Buffalo Game Space Invites Local Video Game Designers to Visit Western New York for One of the World’s Largest Game Jams
BUFFALO, NY– Over 40,000 game designers.
Hundreds of thousands of new video games.
Buffalo Game Space joins one of the world’s largest groups of video game designers on Friday night for the 10th annual Global Game Jam, a 48-hour competition to design video games from the ground up.
The invite is announced at 5:00 a.m. Friday.
Games are submitted online by 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.
And that’s all everyone knows for now.
The event represented one of the most accessible opportunities for local game creators to come together, merge and compare their skills, and network with other game designers from around the world.
One of this year’s designers, TJ Cordes – who also runs his own online comic called Beezerker – said his first Global Game Jam in 2016 helped restore his creative energies after losing track on several projects.
“I just come back into this movement of doing things and remembering, ‘Hey, I like doing this,'” Cordes said of why he loves this event. “I like to start things, I’m not as good at finishing things, and just being at a game jam where the idea is to start something and also finish it within 48 hours, that’s one thing. crazy to ask.”
Crazy or not, Cordes has taken on several leadership roles at Buffalo Game Space since the 2016 event, including his work helping local students develop games during the AT&T Queen City High School Game Jam in October.
He’ll join his fellow game designers on Friday night for the biggest competition of its kind, and everyone will enjoy Sunday night at 5:01 p.m. when the deadline rolls around.
Then, Cordes said, everyone can kick back, relax, and sample games that others have created at the same time,
Thousands, thousands and thousands of games.