Let the Game Jam commence

This October, London’s Science Museum and The Pervasive Media Studios in Bristol are turning themselves over for 24 hours to the ExPlay Game Jam. Organised by this year’s ExPlay festival and led by bio-medical scientists from the Wellcome trust, game developers from all over the country will have one short day to design and build a playable game based on a theme revealed at the beginning of the event. The winners from both Bristol and London will then be able to present their work at the ExPlay Festival 2012 in Bath at the beginning of November.

Game jams are hectic, pizza-fuelled events in which developers blast out a game in a limited amount of time. The results are often rough, surprising, but at their best, totally awesome. And, if you’re a developer, you absolutely have to try one. Happily, then, the ExPlay Games Jam, taking place on the 5 and 6 October, is free and open to all.

You can find out more about how to participate at www.explay.co.uk/gamejam

To find out more about the ExPlay festival, visit www.explay.co.uk

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