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University Of Lincoln To Hold 24-Hour Game Development Marathon

Published February 27, 2013 by |

The University of Lincoln is to hold a 24-hour game development marathon, due to take place over the weekend commencing Saturday, March 9th, known as CanJam.

The event, now in its second year, aims to find talented game-scholars in the region by setting them an against-the-clock challenge. This year those participating will be tasked with developing a game from two possible set themes. The winning entries will then be judged by a panel of experts.

The Lincoln School of Computer Science and the Computing Society have jointly organised this years event. Previous event sponsors have included Rockstar Games, who have a quality assurance and localisation studio based in Lincoln, and Crytek UK based in nearby Nottingham.

Tom Feltwell, from the University’s School of Computer Science said:

“Game development challenges like CanJam are a great way of introducing students to games development, while also offering those more experienced a real challenge.”

President of the University’s Computing Society, Peter Anderson added

“It’s going to be a great opportunity for budding game developers to flex their skills and complement their portfolio. Everyone is welcome to come along, as long as you’ve got a passion for making games that’s all you need.”

The event is open to all students across the UK, with a fee of £10 per individual. There is a total capacity of 100 people.

All games developed at the event will be made available to download for free.

Interested? To register for the event, or gain more information, email Peter Anderson at: computing@lincolnsu.com.