The gaming industry unites against Corona: Stay Safe! Jam announced!

For weeks one topic has dominated the global headlines: the Corona virus. In the fight against the pandemic, the gaming industry is now joining forces and organizing together the Stay Safe! Jam from March 27th to 29th, launched by NUKKLEAR. A Game Jam as it has never been seen before.

A Game Jam usually brings together game developers in one place to work in different teams to design and develop a game in a very short time. However, since science, social responsibility and common sense prohibit the gathering of large crowds in times of Corona, the Stay Safe! Jam is designed to motivate game developers worldwide to stay at home, create a game within 48 hours and thus actively do their part in the fight against the virus. Kirk Lenke of NUKKLEAR on the Stay Safe! Jam:

Cohesion is always important. But in times of the Corona virus it is even more important. In this extraordinary situation, everyone can do their part to improve the situation. The most important thing is to stay home so that the spread of the virus slows down. Just because you are at home does not mean that you cannot be creative. This is the idea behind the Stay Safe! Jam, which was initiated just last Thursday, based on an idea by Jan Cosfeld, our Art Director at NUKKLEAR.
The Stay Safe! Jam is a Game Jam aimed at all game developers who want to set an example with us. The current crisis as a theme (the exact motto will be announced shortly before the start) allows for diverse and creative approaches, whether very concrete or abstract, critical or humorous or in a completely different way: make something out of it and process your feelings about the current situation into a game.
For us it’s the first time that we’re doing a Game Jam and we’re currently working at full speed on all things that should make a smooth process possible.
The Jam will take place from March 27th to 29th and we are looking forward to as many registrations as possible.

Philipp Döschl from FDG Entertainment adds ‘from the first moment I heard of the idea, I fell in love with it and new we have to support it as much as we can! We’re all going through tough times right now and giving back at least a little bit of social life is a great gift in these days. I’m looking forward to the cool games people will come up with next weekend!’

FDG Entertainment is a proud partner and supporter of the Stay Safe! Jam along with companies like Bethesda, Ubisoft, Crytek, Wargaming or Devolver and will provide prizes for the participants of the Jam. More information about the Jam can be found on the official website.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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