Global Game Jam Turnout Grows With The Twin Cities Gaming Scene


global_game_jam_logoAnother January has come to a close, and with it, another Global Game Jam is on the books.

This year, Minnesota again had one local site, called GameCraft and hosted by GLITCH in conjunction with numerous partners and sponsors.

Held in Ralph Rapson Hall on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, the event drew record numbers of game designers, programmers, artists, and musicians. The final count on Sunday morning showed 177 tickets sold for the event.  Of those attendees, 133 “jammers” registered on the official Global Game Jam site and produced 31 games in the 48 hour event.