GGJ Archives 2009-2012


Reflections of an Organizer


I had one of the best weekends of my life a year ago. It was the first time I had created a game. The balance was off and it was impossible to beat if you weren't on the development team.. but man, I couldn't have had a better time. It solidified "YES! This is it! This is why I'm here, because I want to do this for the rest of my life!" in my mind. It really made me smile.

Anatomy of a simple Local Jam website


We recently put up our webpage for the UC Santa Cruz Game Jam. It occurred to me that some locations don't have websites yet or it may look too cumbersome to make one now, especially with the event only 28 days away. I think having a site is essential and I don't think there's much to it, especially if you're using globalgamjam.org for registration. This is what we are doing at Santa Cruz. Having a site is an important publicity tool and will remain valuable even after the Jam ends.

Beginning the Geelong Victoria Australia GGJ


Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, Australia has registered its interest in being a host location for the GGJ 2010!

We look forward to hosting the event, and having lots of fun!

The main organiser is Sophie Nichol (snicholatdeakin [dot] edu [dot] au). I am looking to organise a DeakinUniGGJ Host team, anyone interested please contact Sophie.

Hope you see lots of people at DeakinUni next year for the GGJ!

Trial by fire...


Having never organized a game jam before, this indeed will be a Trial by Fire. To make things even more fun I'm undergoing my performance review right now to determine if I get my continuing contract or not. But there's just no way I'm not doing this, so it's time to charge into the fray!

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