IF(game)SH hosted their first Global Game Jam site in Kiel on the weekend of the 25th – 27th January 2019. A game jam is a gathering of game developers with the goal of developing a game based on a theme within 48 hours.
The Game Jam is supported by #Vekselwirk.
The goal of Global Game Jam is to bring people together to create video games or non-digital games, like board or card games. Participants, also known as jammers, work together to rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully create inspiring new ideas that contribute to the growth of the games industry. All Global Game Jam sites share a common theme and jam diversifiers – sub-themes that provide additional, but optional, structure to jammers. We ask participants to create an original game inspired by the jam’s theme within 48 hours. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small, but innovative, experimental games.