Announcement: Fukushima Game Jam 2016

Started in 2011, and highly acclaimed internationally, Fukushima Game Jam will be back again this year! Just like last year, and 5 years ago, we’ll visit the affected area in person, and send out the message that the area is indeed vigorous.We also aim to support the reconstruction of the area by nurturing the human resource in IT field, which is free from harmful rumors, providing the children and the young with opportunities to learn the skills they’ll need in the future. Throughout the project, we’ll explore the possibility of IT cluster in broader area.

Official title: Fukushima Game Jam 2016
Official web site:
Host: NPO IGDA Japan Chapter
Co-host: IGDA Tohoku Chapter
Sponsors: Cyberz.Inc., Unity Technologies Japan, OPTPiX SpriteStudio, Matchlock Corporation (Random order, currently making offers to businesses)
Equipment Sponsor: Diginnos
Schedule: July 30th 2016(Sat.) to 31st (Sun.)
Venue: Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan / Wiz International IT & Engineering College
Related events: Game development workshops for student etc.

Satelite Venue (under consideration):
-Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan (GMT+9/JST) / Tokyo University of -Technology
-Taipei, Taiwan (GMT+8/JST-1)
-Taichung, Taiwan (GMT+8/JST-1)
-Santiago, Chile (GMT-3/JST-12) Duoc UC
-USA (GMT-4/JST-13)
*All still under consideration at the time of this press release.

□July 30th JST(Sat)
10:00 Opening ceremony
10:30 Start Jam!
(Video Streaming)
□July 31st JST(Sun)
15:30 Finish Jam!
16:50 Start Presentation / Closing ceremony

■Affiliate URLs
IGDA Japan
IGDA Tohoku
・Cyberz Inc.
・Unity Technologies Japan LLC
・OPTPiX SpriteStudio
・Matchlock Corporation

GDC(2013) Vault: Revival from the Great East Japan Earthquake by Fukushima Game Jam