2007-2008

WPI to Host 'GameJam,' a 38-Hour Video Game Creation Marathon

The WPI Game Development Club will hold a 38-hour GameJam for aspiring video game developers, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. During GameJam, student teams will work together to create video games in a three-day marathon session. Participants have the option of entering the game they create at WPI into Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's 38 Studios - a video game development company - first annual Massachusetts Game Challenge (MGC).

Event Associated with Curt Schilling's 38 Studios First Annual Mass. Game Challenge

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Game Development Club will hold a 38-hour GameJam for aspiring video game developers. During GameJam, student teams will work together to create video games in a three-day marathon session. Participants have the option of entering the game they create at WPI into Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios -- a video game development company – first annual Massachusetts Game Challenge (MGC). The MGC invites teams of two to three students from New England-area colleges and universities to show off their talents in a one-of-a-kind video game design contest featuring the 38 Studios mascot and his alter ego, Mean Munch. Students from institutions such as Harvard University and Boston University have been invited to participate.

WPI launched its first-in-the-nation Interactive Media & Game Development major three years ago.

GameJam at WPI is sponsored by AMD of Marlboro, WorldWinner of Newton, and Dajobaan Games of Cambridge.

When

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Atwater Kent Hall, Room 120D, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.

About 38 Studios

38 Studios, a media and entertainment company founded in 2006 by Curt Schilling and based in Maynard, Mass., is in pre-production on an original fantasy IP driven by the creative and artistic visions of pop culture icons R.A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane. Entertainment products will include a massively immersive online entertainment experience that transcends the traditional MMO genre, novels, comics, toys, movies, TV, and more. For more information, visit www.38studios.com.

January 23, 2008

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu