Global Game Jam

In late January Interactive Media Arts students collaborated with students from the School of Computing to take part in a global event to produce working video games in a 48 hour period between Friday the 28th January and Sunday the 30th January. The School of Media, Film and Journalism opened its facilities to the students to work in mixed teams and ability groups to produce work in a restricted timeline. Over the course of the weekend students produced 3 working game prototypes for windows platforms using XNA that engaged with the Jams theme of Extinction; Earth Attacks, eXodus, and Extinction. This Jam Site was the only in Northern Ireland and was one of over 170 across the world. This event was a space for collaboration, innovation and a fantastic showcase of student talent. The event was also live streamed on the Global Game Jam website. All developed games are freely available online through the Global Game Jam website.