Students participate in Global Game Jam

Published: Jan. 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM EST
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West Virginia University's Game Developers Club hosted the Global Game Jam for the second year in a row this past weekend.

The Global Game Jam was created to give students 48 hours to design and develop their own video games.

The very first Jam started back in 2009 and was hosted by 53 different sites globally, with this year increasing to 686 sites across the world.

Jordan Hallow, this year's site organizer for WVU oversaw eight that worked effortlessly day and night to make the deadline.

"A lot of work, a lot of sleepless nights. All the coding and the art and the music and a lot of people overlook that. A lot of the people on our campus just think that it's just programming that goes into these games but there's just so much more," Hallow said.

Hallow wishes to make the Jam a yearly tradition for the club.