We are the International Game Developers Association at George Brown College (IGDA GBC), an Academic chapter of the organization. This year we are hoping to make the GBC Toronto Global Game Jam the largest free site in the world! To find out more about us, follow us on social media!
Taken directly from the Global Game Jam Website:
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.