Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Global Game Jam Internacional 2010 - is this the X factor of the video game production?

If you have not heard of the Global Game Jam (GGJ), here is some information that will help to become familiar with it. The GGJ is a 48 hour game development event in which teams of 3-5 people meet to build up a prototype game. The aim of the rally is to promote creativity, experimentation and innovation.

This is the second time that the GGJ is held. It is reported that last year 1600 participants from 23 countries took part; 370 games were created. This year, Latin America has 5 countries participating with a total of 13 locations. The competition starts Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm till Sunday, January 31 at 3.00 pm.

Just in case you wonder who owns the intellectual Property of these games, well, the GGJ organisation indicates that the makers of the game hold all IP rights. However, the GGJ may use the games for demonstration. What is more interesting is that all participants must agree to a ‘Creative Commons, share, alter, no sell license’ policy. In other words, they can copy, distribute and transmit the work and also they can adapt the work but...they cannot use it for commercial purposes.

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