Full Sail University to Provide Host Location for the 2010 Global Game Jam
WINTER PARK, FL, January 26, 2009 – Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media institution, is honored to be the only host location in the state of Florida for the 2010 Global Game Jam (www.globalgamejam.org), being held on January 29-31, 2010.
The Global Game Jam (GGJ) was established in 2009 as an International Game Developers Association (IGDA) event that brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe. Participants are given a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create a video game. The goal of the event is not to compete, but to rapidly prototype video game designs, while providing new ideas to advance the gaming industry.
“With its state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to educational excellence, Full Sail University will be participating as a host location that offers an innovative environment for participants in the state of Florida,” said Susan Gold, Course Director in the Game Design Master of Science Degree Program for Full Sail University and Founder of the Global Game Jam. “Orchestrating a global picture that provides a vehicle for students, professional developers, and creative individuals to collaborate using the universal language of videogames is the rewarding result of the Global Game Jam.”
Currently, the GGJ has 133 locations in 38 countries around the world including, but not limited to: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCARÒ, EmmyÒ and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,400 students from 50 states and 57 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of 29 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.
Full Sail was most recently named “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.