Chico State hosts 48-hour video game creation competition

Jan 26, 2015 1:28 PM by News Staff

A group of Chico State students joined gamers all over the world and spent their weekends working to create the next big thing in gaming.

Happening in 78 countries across the globe in 524 sites, the Global Game Jam video game creation competition has about 20,000 participants worldwide and is the world's largest event of its kind.

Chico participants gathered at the university's O'Connell Technology Center, and had from 5 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Sunday to build a new video game, something that usually takes developers months or years to complete.

The Global Game Jam committee sets a theme that's used worldwide to inspire games, so participants are not really given an opportunity to prep. This year's theme was "What do we do now?"

In 2014 more than 4,000 original video games were created during the Global Game Jam.


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