t code can contribute to a game.