On January 2012, I organized and held the first Global Game Jam in Istanbul.
What a great time we had! I’ll let the pictures speak for a bit:
Finding space for the event proved extremely challenging, especially due to the short amount of time I had to put everything together for the jam. My good friends at Proje Calide came through, though, by sponsoring the event and helping secure Koc University as the location for the jam. We had 39 people sign up to the jam on the Global Game Jam website but due to the crazy snow storm we had on the day of the jam, only 15 were able to show up. Despite the drop in attendance, we marched on into the whirlwind of the jam with unbroken enthusiasm and emerged on the other side with 5 wonderful games and many hours of sleep-debt.