A weekend of intense game making

It’s that time of the year again when we join the whole world in a simultaneous game-making hackathon; the third iteration of the Global Game Jam is just a couple of weeks away! We’re very excited to announce that the registration for the Manila Game Jam 2012 is now open and we are inviting you to develop games with us this coming January 27-29.

Manila Game Jam 2011 was organized by IGDA Manila in partnership with UP ITTC. The event had more than 80 participants, have formed 18 teams and produced more than 20 games! Among these submissions, Speck made it to the Top Ten games on GameSauce Challenge. You can check out the MGJ site for the other games that we have featured.

This year, we’ve partnered with DevCon Philippines, UP ITTC and DLS-CSB hoping to make this year the best and largest MGJ event to date!  We would now be having two game sites to choose from to accommodate more participants and share this game making experience with others. You can learn more about the game jam locations by visiting the registration page.

Similarly from last year, a one day game making seminar will be held on January 20, a week prior to the Game Jam. Talks will be given by previous jam participants, discussing their game-making experience, tips and tricks on how to churn out a game in 48 hours.  This seminar is open for all aspiring game developers and will also serve as an orientation for the participants.

We’re fortunate to have the support of our awesome sponsors this year:  Manila Game Jam 2012 is being co-presented by Boomzap,  Nokia and Accenture, with additional sponsorship from Microsoft, Anino Games, Proudcloud, Zachtronics Industries, Introversion Software, Casual Connect, Globe LabsUnity 3D, Webgeekph.com and Spot.ph! *whew*  Our sponsors have not only helped us in organizing this event, but they’ve also graciously offered to provide amazing prizes for this year’s participating teams!

All updates regarding the event will be posted on the Manila Game Jam website, as well as on the IGDA Manila’s website. Bookmark these pages for future updates. You may also join the IGDA Manila Facebook Group to keep yourself posted on announcements.

Thanks, and let’s make this year’s jam the best! See you there!

The Manila Game Jam 2012 Committee


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