Creative Assembly will once again bring their Creative Assembly Game Jam game development competition to video games event EGX Rezzed on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March.

The Game Jam will reside in the GamesIndustry Fair, which brings educators, employers and recruiters together to inspire the next generation of budding games industry professionals; whether they be students, graduates or those already in employment towards a highly rewarding career in the games industry.

The Creative Assembly Game Jam, partnering up with leading media the Guardian for the first time, is an opportunity for, amateur or professional, game developers to spend a day making a game to help inspire and educate the highly engaged and motivated GamesIndustry Fair visitors. Final games will be presented to a panel of prestigious judges from the games industry, including Creative Assembly and the Guardian, and will also be streamed across the Internet via the EGX Rezzed Twitch channel. Following a day of development on Friday, all teams will demonstrate their games in the GamesIndustry Fair area on Saturday 14th March.

Winners will be rewarded with some fantastic prizes. One previous success story is Tango Fiesta, a PC/Mac game which grew to life in the first EGX Rezzed Creative Assembly Game Jam and has since gone on to become a critical and commercial success.

We’re partnering with Guardian to elevate the profile of the Game Jam among developers and the public alike. We want to show their massive global audience how games can not only be entertaining, but a powerful creative force in the world“. commented Sophie Malik, HR Business Partner from Creative Assembly.

Guardian Games Editor Keith Stuart added, “The Game Jam at EGX Rezzed represents a fascinating chance to explore the possibilities of games as a medium for news. I think interactive journalism will be as important in the future as data journalism is right now – a revolutionary way to process big stories. This should be fascinating”.

The Creative Assembly Game Jam is intended for individuals and teams who wish to create a game in a day and have it reviewed by a panel of respected games industry professionals. Successful individual applicants will be placed within a team for the Game Jam. Entrants should be over 18 and have some knowledge of making games.

Applications to the Creative Assembly Game Jam are open now until midnight on Tuesday 3rd March, with the selected teams being announced the following Friday 6th March. Successful entrants will each receive a complimentary all-show ticket for EGX Rezzed, which includes access to the GamesIndustry Fair. If you would like to enter as an individual or team of up to five, please register your application here.

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