How to Game Jam

At the All Things Open 2017 conference, Michael Clayton and I gave a talk about game jams and open source development tools. Here’s an overview of our presentation.

First, there are many reasons developers love creating games. Here are four great ones:

  1. It includes many disciplines, both creative and technical.
  2. It offers a tangible, shareable result.
  3. It is symbiotic to work.
  4. It’s fun!

How can you get started in game development? You could simply write a game, but that might be intimidating, so it can be hard to know where to begin. “Game jams” are a great way to get started, let me explain how.

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