Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam inspires GSU students to innovate, experiment and collaborate.

This past weekend Georgia State University hosted a site for the Global Game Jam (GGJ) for the second year running. Over two days, 16 teams with more than 100 registered attendees came together to develop ideas, create new innovative digital games and present their creations to peers and the global game community. Attendees ranged from students at several universities across Atlanta and the state of Georgia to visitors from North Carolina and Tennessee.

This year’s GGJ winning team, Wave Dash, will be nominated for state-level competition and presented with the opportunity to develop their idea into a business. The Global Game Jam, supported by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, Creative Media Industries Institute, the Panther Hackers student organization and local community sponsors, brings together those interested in creating games. The Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game jam with over 10,000 people all making games during the same 48 hours at over 500 sites worldwide.

This Year’s Games

You can find out more about the games developed at this year’s jam here. WaveDash was selected by both the panel of judges and attendees as the winning game. Congratulations to WaveDash’s developers Chris Antepenko, Nathan Brown and Zain Smith.

About Global Game Jam

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. 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 GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.