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[link] Inside a 48 hour battle to build the best video game

Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:22 AM

http://arstechnica.c...-video-game.ars

An interesting look on how a team of people can go from nothing to idea to game in less than two days. I think the brain storming is crucial to read - how to make a game around a condensed nugget versus something giant and with out definition.

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Why would one coding team drive itself to the edge of exhaustion to create a fully fledged video game—one featuring badgers—in the course of a single weekend? Why would 20? We sent our man in Australia to a 48 hour "game jam" to find out, and he came back with an amazing 24,000 word answer. If reading this piece doesn't make you want to whip out a laptop and do something creative, you may be dead inside. Here, then, is part one of our three part epic, covering the game jam's first evening; parts two and three will follow over the next two days.


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Re: [link] Inside a 48 hour battle to build the best video game

Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

Part 2:
http://arstechnica.c...me-part-2-1.ars
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Re: [link] Inside a 48 hour battle to build the best video game

Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:02 AM

Part 3:
http://arstechnica.c...game-part-3.ars
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Re: [link] Inside a 48 hour battle to build the best video game

Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:08 AM

This is essentially the same as the global game jam. I took part this Jan and it was cool, not gruelling in the slightest :)
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Re: [link] Inside a 48 hour battle to build the best video game

Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:02 PM

Well.. what did you make?!
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:32 AM

The theme was extinction so I made a game about the last dodo trying to avoid getting killed. It was like a scroller where you run down and avoid obstacles. If I can find the code I will post it, it didn't get finished but was still playable :) I will be taking part again in Jan, is there one near you?

Here's the list

http://globalgamejam.org/Locations

If you know somewhere that one can be held then you can apply to be a jam site.
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