Global Game Jam returns to LSU for 6th year

    Global Game Jam is returning to the LSU Digital Media Center for the sixth consecutive year, an annual reminder of Baton Rouge’s years-long effort to get its footing in the digital game industry.

    The two-day event, billed as a “hackathon focused on game development,” will take place from 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, until 1 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 27.

    Last year, 700 locations in 95 countries created more than 7,000 games in one weekend. After a video keynote and advice from leading game developers on Friday afternoon, organizers will reveal a secret theme. Participants from sites all around the world will then have 48 hours to make games centered around the theme.

    The sign up deadline is Friday, Jan. 4, with a cost of $30 to register. Refunds are allowed before Jan. 10.

    To register, create a Global Game Jam account. Then, click here to register for the LSU site. For more on Baton Rouge’s digital landscape, check out a 2014 Business Report cover package.

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