A wonderful news for game lovers! First time in Armenia Global Game Jam international game hackathon on the 20th of January, 2017. GGJ hackathons have been organized since 2009 in 630 different places and has had participants from 93 countries. In 2017 the GGJ will take place in 98 countries including Armenia.
The GGJ game hackathon will last 48 hours (3 days). The participants are to bring all the necessary things with themselves (computers, monitors, other technical supplies, stationery, food, etc.) The theme of the game that should be created, will be announced by GGJ in place. Then, the participants will get acquainted, introduce their idea of the game to be created and form teams of 2-5 members. This means that the participants will have a very little time to self-organize and experiment with new ideas, as they won’t have time for the preparation beforehand.
The participants can be developers, artists, animators, script writers, sound designers, etc.
The types of games that should be created can be video games and board games providing to our participants with wider opportunities for game creation. The only limitation is that the participants must be adults (18 years old in Armenia).
This is a great opportunity for those who have always dreamed of creating their own games. Also, we are more than sure, that
– it will be an exceptional opportunity for the participants (enthusiasts, specialists and companies) to get to know each other and form new connections
– it will increase interest in programming, especially in game development,
– it will bring up new and creative ideas
– it will also be a great opportunity for the exchange of experience and learn new things.
GGJ hackathon is not a competition, there are no winners or losers! It is a very exciting event and very much appreciated by the participants.
For participation, please register in GGJ website and join “GGJ Armenia” by following the link http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/ggj-armenia and clicking “Join This Jam Site” button. Places are limited, so hurry up! Only 50 people can participate in this interesting event. You can register until January 19, 2017.
The co-organizers of this wonderful event are Noor Games and Union of Information Technology Enterprises-UITE.
Author: Narek Aghekyan, CEO at Noor Games