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One Laptop Per Child announces game jam


The non-profit group One Laptop Per Child recently announced a three-day game jam (which has nothing to do with marmalade, jelly, or other spreadable treats) scheduled for June 8-10 in Massachusetts. Hundreds of developers, educators, writers, and artists will collaborate to create open source educational games for new XO laptop. The resulting source code will be released on SourceForge for other programmers to tinker with.

The low-powered, inexpensive XO computer has been designed with the goal of providing every child in the world access to modern educational materials. Currently the XO is planned to be distributed in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Libya, Nigeria, and Rwanda, with more countries in the future.

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