RVCC Hosts Site for 2021 Virtual Global Game Jam; Creates Nine Games

Monday, February 8, 2021
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Raritan Valley Community College hosted a site for the 2021 Virtual Global Game Jam, held January 29-31. The global event drew over 28,500 participants worldwide from 585 virtual hubs in 104 countries.

Thirty-five jammers participated virtually as part of the RVCC Game Jam site, including veteran game creators, RVCC alumni, Game Development students and community members, who were brought together virtually via Discord, an instant messaging and digital distribution platform used for creating communities.

In total, the RVCC jammers built nine games using the event's theme, “Lost and Found.” The games may be downloaded at https://globalgamejam.org/2021/jam-sites/raritan-valley-community-college-virtual/games.

To learn more about the games and to speak with their creators, the public is invited to participate in a virtual “Meet the Developers” session on February 12, at 6 p.m. To register for the session, visit http://bit.ly/RVCC-GGJ21-MeetPlay. A link to the Zoom meeting and an invitation to the Discord server will be sent to the email address provided.

RVCC offers both an Associate of Science in Game Art and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Game Development. For information about the RVCC Global Game Jam or the Game Development and Game Art production majors at RVCC, contact William Crosbie, RVCC Associate Professor, Arts & Design, at william.crosbie@raritanval.edu. For additional information, visit https://www.raritanval.edu/academic-programs/academic-departments/visual-and-perf-arts.

To learn more about the Global Game Jam, visit www.globalgamejam.org.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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