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Posts tagged “game jams”

Make a game for EGX’s game jam contest and you could show it there

Update: There are still 10 days left with in which to enter the EGX Gamejam for a chance to exhibit your work at the show. Read all the details below. Original story We're teaming up with our corporate siblings behind EGX, the annual games show in Birmingham, to celebrate their 11th birthday with a contest. Like great emperors demanding tribute, they want you to make…

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Tim Schafer tells the story of Amnesia Fortnight

"I started feeling a little bogged down by the scope of [Brutal Legend]," says Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine. "It was really huge and I felt like the team had been doing it for a long time and had a long way to go yet. I felt like they needed a break." That break was Amnesia Fortnight, a two week game jam during which…

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Explore The Deadly Dreamlike Labyrinth Of Parasomnia

Searching for something unsettling rather than terrifying for the Hallowe'en period, I happened upon Parasomnia by Acatalept. It's perhaps best described as a futuristic chrome version of the Theseus and the Minotaur legend. Except you're not Theseus. Theseus hacked the game by bringing in a ball of string, killing the Minotaur and escaping. You're (currently) one of the preceding generations of Athenian youth sent in…

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B.O.B. R055’s Art Lessons In The Rage Of Painting

"Hello and welcome to the show," says robot Bob Ross. "I'm your host, B.O.B. R055." Today B.O.B. R055 and I are going to be learning how to draw a black square on a white background. Now, as someone who used to work in an art store which sold Bob Ross art supplies and videos I must say my memories of non-robot Bob Ross have him…

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Procedural Generation Jam Is Worth Watching On Nov 8th

I wouldn't normally post about something like this so early, but it's cool. If you judge game jams on their potential to create interesting works, then the Procedural Generation Jam wins by hoping to ride the wave of interest in "making stuff that makes other stuff" towards a slew of fascinating games, tools and toys. If you judge game jams on your ability to join…

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Super Game Jam Episode 4 Out, Trailer Below

Super Game Jam continues. The online reality series pairs two indie creators together for 48 hours in order to create a game, films the process, and releases both documentary and resultant game together. Episode four is out now and stars Hotline Miami co-creator Jonatan Söderström and Rymdkapsel creator Martin Jonasson, and their game about underwater something-or-other. There's a new trailer below.

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Open Your Eyes (And Ears, Etc.) For The Accessibility Jam

We'd normally cover jams when they're done and there's a bunch of games you can play, but raising awareness early seems fair when raising awareness is the point. The Accessibility Jam wants to give "developers knowledge and experience of how to make mainstream video games accessible to gamers with disabilities, to provide good examples of what's possible, and move accessibility towards being widely accepted good…

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Moving Images: Super Game Jam Documentary

Not content with remodelling Wang for the sophisticated modern gamer, Devolver Digital have been snapping up promising indie titles to unleash on the masses. Not content with his machinations in the interactive sphere, the devilish and devious Fork Parker has now set his eyes on the medium of documentary film. Super Game Jam is a five-episode series, with each instalment following two developers over a…

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Speccy Jam Revives Spectrum Games In A Week

I know people often feel fatigued by the resurgence of 8-bit and 16-bit art styles, but there's still not enough games aiming to revive the vibrant colours and sharp edges of old Spectrum games. The Speccy Jam aims to change that. As reported by IndieGames.com, a week of toiling has created more than twenty games almost all of which are playable in your browser.

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Interview: Code Liberation On Game Workshops For Women

The Code Liberation Foundation offers free game development workshops for people identifying as women in New York City. So far they've provided short courses on C++ and openFramework, as well as their own game jam, and between now and the end of the year they'll be offering classes in GameMaker, HTML5 and Unity. I spoke to Nina Freeman, one of the foundation's founders, about the…

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