Unreal dev kit to power 48-hour game jam

Unreal dev kit to power 48-hour game jam
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 9th 2011 at 10:51AM

Event open to students and amateur game developers

A 48-hour video game creation marathon, ‘Game Jam’, using the Epic Games’ Unreal Development Kit, has been announced.

In association with training provider Train2Game, registered competitors will go head-to-head to create video games around a ‘secret theme’, with three teams to be selected as winners.

“Game Jam is a great opportunity for students and amateur games developers to create content for their portfolio and rub shoulders with well known developers within the industry,” said Train2Game marketing director Mike Head.

Mike Gamble, European territory manager of Epic Games added, “Participants will have access to excellent tools, members of the Unreal Engine development community and industry veterans, plus there’s potential for the best games to gain additional exposure beyond the event itself.”

The hosts have said the event is open to students and amateur game developers, with prizes to be announced at a later date.

It will take place on 4th November at the University of Bedfordshire.

To register go to http://train2game-jam2.com/