University of Utah students & faculty create video games during Global Game Jam

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Global Game Jam

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Members of the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering program spent their weekend creating new video games as part of the Global Game Jam. 

68 students, alumni and faculty members broke into teams and spent the last two days designing and programming their games as part of the worldwide event. On Friday night they found out this year’s theme which is “Transmitting” and got to work.

“For 48 hours starting Friday night until Sunday afternoon people get together at various sites. There are three happening in Salt Lake City. This is one of them and they lock themselves in the building and they build a videogame,” Assistant Professor Ashley Brown told News4Utah. “So the spirit of the jam is all about creativity, having fun, remembering why we got into game development in the first place which is to be creative and make some kind of off the wall stuff.”

To play the games they created for free go to:

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