26 January 2013
Corona Labs Does Global Game Jam, San Francisco Style
So yesterday’s launch of Global Game Jam here in San Francisco went well.
As people arrived they were encouraged to create fun hats to wear. That helped to bring people together at the various tables around the room. Most people put their name on their hat as a form of name tag.
Overall, it was really just a time for people to get to know each other and talk because some people knew each other, but a lot of them didn’t.
So at first there was a lot of talking and buzz, but once the event organizer revealed the game jam theme and covered the guidlines, people began to team up to discuss game ideas.
Each team started out by creating a list of possible game concepts, which were expressed in just a few words each. Then once they had chosen a which concept they would adopt, based on team skills and time limits, they started talking details.
46 28ish hours left to go, it will be interesting to see what they create.
Read the full recap of last night’s Global Game Jam events on the Corona Geek Google+ page.
If you didn’t have a chance to attend one of this year’s events, you should definitely consider putting it on your calendar for next year. It’s a lot of fun!
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