University of São Paulo: USP in São Carlos promotes online game creation marathon open to the public

More than 6,300 games were created by 28,800 people from 104 countries in one of the 585 locations of the Global Game Jam , the biggest game development marathon in the world. These numbers reached in the last edition of the event should increase this year, and anyone, with or without experience in the area, can participate in the initiative, which will be carried out in person or remotely in several places around the globe.

At USP’s Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC), in São Carlos, the marathon will take place from January 28 to 30 remotely. The objective is to encourage participants to work in groups and develop a game prototype in just 48 hours from a single theme.

Open to anyone over 18, the event is free and hosted locally by the Fellowship of the Game (FoG) outreach group . To participate, simply register at this link .

The marathon will take place through the Discord platform ( https://discord.com/invite/ RJUrHWTXXJ ) and will start at 5 pm on Friday, January 28, ending at 6 pm on the 30th, when teams must present the games they created. “Any interested person, with or without experience, is very welcome, and we will have some FoG members to give tips and answer questions”, explains Leandro Satoshi de Siqueira, a Computer Science student at ICMC and one of the organizers of the initiative.


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