With “This Jam is the Ship!” as a slogan, Splash will take 100 participants on a cruise ship game jam through the Norwegian fjords – from Tromsø to Trondheim – this 19–22 February.
Inspired by the game jam that travels every year by train from Chicago to San Francisco, over 400 people from more than 20 countries contacted organisers Framverk and Hamar Game Collective, expressing interest in their ship-board event above the Arctic Circle. Sales of the 100 available Splash tickets went live on 3 December – and sold out in little over 10 minutes.
“Wow, this is so awesome! I think it’s the thought of travelling between snow-covered mountains and a chance of seeing the Northern Lights that’s appealing to so many people,” says Splash co-organiser Henriette Myrlund. “We’re now 100 participants representing 19 different nationalities, even all the way from the US!”
The Splash game jam cruise is a collaboration between Norwegian Framverk and Hamar Game Collective, with the goal of creating a more connected games industry in Norway and strengthening ties to the game development scene overseas.
Learn more about Splash at www.splash-jam.com.