Edison Native Participates in Global Game Jam

Jordan Riley (far right) and his teammates during the Global Game Jam. Credits: Courtesy of Jordan Riley

ITHACA, NY - Jordan Riley, an Edison High School Alumni and Edison native majoring in Cinema & Photography in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, participated in the 2015 Global Game Jam, a 48-hour international video game creation event.

The event brings game developers together at hundreds of sites across the globe to create games during a 48-hour period. With a different theme each year, the event aims to use video games to give developers the opportunity to be creative, share experiences, and express themselves.

Hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Game Development Club at Ithaca College, fourteen developers worked together to create three games based on this year's theme "What do we do now?"

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"This year there was an increase in the number of participants at the Ithaca College jam site, a trend that will hopefully continue into the future," said Nathan Prestopnik, assistant professor and advisor of the IC Game Developers Club. "Every team had fun, learned a lot and is excited for next year's jam."

LeapTrade  a gaming website and news source for gamers -- sponsored the event.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 460 graduate students.

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