October 17, 2013

Nova Scotia Game Developers Association Sponsors Halifax GameJam

1384009_10100252115740779_632598596_nSelected student participants to be offered expenses-paid trip to represent Nova Scotia at the UK’s Brains Eden gaming festival and game jam in June 2014.

15th October 2013.  Halifax, NS.  The Nova Scotia Game Developers Association (NSGDA) today announced its sponsorship of the HPXDigital Halifax GameJam, a 48 hour all-weekend event where aspiring game developers and professionals alike come together in teams to create videogames from scratch.

Whether you have never made a game before and you want to have a go or you’ve already worked on AAA titles, you can come along alone or in a ready-made team with your friends. Many NSGDA members from Nova Scotia’s professional videogame development community will be there, taking part and offering advice in a friendly, creative environment. The event, to be held at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax starts at 6:30pm on Friday 18th October, and ends 48 hours later at 6:30pm on Sunday 20th October.  Bring your computer, tools of trade and enthusiasm!

GameJam is a great opportunity to meet like minded people, experiment with new ideas and develop creative games, and we encourage anyone and everyone to come and take part.” said NSGDA President Kirsten Tomilson. “As an added incentive, we’re delighted to announce that NSGDA members will be on the look out for students taking part in the GameJam who show enthusiasm and potential, and invite them to be in a team that will represent Nova Scotia at the Brains Eden gaming festival & game jam in Cambridge, UK – Brains Eden takes place in June 2014, and our team will have an expenses-paid trip to take part alongside 30 other UK and international student teams.”

The 2014 Brains Eden gaming festival and game jam will take place Friday 27th – Monday 30th June 2014.  It is sponsored by Games Eden, the Cambridge, UK, game developer cluster and organised by Creative Front Cambridgeshire, a network led by Anglia Ruskin University as an initiative to stimulate, incubate, grow and further the creative industries in the region.

We wish everyone the best of luck with this weekend’s Halifax GameJam!  We are thrilled that in 2014 we will be welcoming the first ever Nova Scotian team to participate in the Brains Eden festival with other student teams from Europe, Asia and the UK.” said Clare Green,  Manager of Creative Front. “Over the years Brains Eden has proved to be a great opportunity for students interested in game development to discuss topical issues related to the games industry, get careers advice and, of course, demonstrate their skills and creativity in our game jam, mentored by members of our Cambridge game developer cluster.”

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