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      New England Tech hosts Global Game Jam

      Global Game Jam comes to Rhode Island.

      The New England Institute of Technology was selected as an official host site for the game design event, which began Friday.

      In just 48 hours, small teams must create and complete playable video games.

      There is no pre-planning. The groups are given a secret game theme at the start of the event.

      Global Game Jam is not a competition. Instead, it allows participants to challenge their gaming knowledge to enhance team-building skills.