Ahmedabad, 18th December 2023: Anant National University, India’s first DesignX University, is set to transform creativity into action with ‘JAM PACKD,’ a thrilling 48-hour gamethon aimed at collaborative game development focused on social impact. Drawing participation from gaming enthusiasts nationwide, this immersive two-day event will unfold at the university campus, spearheaded by the renowned Dr. Lindsay Grace, a distinguished figure in game design.
Dr Lindsay Grace, a Knight Chair in Interactive Media and an Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Communication, brings knowledge and experience to the event. He is also the Vice President of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, a recognized author and the recipient of the Games for Change Vanguard Award in 2019. Dr Lindsay Grace, a global leader in the field, has dedicated his efforts to researching and practising game design for social impact.
The Social Impact Game JAM PACKD acts as a vibrant platform, uniting diverse communities through the creative realm of game development. Amidst the swiftly evolving technological landscape, games have transcended their conventional entertainment role to become potent instruments addressing critical societal issues. The gamethon aims to galvanize the community, inviting designers, programmers, and artists to collaborate in crafting innovative games. Participants will receive a thematic prompt at the event’s commencement and be challenged to develop a game within a 48-hour timeframe.
Anant remains committed to nurturing talent and driving initiatives that resonate beyond the confines of academia, embodying a vision where innovation and social impact converge to shape a better tomorrow.