A weekend of intense game making

Manila Game Jam 2014 512x768On January 24 to 26, the International Game Developers Association – Manila Chapter (IGDA Manila) presents Manila Game Jam 2014 (MGJ2014), the biggest annual game-making event in the country. As part of the worldwide Global Game Jam, students, professional and hobbyist game developers will create games in just 48 hours conforming to a given theme.

MGJ2014 is the 5th game jam organized by IGDA Manila. Last year’s game jam had more than 100 participants forming teams and producing more than 30 games.

This year, IGDA Manila partners with Globe Labs and Developers Connect (DevCon). The jam will be held on Globe Labs Showroom in Telepark Valero, Makati.

We are also proud to announce that two other institutions have taken the initiative to host their own Global Game Jam locations: De La Salle – College of St. Benilde and Central Luzon State University. For attendees that will be unable to attend the jam at Globe Labs, either of the locations are also open to the public and will surely provide a great game jam experience.

For those who are just getting started in making games, a one-day game-making seminar will be conducted on January 18 at Globe Labs Showroom. Talks will be given by previous jam participants, discussing their game-making experience with tips and tricks on how to churn out a game in 48 hours. This seminar is open to all aspiring game developers, and will also serve as an orientation for this year’s participants.

With each game getting better and better each year, we can’t be excited enough to see what the participants will come up with in the next few days.

Cheers and we hope to see everyone at MGJ 2014! For more information, please check out the MGJ website at https://manilagamejam.wordpress.com, and stay tuned to our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/igdamanila/ for immediate updates.

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