Next Friday, January 20, the U-tad university center becomes the venue for the Global Game Jam that aims to develop a complete game in just 48 hours.
The Global Game Jam it is an international event that proposes to the participating teams to develop a video game in 48 hours and around a common theme that will be announced on the same day of the event. U-tad for the third consecutive year it will become one of the venues during the next January 20, 21 and 22 where the main novelty of this edition is that attendees will be encouraged to dare to develop games for virtual reality. For this they will have at their disposal different devices and the support of specialized mentors
It is expected that around 100 people will participate in the event that will start on Friday, January 20 at 16:00 at the U-tad campus in Las Rozas, Madrid. The Jam seeks to encourage cooperation and teamwork, however, the participation of individual groups is also allowed, and even in certain circumstances, remote participation.
“This activity fundamentally has three objectives: to get to know you, challenge you and learn. Beyond the good vibes that this type of events gives off, and how well the participants have a good time, for those who have never made a video game or participated in one, it allows you to know firsthand which areas fit more with your profile, your weaknesses and strengths, as well as your preferences.
For those who have already made their pinitos, it is a challenge to work against the clock on a surprise theme, and experience tells us that it always brings out the best in us. And of course learning, because everyone, from trainers to students, is always learning something new”” he says Alberto Pérez-Bermejo, organizer of the Game Jam On and professor at U-tad.
In this edition will participate Tessera Studios, creators of the video game Intruders: Hide & Seek compatible with virtual reality, a title recently awarded best game of the year at the PlayStation awards. Access to the competition is free until places are filled, and all those interested, whether students or not, can attend. More information on the Game Jam On page.