South Africa: Vega to host national ‘Game Jam’
Students from Vega, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), are about to flex their mental muscles for a two-day ‘Game Jam’, set to take place at the school’s Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town campuses from 21 to 22 April 2018.
The Game Jam will see students, professional game developers and gaming hobbyists, come together as teams to create a new digital game in just one weekend.
The event forms part of the international Ludum Dare (LD) platform – an accelerated video game development event.
“A game jam is a true test of mental and creative endurance, where students flex their various skills in the hopes of creating an epic and unique game,” says Lizette Carstens, Creative National Programme Manager at Vega.
Students work as part of a team to find ways of making their game ideas come to life, while gaining practical knowledge and expertise in each other’s disciplines. This not only benefits participants academically during their time as students, but will also broaden their horizons, career-wise.
The event is open not only to students, but also to game design and development hobbyists, professionals and even matric students with IT and/or design as subjects who are interested in pursuing a career in Game design and development. Participation is free, and meals, as well as free Wi-Fi access, are provided.
Edited by Danielle Kruger
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