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Global Game Jam 2017! The Record Edition!

Posted on 02, 16, 2017

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game creation event taking place around the world so it couldn’t be missed in Italy either! Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.

One of  Codemotion’s missions is to support the game development industry. We’ve been really active in organizing GGJ already for some years since the event encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity. We’re happy to notice that the figures are bigger every year! Global Game Jam is becoming more and more popular! The edition of 2017 was the one that broke all the possible records.

This year’s edition of GGJ took place from January 20-22th. It was already the sixth edition of GGJ organized by Codemotion in collaboration with LUISS Enlabs!

48 hours of coding, 120 participants from all over Italy, 21 teams in Rome and two teams participating from other locations, only 4 hours of sleep per day. The figures are getting bigger and bigger every year as Global Game Jam is becoming more popular!

Although Global Game Jam is a non-competitive hackathon, the special prizes of recognition were given to the following GGJ participants:

Best game: PRO EVOLUTION SUMO
Best Graphics and Best Sound: BOO-CHI

Global Game Jam 2017 was also a perfect occasion for Codemotion to present its new brand, new Game (). ‘The goal of the new brand – said Andrea Ferlito, CTO of Codemotion – is to popularize GameDev in Italy’.

We cannot wait for the next edition of the event! See you next year!