The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Communication Faculty, Department of Animation and Game Design and the EMU Game Development Platform operating under the Social and Cultural Activities Directorate organized a 24 hour long game development event on the 26th of October 2019.
The event attended by approximately 50 participants formed a basis for groups comprised of Animation and Game Design academic personnel and students from numerous departments and disciplines to carry out game development. In events titled ‘Game Jam’ that conduce game development in a limited amount of time random subjects and themes are established. A total of 7 games were developed on the ‘Edge of the World’ theme.
The event was also preliminary preparation for the annual international competition ‘Global Game Jam’. The ‘Global Game Jam’ event has been taking place synchronously in centers across the globe, every year on the same date since 2009. In 2019, EMU also participated in the event along with over 40 thousand participants from 113 different countries. EMU is going to participate in the 48 hour-long ‘Global Game Jam’ event taking place in January 2020. The competition will provide participants the opportunity to carry out team work, cooperate and gain experience about the process of professional game development.