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New Game Creation Goes Global

by Lanie Clauson, Student Public Relations Writer

Cedarville creators from last year's Game JamStudent creativity in the video game world is the focus of the 2022 Global Game Jam event this weekend for college students across the world.

This includes several aspiring student programmers and gaming students at Cedarville. They will be joining, virtually, students from around the world to use their creativity by exploring the world of video game development.

At Global Game Jam, all students will have 48 hours to design, develop, create and test a new video game.

Throughout the weekend event, Cedarville students will stay connected through the internet with the thousands of other college students participating in the fourteenth annual Global Game Jam competition.

All students will present their new video games on Sunday, Jan. 30.

“I am excited about how well this event encourages collaboration across disciplines,” said George Landon, professor of computer science at Cedarville. “It is not uncommon to see a team with a computer science major, an information technology management major, a music composition major, and an industrial and innovative design major.

“Once these students graduate, most of them will be on teams that consist of members from various academic backgrounds, so getting experience working with a diverse team is wonderful career preparation.” 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Science in computer science program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.

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