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.