The world’s biggest on-site game jam, Nordic Game Jam, returns on April 8th in Copenhagen to celebrate its 10th year anniversary, selling 350 tickets in the first 24 hours alone!
After a really successful run in 2015 with 731 participants and over 130 games created in the span of 48 hours, the Nordic Game Jam organizers have set out to create an even better event for 2016 that is not only bigger in quantity, but better in quality.
And so far, things are looking great! In the first hour after the ticket sales launched on January 27th, the game jam had already sold 200 tickets. A clear sign of just how popular the jam has become in recent years.
The concept of a game jam is nothing new: a group of game developers try to make fun new game ideas in just 48 hours and present them to the rest of the world. Several of these events happen worldwide every year: some of them are online, some of them take place with everyone under the same roof.
Nordic Game Jam started in 2006 as a simple event with only 40 people from the local games industry, but it quickly gained enough traction to get the interest of the International Game Developers Association and become a part of something much bigger.
“Nordic Game Jam’s 10th anniversary is a huge milestone for the event”, says Lead Organizer Anchel Labena. “We’ve seen the indie games industry grow exponentially since its inception in 2006 and we are really happy to have been a part of this evolution by helping professional game developers and new talent alike make new connections and create original game concepts together”.
The aim for Nordic Game Jam 2016 is not only to keep the record as the world’s biggest game jam, but also to increase the quality of the event.
Specifically, the organizing team has been working hard to plan for a new wave of participants and make sure that everyone has a great time at the Copenhagen-based jam.
Nordic Game Jam 2016 will take place from Friday, April 8th to Sunday the 10th at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new April schedule (as opposed to February as it has been the past few years) means participants will get to enjoy a much warmer Copenhagen, as well as enjoy the upcoming Copenhagen Games Festival that same week, which Nordic Game Jam is a big part of.
Be sure to reserve your tickets now.