Students host Game Jam

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Within 72 hours, how much of a functioning video game can be created? All members of the Pacific University community will be given an opportunity to attempt this Oct. 6-8 by participating in the Game Jam.

The event will be held by juniors Jonah Pincetich, Mason Rausten, Kyle Pestka and Ryan Estes. The four students came up with the idea for the event while working on a project for their Ethics and Society class. Game Jam itself is a worldwide event, but the students hope they can encourage community members to join them in taking part.

“The Game Jam is a global event, but we needed something for our project that could be done on campus,” Pincetich said. “It will bring people together and allow them to work on their own game in groups for the entire 72 hours.”

The theme for the Game Jam will be released on Friday Oct. 6 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time and will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday Oct. 8. Rausten highlighted the event as an opportunity for those interested to try their hand at game development and get a first hand look at the process and results.

“It is going to be a great place to see what game development is like, to get a first look,” Rausten said. “It will be a fast paced environment, but low pressure and they will be surrounded by people who can help if they run into stumbling blocks.”

All Pacific community members interested participating in this event should contact Pincetich at


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