A few weeks ago, at the end of january, the Global Game Jam 2012 happened. Living currently in Copenhagen, it was a no-brainer for me to join the Nordic Game Jam organisers, and trying to help out with the event. NGJ12 was again hosted at the ITU, which has a remarkably nice building. Workplaces and meeting rooms for students everywhere. This is the kind of university building you dream of coming from Vienna University of Technology. It seems as if they actually want to have the students around. Weird thing that is…
As you might expect NGJ12 was great! With almost 300 participants this year, it is slightly bigger than the Austria Game Jam, and the quality of the resulting games is just incredible. Games you should check out are Simon Gustafsson’s Two and a fjers men [Haha], the winner game and Vlambeers süper awesome Infinite S.W.A.T.
As some of you might have guessed, quite coincidently, Austria Game Jam happened at the same time. I was also heavily involved in the organization of this event. In the final month until the event I took the hat of the PR ferry, and if you have been annoyed by all those social web announcements and press releases, now you know whom to thank :D.
Make sure to check out the awesome games of the AGJ12 on our website.
The date for the Global Game Jam and hence the AGJ13 is set already, so make sure to mark it in your calenders or phancy phones now! 25. -27.1.2013
I’d also like to thank all the people behind the NGJ (partial twitter list) and AGJ and especially all the partners of the AGJ. Hope to see you again next year, or earlier!