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Wrexham Glyndŵr University Updates

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Wrexham Glyndŵr University Updates

Glyndŵr University is participating in the Global Game Jam (GGJ) for the 10th year in February and is one of the main global hubs for the GGJ organisation.

The event aims to encourage innovation, collaboration, and experimentation and to connect people worldwide as they develop video games from start to finish within 48 hours. No experience is necessary and the event is open to anyone interested in games, design and technology.

This year’s event will be the largest since before the pandemic, with more than 800 sites globally expected to take part from at least 110 countries. Richard Hebblewhite is the GGJ Global Regional Organiser, and Game Programme Leader at WGU. He said, “We’re extremely excited to host this year’s Global Game Jam. Bringing creative people together is our main goal! We are also launching the UK’s first Global Game Jam Next (GGJN) alongside the traditional jam event.

GGJN is specifically for creators aged 5 to 16 and will provide training and team building opportunities”. At last year’s event, 52 WGU participants created 12 different games within 48 hours, while 33,000 participants in 681 locations across 100 countries produced almost 7,000 games. For more information about the Global Game Jam and other events at WGU, contact: games@glyndwr.ac.uk or visit their website.

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