Cogswell College to Host Site for World's Largest Game Jam

Cogswell College to Host Site for World's Largest Game Jam

More Than 2,000 Unique Video Games to be Created in Intense 48 Hour Session

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College
(http://www.cogswell.edu/), one of the world's leading regionally-accredited
institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering
and entrepreneurship, will be a host site for the 2013 Global Game Jam, which
will take place January 25-27, 2013 at 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA.

The format of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) will be similar to other game jams
around the world. The event will begin with the announcement of the year's
secret theme. Attendees will then be challenged to work together in teams to
design and develop games based on that theme over the course of the following
48 hours. The jam is not a competition, and no rewards will be given. Each
year, jammers from across the globe work around the clock to meet the intense
deadline of the GGJ purely for the experience and the pride of completing the
event. The GGJ is the perfect opportunity for aspiring game developers to push
their creative and technical skills to the limit, collaborate with fellow
talented jammers, and form lifelong friendships.

The GGJ is the world's largest game jam, and 2013 promises to be the biggest
yet with more than 270 sites in 58 countries. Since its inception in 2009, the
GGJ has grown from 1,600 participants from 23 countries to more than 10,000
participants from 46 countries in 2012. Last year's massive event saw the
creation of more than 2,000 unique games and set the Guinness World Record for
"Largest Game Jam in the World."

WHAT: 2013 Global Game Jam

WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 6:00pm – Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 3:00pm

WHERE: Cogswell College,1175 Bordeaux Drive,Sunnyvale, CA 94089

COST: $10 for students w/ valid college email; $20 for Cogswell alumni; $40
for general public

RSVP REQUIRED: http://www.cogswellalumni.com/cogswellalumni/ggj2013/

Attendance is open to Cogswell students and alumni as well as the general
public. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

About Cogswell College

Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell
College is an accredited four-year institution of higher education with a
curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship
(http://www.cogswell.edu/index.php). As one of the Bay Area's premier
colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that emulates
the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning approach
that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the
delivery pipeline.

Cogswell alumni credentials include Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,
Gears of War 3 and blockbuster films including Life of Pi, Madagascar, and The
Avengers.Student-created films have garnered scores of national awards
(http://www.cogswell.edu/student-work/worlds-apart.php).Cogswell alumni have
gone on to careers with Activision, DreamWorks, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar
and Microsoft Game Studio as well as starting their own creative ventures.

CONTACT: Bonnie Phelps
         Cogswell College
         bphelps@cogswell.edu
         408-498-5145
        
         Kimberly Hathaway
         Gallagher Group Communications
         kimberly@gg-comm.com
         415-994-1097
 
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