GameSparks, the most comprehensive backend development platform for games, has announced its premier ‘SparksJam’ game jam, in partnership with Pulse College. SparksJam will be hosted in Dublin, and across the Internet, on Saturday 24th of September.
Established in 2013, GameSparks is one of the world’s most trusted server-side development tools, and as active supporters of aspiring and talented game developers, GameSparks is proud to host the first SparksJam.
GameSparks’ Engagement Manager, Dan Bergin-Holly said “We are proud to be hosting the first SparksJam. GameSparks is focused on removing roadblocks from the development process, and is passionate about enabling developers of all shapes and sizes to focus on what they do best, make great games.
The GameSparks SparksJam will encourage developers to work together and get creative, generating some exciting projects and showcasing some of the top talent in the Irish development scene, in just 12 hours.”
The GameJam will be hosted in association with Pulse College, an internationally renowned leader in creative media education. Pulse College
has unique access to the media and gaming industry, giving students the opportunity to train and learn from some of Ireland’s top creative talent.
“We are delighted to team up GameSparks to host their first SparksJam event at our Games and Animation Campus. Getting involved with key industry players on events like this and reaching out to the wider game dev community is something we are very fond of doing and this Game Jam is shaping up to be fantastic event.” David Williams, Head of Games and Animation Departments at Pulse College.
Following a day of development on Saturday 24th of September, both at the venue and online, all teams will submit their games to gamej.am, where anyone can play and vote for the winning project. This session will also be available to watch via a live stream on the GameSparks YouTube channel.
The winning team will collect some fantastic surprises, the details of which will be announced closer to the time.If you would like to participate in the first ever SparksJam, please register here.
If you have further questions about the GameSparks SparksJam, in association with Pulse College, please contact Ellie Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at GameSparks.
For more information concerning GameSparks, visit: Gamesparks.com
For more information regarding Pulse College, visit: Pulsecollege.com
GameSparks is the leading Backend as a Service platform for developers, helping to rapidly build all of the server-side features of their games, as well as tuning and managing their products post-launch. Typical server-side features include leaderboards, multiplayer, notifications, player save data and much more. The GameSparks platform provides developers with a single integrated tool to build these server components, boosting player retention and maximising revenue without ever having to set up and run a server.
About Pulse College
A breeding ground for some of the finest creative multimedia minds for over 25 years, Pulse College (Dublin & Galway) delivers a range of Full and Part-Time programmes in games design and development, music production and technology, film production, film scoring, and animation. To find out more about the courses on offer visit www.pulsecollege.com