TECHNOLOGY aficionados attempted to develop video games and video game apps for mobile phones from scratch in under 48 hours.
Glyndwr University was the only organisation in Wales taking part in Global Game Jam, an annual event which connects computer game artists, programmers and enthusiasts.
More than 10,000 participants from 240 countries joined together to share ideas and begin game projects.
Jim Thompson, principal lecturer in game design at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), told guests how to make a great game in 48 hours, while Chris Woodworth, animator at Traveller’s Tales, which develops the LEGO franchise of video games, led a session about designing characters for computer games.
Gaz Deaves, gaming editor for the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition, said: “In a time when games studios are expressing concern over the influx of programming talent into their industry, it's great that Global Game Jam can act as fertile ground to nurture the next generation of superstar developers.”
Teams taking part were able to submit apps for the Windows 8 platform to a website at the end of the event as part of a competition run by Microsoft.
Other participants in the Global Games Jam will be developing for Android and PC.