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11th Annual 48-Hour New Mexico Game Jam Kicks Off Friday

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October 11, 2019 – Multiple teams from across the state will come together for the 11th Annual New Mexico Game Jam which will kick off Friday, Oct. 11, at multiple locations across New Mexico.

Think of the New Mexico Game Jam as a hackathon focused on game development. At the 48-hour Jam, teams from Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, will assemble to create as many electronic games as they can. The games will be posted at Itch.io where anyone can play them.

“For 11 years the New Mexico Game Jam has shown that teams from across the state can come together to make some fun great games. But, more importantly, we’ve also shown that New Mexico has a vibrant group of programmers that want to learn from each other and grow,” said Ryan Woodward, a co-organizer of this year’s event.

The 2019 Game Jam continues that tradition by uniting industry veterans, students, and hobbyists to create new opportunities for game development growth, and play, in New Mexico. Event organizers will help match up teammates with complementary skills.

Teams are being formed in three New Mexico cities, but anyone can join the jam online by themselves by contacting this year’s organizers at NMGameJam.org.

“The New Mexico Game Jam is a great example of the video game developer community throughout New Mexico coming together and it showcases the wealth of talent that the state has. This industry is poised to take off in New Mexico for many reasons, but first and foremost it’s because of the kind of creativity, innovation, and technical skills of people like these.”  said Tim Nitti, President & CEO of the The New Mexico Partnership.

For more info go to www.NMGameJam.org

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