For the 2013 Georgia Game Jam hosted by Southern Polytechnic State University (September 20-22 in Marietta), the theme will be “games for health”. More specifically, the event is focused on the
Creation of games that address large-scale health priorities championed by CDC, such as disease prevention, outbreak investigation, and healthy, active lifestyles.
Board game projects are especially encouraged. And in fact, there will be two tracks in the competition, one for digital games and one for analog.
Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be on hand to advise participants, while judges for the contest will include health-oriented developers and investors.
The winning team will be awarded a 4 week paid assignment to study public health and government at the CDC and to complete their project.