Global Game Jam™ and Le Monde.fr Announce Partnership to Support 2013 Event

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. December 6, 2012 Global Game Jam Inc. ™ (GGJ) and Le Monde.fr today announced a media partnership where Le Monde.fr will support the 2013 Global Game Jam. Next year marks the GGJ’s fifth year bringing together game developers from around the world to create playable games and functional prototypes over the course of a single weekend.

Over the past five years, the Global Game Jam™ has attracted more than 10,000 developers from around the world to participate. Almost 200 sites have already confirmed participation in the annual event, with more hosts and locations coming onboard daily. This year, GGJ is welcoming almost 50 countries including Macedonia, Egypt and Serbia. More locations are welcome and GGJ wants to encourage people from all around the globe to participate.

“Le Monde.fr is a progressive and prestigious media partner and we’re confident that many unique stories and games from around our whole event will now be shared with a larger audience,” said Susan Gold, president of Global Game Jam, Inc. "With over 10,000 people making games, there are some great stories and games coming out of our event."

"The Global Game Jam embodies the dynamism of video games creation, something LeMonde.fr has been covering for years with great interest," said Isabelle André, CEO of Le Monde Interactif.

About the Global Game Jam

The GGJ is the annual event of Global Game Jam, Inc. GGJ brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe and rallies them around a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create their game. Collaboration, Experimentation, Innovation. For more information on the Global Game Jam, including a database of downloadable games, photos and video from previous events and more, visit: http://globalgamejam.org . Twitter:#ggj13

About Le Monde.fr

Founded in 1998, Le Monde.fr is the first French information Website (certified by the Office de Justification de la Diffusion ). Website of French newspaper Le Monde, Le Monde.fr has experienced strong growth over the last decade. Seven million visitors connect to the site. On mobile devices, LeMonde.fr is the number one brand for news sites, with 1,906,000 unique visitors. Almost 1.7 million people belong to LeMonde.fr’s community of readers, with almost 420,0000 Facebook fans, over 1.12 million Twitter followers and over 120,000 people following its Google+ page.

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Contact Info:

Laurent Checola

checola@lemonde.fr

mobile: +33 (0)1 57 28 20 64

Zuraida Buter

zuraida@globalgamejam.org

Susan Gold

susan@globalgamejam.org

mobile: +1-415-286-3489


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