The Institute of Digital Games will host the Malta Global Game Jam 2016 on January 29-31.
The Game Jam brings together local and international game designers, programmers, 3D artists, illustrators and other creative people to make innovative games in just 48 hours. Local participants jam simultaneously with some 25,000 others in hundreds of locations worldwide.
The two-day game-dev marathon starts on Friday afternoon, 29 January, with a keynote on international game audiences by London-based games and pop-culture writer, Philippa Warr. Philippa writes for Rock Paper Shotgun, as well as The Guardian, BBC and Wired, among others. Other special guests include Milan-based indie design duo We Are Müesli, whose beautifully crafted games focus on unusual ways to deal with storytelling.
Proceedings conclude on Sunday afternoon with a games showcase where participants play each other’s games and vote for their favourite one. Local industry professionals will also be on hand throughout the Jam to offer their insight and support to participants.
The focus of the Game Jam is creativity and collaboration and is open to everyone, from games industry professionals, to established independent developers, to amateurs who have never made a game before. It’s also a great breeding ground for new IP; games developed during previous local editions have been successfully published, featured internationally, and funded on Kickstarter.
Registration is 35 euro and places are strictly limited. For more information and to register, head to Malta Game Jam.