NEIT to Host the 2016 Global Game Jam

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university has been selected for the fifth consecutive year to serve as an official host site for the 2016 Global Game Jam.  This 48-hour game design event will be held on January 29-31, 2016.  Last year, more than 11,000 gamers participated at nearly 500 jam sites worldwide.

Global Game Jam brings students, faculty, hobbyists and professionals together to team up and create complete, playable games over the course of the weekend. The event will be held at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. The official kick-off begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, in the university’s Media Presentation Theater. (The site will close from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. each day).  Registration for this event is free but participants must be 18 years of age or older. To register, visit http://games.neit.edu. For more information on the game jam program, visit www.globalgamejam.org

Sherman stated, “New England Tech is proud to host this international gaming event once again. Competitions such as Global Game Jam test the gaming knowledge of each participant while fostering team building skills that are crucial in the gaming industry. Individuals at all skill levels ranging from novices to advanced gamers will find this event challenging, fun and memorable.”

Let the Games Begin!

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Jono Forbes, of the video game company Defective Studios, prepares a NEIT gaming student to help demonstrate his company’s virtual reality game “Archean Worldbuilder.”

The Video Game Development and Design Department held its 6th Annual Power Game Day on October 23rd. The day-long event featured nine guest speakers representing a wide range of companies from small independent developers to large gaming companies, from both the design and programming sectors of the video game industry, presented to more than 160 NEIT gaming students.  While most of the presenters were from the New England area, Rod Haxton, a sound engineer from Maryland, and Shota Nakama, a video game music composer who recently returned from a trip to his native Japan, shared their insights with gaming students and faculty.  A trade fair was held in the afternoon showcasing new technologies emerging in the field. Students had the opportunity to network with the morning speakers as well. To cap off the day, students enjoyed a “Super Smash Brothers” video game tournament.

In addition, the 2015 Summer Game Jam was held for 24 continuous hours on August 9-10. Thirty‐three students were divided into seven teams. Each team had to design a variety of games from concept through completion incorporating this year’s theme, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg”? One team broke from the video game tradition creating a full table card game, adding a new dimension to the mix.

For the fifth consecutive year, New England Tech has been selected as an official host site for the 2016 Global Game Jam.  This international, 48-hour game design event will be held on January 29-30, 2016, at the college’s East Greenwich campus.  Last year, more than 11,000 gamers participated at nearly 500 jam sites worldwide. Now in its eighth year, Global Game Jam continues to grow in popularity.  Individuals over the age of 18, who have pre-registered, will work together in small teams to create and complete a playable video game within the 48-hour time limit.  There is no pre-planning.  Teams are informed of the “secret game theme” at the start of the event. To register, visit http://games.neit.edu.

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If you’re interested in participating in Game Jam at the New England Tech campus, you’re in luck. We’re currently accepting registrations. You do not need to be a New England Tech student, however you must be at least 18 years old. If you decide to participate at New England Tech you’ll have access to our cutting edge computer labs (11 PC labs and 2 Mac labs!) and facilities, as well as refreshments throughout the duration of the Game Jam.

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