DigiFest South

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Gaming enthusiasts will have two days to design a video game as part of the DigiFest South Game Jam that begins Friday at Cohab in Shreveport.

Teams will have one weekend to complete all coding and content as part of the competition. LSU Shreveport computer science and English instructor Jon Baarsch teaches a course about storytelling in video games and drawing connections to traditional literary works.

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Veteran game developers and up-and-coming college-level computer programmers and artists will converge for the first Game Jam in Bossier City. The 44-hour video game development marathon is being held in conjunction with DigiFest South. Shreveport software engineer Nolan Baker expects about 50 people will participate.

The Bossier Arts Council announced it will launch DigiFest South, a digital arts festival and technology career fair set for Sept. 6-9 at the Bossier Civic Center. Organizers aim to draw thousands of people to the event that will bring together digital media artists and tech industry professionals working in areas like animation and digital effects.