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Ukie kicks off biggest Student Game Jam yet challenging 21 teams to make a game in 48 hours

Ukie kicks off biggest Student Game Jam yet challenging 21 teams to make a game in 48 hours

UK games trade body Ukie has kicked off its fourth Student Game Jam which will run from May 17th to 19th.

The game jam sees 21 student teams from across the UK competing to create a game in 48 hours. The theme of this year's jam is Empowerment, which teams may interpret as desired.

Companies including Unity, Gram Games and Criterion have partnered with the game jam. Each team will also have a mentor from a UK games studio, including:

  • Blazing Griffin
  • Cold Sun Studios
  • Creative Assembly
  • Cupboard Games
  • Fire Hazard Games
  • Gas Light Games
  • Ground Shatter
  • Jagex
  • Quantum Soup
  • Red Panda
  • Spilt Milk
  • Three Knots
  • Trash Games
  • Voice Art
  • Xiotech Studios

The next generation

"We are very pleased to have the support of the industry to hold our biggest ever Student Game Jam," said Ukie CEO Jo Twist.

"The Jam gives the emerging generation of talent the opportunity to test their skills, challenge their creativity, and build valuable relationships with the industry."

The winning team will be awarded a swag bag from EA, vouchers for Insert Coin Clothing and tickets to EGX. Progress of the game jam can be followed on Ukie's Twitter account.


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