Students and staff at London Met set to develop folklore-inspired games as part of an all-day Game Jam at the 'Imagine-If Festival'.
Date: 26 February 2021
London Met’s Game Programming and Games Animation teams are set to host an all-day Game Jam event on Tuesday 2 March, as part of the Imagine-If Festival.
Their fringe event, Imagine-if-you-were-in-a-folk-tale, is open to all, particularly aimed at the University’s games programmers and artists, who have been designing novel games inspired by myths and folk tales from around the world.
They have chosen stories from Germany, Lithuania, Greece, Holland, Cameroon, Arabia, Brazil and Japan. During the jam on Tuesday 2 March, they'll be working together to develop their concepts into playable games, supported by staff and PASS tutors.
Fiona French, Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Digital Media explained, "We chose a game jam as our response to the call for fringe events because it's a perfect opportunity to engage people in a collaborative, creative experience that showcases our students' skills and interests."
The Imagine-If Festival is held from 1-4 March to celebrate the legacy of educationalist Sir Ken Robinson, who championed diversity of talent and valued imagination as the force enabling us to change our world.