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25th February 2013, 3:13pm
24 hour game development marathon
Computer game player One hundred computer gaming enthusiasts, 24 hours, two topics, one winning idea – have you got what it takes?

This year’s CanJam hosted by the University of Lincoln aims to find the best game-scholars in the region.

Taking place on Saturday, 9th March and Sunday, 10th March gaming fanatics will be faced with developing a computer game from two given themes in just 24 hours.

Jointly organised by the Lincoln School of Computer Science and the Computing Society, the overall winning teams or individuals will be judged by a panel of experts.

It is the second year CanJam has taken place at the University, with previous sponsors being Lincoln-based video games company Rockstar and Crytek UK in Nottingham.

Tom Feltwell, School of Computer Science technician, said: “Game development challenges like CanJam are a great way of introducing students to games development, while also offering those more experienced a real challenge. The idea is that participants will have 24 hours from midday on the Saturday to midday on the Sunday to create a game that is based around two themes announced on the day. It is open to students across the UK, with a total capacity of 100 people.”

Peter Anderson, President of the University’s Computing Society, added: “It’s going to be a great opportunity for budding game developers to flex their skills and complement their portfolio. Everyone is welcome to come along, as long as you’ve got a passion for making games that’s all you need.”

All games will be available to download for free following the event.

There is a fee of £10 per individual and all food and refreshments will be provided during the event. There are three main prizes worth £100 in vouchers each, with three other prize categories.

For more information or if you would like to register your attendance please e-mail Peter Anderson at

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