Two-day Comic Con Game Jam event to take place this weekend

Marshall’s MU Game Guild and Digital Humanities program invite gamers to its Comic Con Game Jam, planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, in Room 1104 of the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Those who like to program, design characters or background art, compose music, mix sound effects or write a great story are invited to the event to team up and make convention-themed games in two days. All ages are welcome.

The MU Game Design Guild hosted a game jam in the spring of 2018, drawing students from Marshall and local high schools and middle schools to participate, as well as a game jam for Marshall students last fall.

"The game jam helps students and community members learn about game design, giving them a new perspective to playing their favorite video games," said Dr. Kristen Lillvis, director of digital humanities at Marshall. "The game jam also promotes team building and collaboration."

No experience is needed, she said.