The JamToday network (link to http://www.jamtoday.eu/) is all about sharing experience and expertise on setting up successful game jams. A game jam is a gathering of game developers who develop a game in a short span of time, usually between 24 and 48 hours. In many ways you can compare a game jam to a hackathon; an event where people gather for a fixed time period and work together on a project. Developers team up in teams of 5-6 people and all participants work on a game related to the same assignment. During traditional game jams, participants only get the assignment on the starting day. In Jam Today, we are working with applied subject areas like health or education. This summer’s game jams in different parts of Europe are mostly coming to an end, but if you would like to find out how you can organise your own game jam then download our handy toolkit here: http://www.jamtoday.eu/toolkit-introduction/.
September 10, 2016