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  UK devs team up for The Great British Game Jam 2014!
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02/03/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Taking place on the 6-7 th February 2014 The Great British Game Jam will feature participating teams from UK developers Team17, Bossa Studios and Future Games of London.

The theme of the jam will be revealed to the teams on the 6 th February by independent body Ukie. Teams will then have 48 hours to come up with a prototype from scratch with judging taking place over the course of the weekend by a panel from Ukie. The results will be shared by 10am on the 11 th February.

Imre Jele, Co-founder and Creator-in-Chief at Bossa Studios, has long been a fan of game jam methodology, "The monthly Game Jams at Bossa Studios are a treasure trove of creativity. With over 50 prototypes created these events provide us with an invaluable opportunity to explore novel game ideas and to improve our skills to craft immersive and surprising games. We are very excited to share that experience with other great developers during the Great British Game Jam."

Industry veteran and Managing Director of Team17, Debbie Bestwick, added, “I am delighted for Team17 to be involved in the Great British Game Jam. The intensity of pitting creativity and rapid prototyping against the clock can have exciting and unexpected results. I’m eager to see what the event delivers.”

You can follow the progress of The Great British Game Jam on Twitter @thegbjam and # gbgj14 .

Keep in touch with the teams

@Team17Ltd

@bossastudios

@FGOLNEWS

@thegbjam

@uk_ie

For more information on The Great British Game Jam, please contact

Bethany Aston at Team17 Digital Ltd

Email: bethany.aston@team17.com

Bossa Studios

Email: press@bossastudios.com  

Valentina Marchetti at Future Games of London

Email: valentina@fgol.co.uk  

Richie Enticknap at Ukie

Email: richie@ukie.org.uk

About Bossa Studios

London-based Bossa Studios is an indie games developer and publisher founded in 2010. Creators of the critically acclaimed Surgeon Simulator, BAFTA-winning Monstermind, and the BAFTA-nominated Merlin: The Game, the company has brought a new take on how indie and social games are played and discovered. With their games being played by millions of gamers worldwide, Bossa aims to create a new breed of entertainment in multiple platforms. www.bossastudios.com

About Team17 Digital Ltd

Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and digital publisher headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

About Future Games of London

Future Games of London designs, develops and publishes Smartphone and Tablet games. Founded in September 2009, FGOL create original IP which have achieved over 100 million downloads worldwide. In October 2013, FGOL have become part of the Ubisoft family, it is currently its only mobile studio in UK.

About Ukie

The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or Ukie (pronounced YOU-KEY) is a trade body that aims to support, grow and promote the whole of the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. Visit http://ukie.org.uk for more info.

 

 
   
   
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