The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.
Global Game Jam was first organized in Nepal in 2016. The last one had a participation of around 16 people with 4 games made in total ( http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/game-jam-nepal/games/ )
This year, Global Game Jam Nepal 2017, was organized by Game Developers Community Nepal. The event venue and food services for the participants were provided by Nepal Community (http://nepalcommunity.org/ ) and Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal. It was a successful event this year as well with participants from different fields related to computer and IT working together to make games in 48 hours.
There were a total of 6 games made in this year’s Global Game Jam Nepal.