What are the biggest game jams?
Here is a list of the most well-known game jams in the world:
- Global Game Jam: the themes are usually very interesting!
- Ludum Dare: hardcore but thrilling!
- Weekly Game Jam: a great place to start out.
- Game Maker’s Tool Kit: they had over 750 games submitted last time.
- Brackeys’ game jam: the community is amazing.
What is a Game Jam game?
an event in which video game developers work in groups to conceptualize, design, and build a functioning version of one or more game projects over a restricted period of a few hours or days: The game jam brought students and industry veterans together to create hundreds of new games in one weekend.
What was the first game jam?
The earliest known game jam, dubbed the 0th Indie Game Jam, was founded by Chris Hecker and Sean Barrett in March 2002. Intent on encouraging innovation and experimentation within the game industry, they invited a select crowd of well-known designers and programmers to develop games for a specialized engine.
What is the largest game jam in the world?
Global Game Jam
The STL Game Jam is part of the Global Game Jam (GGJ), which is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations.
How long is the Global Game Jam?
People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours. The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.
Why are game jams called jams?
“Jam” is a reference to musicial jam sessions. Similarly, the goal with a “game jam” is to come together and make a videogame, or a non-digital (analog) game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and inject new ideas to help inspire and grow the global game industry.
How long is Global Game Jam?
Event organization At each site, the Global Game Jam runs continuously for 48 hours in each time zone, beginning at 5:00 PM on the start date, and ending at 5:00 PM two days later.
How long does a game jam last?
A game jam is an event where participants try to make a video game from scratch. Depending on the format, participants might work independently, or in teams. The event duration usually ranges from 24 to 72 hours.
How many game jams are there?
The Global Game Jam takes place at the end of January of every year, with over 800 locations in 100+ countries around the world.
What are some of the best Game Jam games?
Here is a few examples of awesome game jam games: A fun entry where you are hired as an intern and create your own little games. It got 2nd place on the Ludum Dare 45. A small pretty city builder. Fun, but only available on Windows. (3rd place on LD38)
What is the difference between where Ludum Dare and Global Game Jam?
Where Ludum Dare is an online game jam and allows you to see global top games, the Global Game Jam is held in physical locations and each one picks its winner. For example, here are the winners from the NYU Game Center:
Why do people like Game Jam games so much?
Game jam games have really interesting gameplay and visuals that can sometimes never be seen in the full releases, plus, they often get to the good stuff right from the start and you can get through a bunch of different experiences in a short amount of time.