UMSL will be a host site for the 2012 Global Game Jam Jan. 27-29. As many as 10,000 people across the globe in over 44 countries will come together to create thousands of video games in 48-hours.

Are you a gamer? Programmer? Designer? Or just enjoy creating a virtual world? If so, register now for the 2012 Global Game Jam. The University of Missouri–St. Louis will be a host site for the 48-hour gaming challenge expected to bring as many as 10,000 people across the globe in over 44 countries together to create thousands of video games Jan. 27-29.

The Global Game Jam, now in its fourth year, allows students, hobbyists and professionals to team up and create complete, playable games over the course of a single weekend. This year’s challenge has more than 200 host sites, UMSL being the only one in the region. The Global Game Jam is organized by the International Game Developers Association. At each site, participants gather, form small groups, develop ideas, create new and innovative games and present them to their peers and the global community, all in the course of a weekend.

UMSL’s Information Systems Programming Club will sponsor the Global Game Jam. The event is free and open to all ages. Participants must register in advance. The Global Game Jam will begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 in 410 Social Science & Business Building on UMSL’s North Campus,  1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121).

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Eye on UMSL: A day in the life

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