Duesseldorf/Germany, March 26, 2020 – The world is in an exceptional state: The corona virus is affecting the life of all people worldwide. To set a statement in favour of the fight against the pandemic the international game industry will unite for the Stay Safe! Jam from March 27 to 29, 2020. This special kind of game jam got initiated spontaneously last week by NUKKLEAR, a developer team located in Hanover, Germany. German games publisher astragon is proud to rank among the supporters of this new type of event.
The difference to a usual game jam lays in the fact that the participating developers won’t meet up at a determined location but instead will stay home the whole time - just as everyone else such as the spectators and the organisers. The purpose of this is to represent the most important measure against the virus spreading: To stay home and to have as little as possible physical contact to your fellow human beings! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with others or are not allowed to get creative!
Until today over 100 developers from all around the world signed up for this digital clash. Tomorrow the spectacle will get to business: The teams will work a whole weekend to set their creativity free and to create a game based on a topic given by the organisers. Professional developers and industry evangelists who have already contributed to the best and most popular video games of our times will provide the developer teams with advice and assistance for the duration of the event.You will be able to spectate the event via live-stream and get interesting insights into the world of game development. At the end of the developing period all viewers will be able to vote for the games they like the most. Additionally, there will be a team of hand-picked judges awarding the best game idea. Afterwards, the lucky winner teams will get a lot of amazing prizes! You can submit your application to participate in the Stay Safe! Jam here. astragon as a partner of this event is already looking forward to all the numerous game ideas and creations. Become creative, have fun and most important – stay home!