Mt. Royal, N.J. - The Global Game Jam (GGJ), an International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) event, announced that Autodesk Inc. will be sponsoring the Global Game Jam. Autodesk develops leading art tools and middleware for casual, mobile, and console game development.
Now in its third year, this event promoting international game development and teamwork has grown to include more than 160 sites registered in 42 counties worldwide. The GGJ will take place Jan. 28 through 30, 2011.
Teams of participants between the ages of 16 and 35+ will work to create an independent video game, from concept to complete game, in a single weekend. Game Jams help foster innovation, experimentation, and inventiveness. They provide a vehicle for professional developers, students, and hobbyists to come together and have an incredible experience working as a team.
“Autodesk’s sponsorship works perfectly into the educational and professional mission of the International Game Developers Association. It exposes jammers to Autodesk’s wide array of top notch development tools and helps them to create incredible games,” says Gordon Bellamy, IGDA’s executive director.
“The Global Game Jam is a great fit for Autodesk,” says Marc Stevens, Autodesk vice president, Games. “Our tools help developers unlock their creativity, collaborate, and work more efficiently, three factors that will be crucial to jammers. I expect to be impressed by the quality of games produced this weekend.”