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#8637510 Oct 28, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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The two game jams I follow/participate in are Ludum Dare and Global Game Jam.

Global Game Jam takes place yearly, the last weekend in January. There are sites that participate from around the world, so it really is global. I've participated/helped run the event for the last four years. Sites should be starting to register themselves soon, so check the site to see if there's a local event in your area.

Ludum Dare happens 3 times a year, and is all online. There are two events the compo (competition) and the jam. You can read up on the differences, and find dates on their site. I've only participated once, largely because I don't always have the time when it's taking place.
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#8645546 Oct 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the heads- up! They are doing a mini-jam this weekend.
The topic is........Shark Jam

I especially like the idea of the mini-jam, we'll need to see if we can incorporate some of the ideas.

Here's the rules and guides for their 3 times a year one.
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/rules/

I can really see giving students a "whodunit" or mystery game rules and having them create role-plays.
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#8669062 Nov 04, 2013 at 08:15 PM
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@Kae Given that your Hack-a-thon students were interested in games, maybe you should encourage them to go to Global Game Jam. :) Better yet, if you've got the interest, see if you can host your own site. I know someone was trying to get a site going at CU Boulder last year, but couldn't navigate the bureaucracy in time. There is interest up there.
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#9427144 Apr 25, 2014 at 04:05 AM
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I've participated/helped run the event for the last four years.

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