Apr 16 2010

Upcoming 48 hour game development events

Ludum Dare 17 is going to be next weekend (23-25 April). I’ll be participating in this one. (I missed LD 16 due to work, so this time I requested vacation time :)) Theme voting should open next week.

If you’re in Canada, To-Jam 5 is running the same weekend.

And to get you fired up about whichever event you’re going to participate in or watch, here’s Sid Meier at a 48-hr competition held at U. Michigan (some neat anecdotes about the early game industry as well):

(via the Escapist, originally from Dell (I think))

As an aside, what’s the right word to describe these events? LD is structured as a competition and has judging, but ‘winning’ or ‘beating the competition’ isn’t really the point. From what I gather, the various global game jams are the same way.

3 Comments

  • By Drew, April 16, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    good luck,

    any prizes for the winner?

  • By Tony, April 17, 2010 @ 1:00 am

    Thanks! No prizes for LD… it’s just for fun and practice.

  • By Ann, April 17, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    Looks like fun, good luck in the competition

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