Rockin’ the Games Jam

There’s this great thing going on right now called Global Games Jam. Teams around the world have 48 hours to create a game based on a theme.

Staffs Uni have 10 teams well on their way to creating awesome games based on the theme of ‘Extinction’. 9 digital games and one ‘analogue’ (board) game are currently in progress. It’s 3 in the morning, the games lab has dwindled down to about twenty-five stalwart designers and programmers (with about another 15 more in another lab down the corridor) and the music on Spotify has gone into randomness.

There is a certain thrill about being put into a team you’ve never met or worked with before and the impending deadline lurking on the horizon. Random ideas are thrown around, and quite often actually make it onto paper and code. The diversity and range of takes is amazing, and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

Migth update later. I have concept sketches to finish. And then some sweet sound effects to make.


~ by Tegan on January 29, 2011.

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