Global Game Jam at LSU Challenges Game Developers to 48-Hour Contest

Global Game Jam LSUHave you ever wondered how long it takes to build a game from concept to launch? Global Game Jam challenges developers all over the world to do so in just 48 hours.

This is the first year LSU is participating, hosting an event at the Digital Media Center at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology January 24 – 26.

“If you’ve ever said ‘What if there was a game like this’ then you belong here,” said Marc Aubanel, event coordinator and Director of Digital Media Arts and Engineering at LSU CCT. “Industry mentors will be on site to lend a helping hand to novices, so all skill levels are encouraged to apply,” Aubanel continued.

Pixel Dash Studios, who is involved in the event, hopes to bring game developers from all backgrounds and experience levels together to build internationally competitive games within the time limit.

Registrants will receive guidance from on-site mentors and access to the entire facility and educational talks from industry professionals. Developers will likely strategize, design and build through the night because the top teams will receive iPad Minis as a prize at the end of the event.

“Sometimes sleep is just not an option,” says Evan Smith, Co-founder of PIxel Dash Studios and Global Game Jam veteran.

More information is available here.



3:00-4:15 PM: Registration (Lobby), and software/computer setup

3:30-4:45 PM: Scheduled Talks

  • 2D Art & Ui talk with Yong Suk Choi & Brain Youn, room DMC 1030

  • 3D & Animation talk with Jose Cepéda, Chris Lowrey, room DMC 1014

  • Programming talk with Django Lowe & Ferdi Fayollet, room DMC 1008B

  • Unity with Jason Tate, room DMC 1008A

  • QA talk with (TBD), room DMC 1002

5:00-6:00 PM: Production talk & Keynote Presentation by Jessie Matte & Rosstin Murphy, room DMC Theatre (unveiling of the “secret theme”)

6:00-7:00 PM: Pitches/Brainstorming & Group Forming, room DMC1034

7:00 PM: Development Begins


11:00 AM: Deadline to create user profile and game page


3:00 PM: Deadline for handing in game and source code

3:00-4:00 PM: Game Presentations (Open to the Public — free admission)

4:30 PM: Awards are presented