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Global Game Jam

(0) February 22nd, 2011

My first article for my new employer MMGN.com was a quick snapshot of the Global Game Jam, specifically the shenanigans here in Melbourne.

“Last weekend saw the Global Game Jam descend on planet Earth, with over 6500 jammers congregating around their local jamsites to make a full playable game in 48 hours. These keen jammers had nothing to go on but their experience, imagination, teamwork and the theme “Extinction”. What resulted was an amazing weekend for games with almost 1500 games being made in what was officially the largest single game jam ever! Run by the International Game Developer’s Association, the Global Game Jam was this year in around 170 locations in 44 countries around the world, including three in our little neck of the woods here down under, in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. I was lucky enough to be asked to help out with the judging at the Melbourne jam, run by the awesome IGDA Melbourne chapter crew, so I got a great inside look at the inner workings of the jam.”

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