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Congratulations to the University of Bedfordshire and the students of the University and Train2Game who secured the Guinness World Record for the Largest GameJam in a Single Location. 

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The old record was held by Norway at 292 game designers and we were counted at 299.  It was tighter than we hoped as we say a few of the students drop out but we got there!  All the Win8 games developed had to be playable and the Guinness World Record adjudicator made sure each of them.

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The winners - The winning team (Retro Metro) won a number of Xbox prizes, a Nokia phone and a VIP trip to Rare studios in December as well as being invited to an exclusive event where Steve Ballmer will meet with them and selected group of Windows 8 developers.

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42 Teams of Game Designers each developing a game from 7pm on Friday to 6pm on Sunday.  1 X Win8 game per team around the theme of “Pride of London”

42 playable games which will now be worked on to publish them into the Win8 Store by the students as part of their curricula module.

 

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