[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
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
You can follow the progress of The Great British Game Jam
and # gbgj14 .
Keep in touch with the teams
For more information on The Great British Game Jam, please
Bethany Aston at Team17 Digital Ltd
Valentina Marchetti at Future Games of London
Richie Enticknap at Ukie
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.
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.
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.