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Where Can You Check Out Brand New Games Created in Just 48 Hours? Global Game Jam Houston, Of Course!

By: The Art Institutes

January 11, 2016

Global Game Jam Houston is one of more than 500 jam sites around the world participating in Global Game Jam (GGJ), the largest game creation event in the world.  Now in its fifth year, Global Game Jam Houston once again challenges local students, developers and game enthusiasts to take their gaming ideas from conception to playable prototype in just 48 hours.

The Houston jam site is hosted at The Art Institute of Houston and is open to anyone interested in gaming, from students to professionals.

January 29-31, 2016, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday and ending at 5:00 pm on Sunday.

The Art Institute of Houston
4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

*What to expect: Throughout the weekend you can get photos and video footage of gaming enthusiasts creating and programming games.  

Last year, 28,000 registered participants from 78 countries participated at 518 Global Game Jam sites.  The event promotes global collaboration and teamwork, with all GGJ participants rallying around a central theme that is unknown until the day of the jam.  GGJ Houston is a unique opportunity for people to push their creative skills and challenge their way of working.  The 48-hour time frame is meant to help encourage creative thinking and result in innovative and experimental games.   

For additional information on GGJ Houston, or to sign up for the jam, visit

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 713.623.2040.

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By: The Art Institutes

January 11, 2016