So the big news is finally confirmed on every stage pretty much. Sometime in the beginning of December a friend of mine talked me into organizing a game jam (it didn’t take much convincing). I looked up Global Game Jam and it turned out it’s happening at the end of January.
Ever since I started considering working with video games I missed the opportunity to train skills “in action”, or rather develop skills. One such possibility was Eduplay Challenge, but in the end that thing ended up focusing on board games, plus I’m not really into educational games.
So, in this turn of events I ran to HUMlab to ask them if they would like to host the event and help me organize it, and I got a green light! Over the Christmas break I made a website and created facebook event. Today I chatted with one of the main organizers to confirm everything and get my questions answered, resulting in the site being officially approved! And then I also finally made the poster, to be printed and hanged tomorrow.
I learned there are serious organizations supporting game developers here and a high school with game design program. I just hope people will be able to join, it’s not many days left, but it’s all so exciting!