Hastings’ first Game Jam

Students at the game jam. Picture by Southern News and Pictures
Students at the game jam. Picture by Southern News and Pictures

Computer game enthusiasts flocked to the first Hastings Game Jam, run by the University of Brighton.

Members of the public, industry representatives and students from schools, colleges and the university were among those attending the event at the university’s Havelock Road campus building.

Some of the organisers at the event. Picture by Southern News and Pictures

Some of the organisers at the event. Picture by Southern News and Pictures

The jam, run in association with the Education Futures Trust, was sponsored by the university’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, the Journalism and Digital Media Hub, Brighton’s Student Union, O’Reilly Media, Studio Gobo, and GOG.com.

University Digital Games Production student Hannah Harvey said: “I loved the event and I would most definitely attend again. I give massive credit to the people who created and ran it.”

St Leonards Academy student Harry Mitchell said: “It was very well-organised, informative and a huge amount of fun! I loved every minute.”

Yann Eves, lead developer at Affio, Brighton, said: “The size of attendance was far above what I expected. Everything was very well-organised.”

Another jam is expected to be held in November next year.

For further information, go to blogs.brighton.ac.uk/gamejam and @HastingsGameJam.

For more information on the university’s games research, click here or here

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