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You don't get into a video game career to make huge stacks of money, you do it because you love games. That means that the idea of Game Jams can actually make sense. What's a Game Jam? Well, it's the event on display in the latest WildStar Wednesday, and it's also a way for the Carbine Studios team...

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Surgeon Simulator 2013 will be available for download on Steam tomorrow, April 19. It started out as a cheeky (and wince-inducing) game jam project by four developers made in just two days, and was later approved as a full release by Steam's Greenlight program. You can still play the original jam...

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Double Fine programmer Anna Kipnis hosted a wonderful GDC panel about her time creating "What Would Molydeux," a 2012 game jam inspired by the Peter Molyneux twitter parody, Peter Molydeux. The jam was a rousing success, spanning 32 cities worldwide, with Peter Molyneux himself even showing up for ...

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The second Humble Bundle Mojam charity event is a go, now through Saturday, February 23, streaming live via the Humble Bundle website. Mojang – the developers of Minecraft – have joined forces with indie studios Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye Game Studio, Vlambeer and Wolfire Games for t...

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The developers at Mojang, creators of Minecraft, are splitting into two teams and banging out a lineup of complete games in three days for Mojam, from tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET to Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. Six additional indie developers will be on hand to help Mojang make some games: Grapefrukt, Ludosit...

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The Create game jam was designed to jump-start Ouya game development, asking indies to make an Android-based game in just 10 days, from January 13 - 24. Now that development time is up, Kill Screen has a list of all the games up for judgment, with finalists to be announced on February 11 and winn...

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If the Ouya is to succeed among not only traditional game consoles, but other Android console things, it needs some standout games. To fulfill that requirement, Ouya is teaming up with Kill Screen to create a bunch of games in short order. The "CREATE" game jam is a ten-day competition running betw...

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The relaxed version of Ludum Dare 25 ends today, while the 48-hour game jam closed out yesterday, and all this means that there are some brand spankin' new indie games you can play right now. Most developers are now posting links to their jam games, both in download and browser form, on the Ludum D...

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Ludum Dare, a massive online game jam currently on its 25th iteration, is going on right now, but won't be for much longer. Ludum Dare 25 began on December 14 with the theme, "You are the villain" (We didn't want to tell you, but you totally are. Pity, that). Ludum Dare 25 consists of the strict, 4...

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The "F*ck This Jam" event, a game jam about creating games in genres you hate, begins today, running through November 17. Participants can sign up through the "BMO" tool, an online system designed to track individual processes in game jams. Naturally, it was originally developed for the Adventure ...

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F*ck This Jam is all about anarchy on the indie scene, challenging developers to pick their most hated genre and create a brilliant game within it. Founder Rami Ismail isn't doing this because he's a sadist; he believes in the possibility for beauty in resentment. So far the top three most-hated ge...

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A group of UK students broke the world record for the largest games jam, with 329 young developers gathering to make games within 48 hours. Despite what could only be some hardcore sleep deprivation, the jam managed to make 41 games for Windows 8. The event, sponsored by Microsoft and gaming course...

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What time is it? Frantic, sleepless coding time! A last-minute event has been added to the upcoming Fantastic Arcade celebrations in Austin, TX: a 48-hour game jam in which participants will attempt to create games about, based on, inspired by, or otherwise tied into Cartoon Network's wonderful Adv...

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One of the three minigames included in the Journey Collector's Edition is Gravediggers, a title (un)borne from thatgamecompany's first 24-hour game jam in 2008, though it looks more like it comes out of 1980. The static visuals belie a complex multiplayer game, wherein up to six players have to s...

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"What Would Peter Molyduex, if he were here right now? We bet he'd kick an a..." and we'll let your twisted little minds fill in the rest of those lyrics. The What Would Molydeux? game jam has turned from a two-city semi-satirical proposition into a 16-city, truly international game jam, running fr...

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Mojang is everyone's favorite studio to blindly throw money at these days, so it comes as little surprise that the Sweden-based Minecraft creators raised nearly $500K ($458,215.95) this past weekend during a live "game jam." The conceit was that Mojang would arrange a game jam (a "Mojam," if you wi...

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