Telenor Pakistan’s company accelerator, Velocity, held the closing ceremony of a month-long hackathon ‘Developer’s Sport Jam: GameBird Version’, at its 345 Campus in Islamabad. The hackathon was geared toward enabling an ever-growing neighborhood of sport designers, builders, artists, and writers to return collectively on a typical platform, to study new abilities and create video video games of the longer term.
This version of the Sport Jam acquired greater than 200 functions. Thirty-eight groups, represented by artists, content material writers, builders and avid gamers participated within the second version of Sport Jam. Fifteen video games had been submitted to the month-long sport designing extravaganza, with Chuk Chuk Rail Gari successful the highest prize. Chacha Qinchi Wala and Phaday Baaz completed on second and third place. The winners acquired money prizes, and the successful video games an opportunity to be featured on– Pakistan’s first Esports platform, GameBird.
Given the huge, untapped potential of the video games trade and the low variety of sport designers, builders, and artists within the sector in Pakistan, Developer’s Sport Jam: GameBird Version offered a hands-on expertise with workshops, mentorship and stay suggestions periods to the contributors. Among the workshops included within the jam coated matters corresponding to sport ideation, sport design fundamentals, sport narrative design and manufacturing, greatest practices in designing participant journeys and growing video games.
Aisha Moriani, Extra Secretary, Ministry of Data Expertise and Telecommunication stated, “Regardless of the continual development within the gaming trade worldwide, Pakistan falls brief by way of growing a sturdy infrastructure to help this rising section, regardless of having wonderful expertise potential in sport designers and programmers. Occasions corresponding to these present a promising alternative for us to showcase our expertise and potential.”
Irfan Wahab Khan, Chief Govt Officer, Telenor Pakistan stated, “Pakistan has immense potential, notably in innovation and expertise, as evident from the progress of the native gaming trade. I consider it’s our collective accountability as a society to nurture expertise and convey it at par with the remainder of the world. This yr’s Sport Jam as soon as once more, supplied a glimpse of all that the younger folks of the nation can do if supplied with the proper platform.”
Sport Jam is a hackathon for the gaming trade whereby avid gamers, sport builders, artists, and content material writers come collectively to create new video games. The hackathon was a collaboration with Epiphany, a consulting agency that develops and executes sport jams, providing younger and upcoming sport builders/designers, artists, and illustrators to create video games and showcase their expertise.