I participated in one of the most popular game design/develpmet jams ever- GLOBAL GAME JAM
Yeah, you heard me. I was there, I participated, I designed and I jammed!
(For more information on what GGJ is- read HERE)
News article: HERE
Facebook page: HERE
Official page: HERE
Friday Januyary 20:
7PM- Keynote with Tom Fulp, Newgrounds.com (everyone is welcome!)
8PM- Global Gam Jam Begins and We Announce Secret Theme
Form Teams of developers, designers, musicians etc. Get to work!
10pm- Venue closes for the night.
Saturday January 21:
10AM- Venue opens - Light breakfast provided.
Tom Fulp - office hours- Consult with a bonafide indie game expert.
Keep working on your games
6PM- Venue closes for the night
Sunday January 22:
12PM- Venue opens. Keep working!
8PM- Free Pizza Party - Invite your friends and fam. Come check out everyone's new games!
Show & Tell.
So, as you can tell from the schedule, we had 48 hours to make a working game. For me this is a completely new experience- I have never dealt with anything to do with games except playing them. Only recently I had started to show an interest in game design as a whole but going to a game jam... and making a working game... in 48 hours.. that was a bold decisions... but it turned out to me the perfect one! I learned so much and I had an amazing time!!
My role in the team was the designer (one of the 3 designers). I did a whole level- the objects that interfere with the character's completion of the game, the backgrounds, an animated playable character and I also designed the main menu and buttons for the whole game!
You can find my work in the 'My Work' tab or if you click HERE.
Also to download and test our game, you can do so HERE (there's a Mac and Win version).
Pictures from the jam below:
P.S. I MET TOM FULP FROM NEWGROUNDS.COM