An Indie Game Jam is a gathering focused on rapidly prototyping videogames. Participants will design and develop a game in a limited time, the needed for the prototype to acquire the maturity enough to see if the idea and the design of the game are good . The Indie Game Jams were the source of inspiration for Jams as the Global Game Jam.
The Global Game Jam was born with the idea of making the world's largest Indie Game Jam. It was founded in 2008 and is an event that encourages people around the world to organize a Jam in their city with the following conditions:
- all Jams develop during a date previously fixed for the Global Game Jam
- development time is 48 hours
- the games have to meet a subject that will be revealed during the game Jam (not before).
Every year hundreds of Game Jams occur simultaneously in the world ant the participants compete locally and globally.
The Game Jam Barcelona will take place in Barcelona and is organized by VGAFIB, a student association of the Barcelona School of Informatics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and aims to introduce students to the development of video games. We believe the Global Game Jam is an ideal place to promote the principles of the event’s association.
This is the fourth year that the VGAFIB organizes this Jam in Barcelona and, along with the rest of Spain’s Jams, we encourage all game development enthusiasts to participate.
It will be on January, 24, 25 & 26.