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LSU Goes to Chillennium `24 author photo
  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@lsu.edu
  • Director, Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Goes to Chillennium `24

April 16, 2024

Louisiana State University

On March 1st, 32 LSU students made the trip to Chillennium hosted by Texas A&M for our fifth trip to the US' largest student run game jam. We had three faculty drive three vans full of students for the long 6 hour journey.

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This event takes place annually and introduces the magic of game development to thousands of students. This is a chance for participants to meet enthusiastic game developers from around the country. The 2023 game jam attracted over 230 participants from over 24 schools from across the country including University of Texas, University of Massachusetts, University of Tulsa, Southern New Hampshire University and Full Sail University to name a few. This year we had well over 250 students participate!

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The theme for Chillennium 2024 was Hang in There. Students were joined by mentors from companies from around the country, Bluepoint Games, Smatronix, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Spartacus Studios, Blizzard and Equinox Games all took part. Students were in groups of up to 4 members and created 54 games that can be seen on itch.io. The above video gives a glimpse at all the work done by our talented students.

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LSU was proud to represent our growing game development community in the state and show what we can do in a very short amount of time. Getting to squeeze an entire dev cycle in two days is an industry ritual that goes back to the early days of game development. Hopefully the students all took away a bonding experience and experienced the sheer joy of game development.

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Looking forward to LSU participating in more game jams in the near future!