DSU Hosts Game Jam

Dakota State University is hosting a Global Game Jam site at The Beacom Institute of Technology from January 26-28.


Global Game Jam (GGJ) is a 48 hour event  to create a game from start to finish. These can be video games, board games, or card games, as long as they are related to a central theme chosen annually.


While about 50 attended last year’s event, about that many have already registered for

this year’s festivities.  In addition to students in the program signing up, a team from the University of Minnesota will attend DSU’s GGJ site. The event is open to the public, meaning faculty, staff, alumni, and anyone age 18 and up..


Erik Pederson, Assistant Professor of Game Design, recommends the event for all students, whether they are in the Game Design program or not. He says there are so many roles within a game design team that require a wide range of skill sets and abilities that there are always places for new input and experience levels.


You can register for the Game Jam at :https://globalgamejam.org/jam-sites/2024/dsu-2024