For the past 3 years, the GAMBIT lab has been a host site for the Global Game Jam, an international gathering of game developers (both professional and amateur) who meet for 3 days to make games together. Each year the Global Game Jam has a theme that all of the games follow. Last year, 1482 games were made at 169 various locations, all based around the theme, 'EXTINCTION'.
At the GAMBIT Game Lab in MIT, 60 people met on Friday at 5pm to find out what the theme was. 48 hours later, we had 16 games completed, which can all be played online.
This year, we already have 75 people registered for our site. Check back with us January 27th at http://gambit.mit.edu/ggj to see the progress of the games as we make them. We'll have a live video stream and reports from our coordinators.
If you'd like to apply for our site, we are full but still accepting people to our wait list. We also encourage people to apply for the other Boston-area sites:
in Boston: Northeastern University
in Worcester: Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Becker College