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It’s that time of the year when game developers from across the world will get together at more than 9,000 locations to demonstrate their skills. And Bahrain will be at the forefront of this festive season for the global gaming community.

Yes, we are referring to the Global Game Jam, Bahraini chapter. Organized by a collaboration of Unreal Bahrain, Batelco, and Brinc Batelco IoT Hub, it is a unique event that’s actually a competition against the clock, and not among the participants themselves. 

To be more specific, the Global Game Jam requires game jammers to band together in groups and develop a brand new game within 48 hours. The event kicks off at 6 PM today January 30, 2020, and will continue till 6 PM on February 1, 2020. 

It’s an open-for-all event as participants across all age groups and backgrounds can participate in the jam. For details regarding schedule, checkout Unreal Bahrain’s website for the jams schedule.

Participants are not required to bring along any resources as everything will be provided at the venue itself.

For the uninitiated, the Bahraini chapter of the gaming event first came to Bahrain in 2018 and was hosted at Corporate Hub 9. 16 participants took part in the jam and developed six games in total.

Jenan Al-Mukharriq

Jenan Al-Mukharriq

A highly driven organizing member of the StartUp Bahrain ecosystem. And a Project Manager at Matter In Hand with a passion for content creation and empowering communities.