RVCC Hosts Site for 2023 Global Game Jam


RVCC Hosts Site for 2023 Global Game Jam

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
artwork for game with moving plant

Raritan Valley Community College hosted a site for the 2023 Global Game Jam, held between January 30 and February 5. The global event drew over 39,000 participants worldwide from 800 virtual and in-person sites in 108 countries.

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

In total, the RVCC jammers built six games using the event's theme, “Roots.” The games may be viewed and downloaded at https://globalgamejam.org/2023/jam-sites/raritan-valley-community-college-hybrid/games.

RVCC offers two degrees for students interested in game design and development: an Associate of Science in Game Art and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Game Development.

The RVCC game lab has been upgraded to support the latest production pipelines in generating real-time computer graphics for a variety of technologies. Students in the College’s Game Art and Game Development programs work with Unity and the Unreal engine on NVIDIA RTX GPUs in Alienware desktop computers featuring eight core processors. Projects can be deployed to desktop, console, mobile devices, or a number of VR/AR headsets including Magic Leap, Quest 2, and Microsoft Hololens 2.

For information about the RVCC Global Game Jam or the College’s Game Development and Game Art production majors, 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/arts-and-design. To learn more about the Global Game Jam, visit www.globalgamejam.org.

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



February 15, 2023

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