Global Game Jam Inc. has announced that Microsoft Studios & Imagine Cup 2013 have extended their leading role within the games industry by becoming GGJ’s Headline Sponsor for 2013. The Global Game Jam™ is the world’s largest game creation event that fosters the development of innovative and experimental game concepts while promoting global collaboration and teamwork. GGJ is a creative incubator for game makers to challenge, innovate and experiment within their craft. GGJ brings together thousands of game development enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world on a single weekend.
“The Global Game Jam provides us with the opportunity to support creativity and innovation in the games industry and reach a new generation of game developers,” said Kent Foster, Director of University Talent Development & Outreach at Microsoft Studios. “With Imagine Cup, we invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of several competitions and challenges,” said Jennifer Ritzinger, Sr. Director for Academic Engagement at Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism team.
“Microsoft’s commitment to community and innovation is unequal in the game industry,” said Susan Gold, President and co-Founder of the Global Game Jam added. “Microsoft Studios and the Imagine Cup are the perfect partners for the Global Game Jam and we hope being our headline sponsor is as rewarding to them as it will be to the GGJ and our participants.”