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hyperPad is thrilled to announce our participation in the Global Game Jam (GGJ) 2023! This year, we're taking our involvement to the next level by hosting a series of dynamic workshops in various languages and organizing exciting in-person events at prestigious institutions like the University of Waterloo and Western University. This presents a remarkable opportunity for both our seasoned community members and newcomers alike to converge and embark on a thrilling journey of game creation, all while vying for fantastic prizes.

The highlight of the event is undoubtedly the chance to showcase your creativity and talent, with the top three games earning their creators $100 USD iTunes gift cards. Furthermore, all participants will receive a prestigious certification of Game Jam completion, along with additional awards to recognize their outstanding contributions.

However, beyond the allure of prizes and recognition lies an even greater opportunity: the chance to chart a course towards a fulfilling career in the game development industry. Building a robust game development portfolio through events like the Global Game Jam can be a pivotal step towards securing coveted positions in both the software and gaming sectors. Moreover, participating in such collaborative endeavors fosters invaluable networking opportunities, connecting you with potential mentors and peers who can offer guidance and support as you navigate your professional journey. As an added bonus, you'll acquire practical, hands-on experience and refine essential skills that will undoubtedly enhance your resume.

Moreover, the Global Game Jam serves as a gateway to self-discovery within the dynamic realm of game design and development. If you've ever questioned whether the tech and gaming industry aligns with your interests and aspirations, there's no better way to find out than immersing yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of a game jam. With the industry's vast landscape encompassing myriad roles and disciplines, participation in events like these affords you the opportunity to pinpoint your areas of expertise and passion, whether it be game artistry, programming, or storytelling.

In essence, the Global Game Jam 2023 isn't just about creating games; it's about unlocking your potential, forging meaningful connections, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery within the exhilarating world of game development. So why wait? Join us and countless others as we unite in the pursuit of creativity, innovation, and endless possibilities.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Learn more about the hyperPad Game Jam.

Register for the in-person workshop in Waterloo here; and for the in-person Workshop in London, Ontario here.

Watch the livestream of the workshop here

💡 Learn more about the Global Game Jam here.

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