2019 Global Game Jam, the largest game creation event will be taking place this weekend in various locations around the world.
In Africa, leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom will support African gaming developers, programmers, and designers in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
Participants will be provided with venues and high-speed connectivity as they spend 48 hours developing video games as part of the worldwide competition.
Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game jam event taking place at various locations around the world this weekend.
Entrants have 48 hours to design, develop and test a new game, which must be part of a secret theme that will be revealed Friday.
Established in 2008 by a small group of gaming enthusiasts, Global Game Jam has grown into a major international event and last year was held in 803 locations across 108 countries, resulting in 8,606 games being created over one weekend.
“We are passionate about supporting these types of initiatives that promote collaboration whilst also putting our high-speed fibre network to the test. We are already seeing a huge uptake of online gaming on our fibre network – all the way from Cape Town to Cairo,” said Ben Roberts, Group CTIO, Liquid Telecom.