“Global Game Jam Armenia 2019”, organized in January 27, was the 3rd game development hackathon in Armenia. You should know that GGJ is the world’s largest game jam event and Global Game Jam Armenia is the largest game development related event in Armenia. Let’s see the progress from the previous years. The table below is worth a thousand words:
Considering that within 2 years the number of participants increased more than 3 times, and the number of games increased more than 4 times, the progress is obvious. And this growth is fully organic – every year we had 0 budget for marketing. The organizers had to spend their own money for organizational expenses.
This year was exclusive because GGJ Armenia had 4 nominations and prizes for nomination winners. 3 local game development companies joined GGJ Armenia event to sponsor those nominations. Here are the nominations and corresponding winners.
“Best VR Game” was the 4th nomination and the prize was 4 ARLOOPA VR headsets sponsored by ARLOOPA. This prize was divided between 4 teams that have created the following games Creepy House, Piggy Family, Bankaplav, Aenēās.
Like the year before, this year the event’s feedback was very positive, though there was a complaint related to the venue accommodations for working long hours and for sleeping. The venue was perfect for the last 2 years, and we will take care to make it perfect for the upcoming event too.
Final gratitude to GGJ Armenia 19 nomination sponsors, namely, Rockbite Games, Frismos and ARLOOPA.
It is great to have a reliable partner. AUA EPIC was with us since the first GGJ Armenia and has a huge contribution to the establishment of the event in Armenia. Many thanks to AUA EPIC for being with us all these three years as a co-organizer, providing the venue with all the necessary accommodations.
And, of course, thanks to our awesome jammers for making great games within that short time period.