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Indie developers are gearing up for the Asylum Jam, a 48-hour game development competition that challenges participants to design a horror game without falling back on mental health stereotypes common to the genre. In an effort to broaden entries and encourage alternate approaches to the genre, As...

October 7th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Oculus and IndieCade have announced the VR Jam 2013 finalists. If you've got an Oculus Rift and the compatible hardware, 14 of the 20 finalists are available to download and check out for yourself. Reinforcing the common knowledge that dragons are awesome and everyone wants to be a dragon, there's...

September 14th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Asylum Jam, a 48-hour game jam scheduled for October 11, will focus on developing horrifying experiences without contributing to the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Participants are to avoid the implementation of asylums, psych wards, medical professionals and insane patients in their subm...

September 1st 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Minecraft creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) participated in this year's 7DFPS developer challenge, a week-long game jam centered around first-person shooters. Persson's entry is Shambles, a Unity-based shooter that drops players in the middle of a zombie apocalypse with 50 bullets and 100 health p...

August 16th 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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Indie Speed Run has nothing to do with running or Speed (we hope), but it is all about indie developers, whether amateur, student or professional – and registration is open now. It's a 48-hour game jam set to begin in September, judged by industry luminaries Peter Molyneux, Notch, Suda51, R...

August 1st 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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From July 12 through 14, Vancouver will play host to game jam organizer iamagamer's first event – a 48 hour jam focused on crafting original games with female protagonists. "This unprecedented event will dispute the prevailing opinion that video games are for guys and that games with strong,...

June 28th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Molyjam Deux will blow your mind – but in an entirely different way than it did last year. Molyjam is a game jam spawned from the Peter Molyneux parody account, Peter Molydeux, which tweets out ridiculous game ideas that wouldn't be out of place in the real Molyneux's feed. Last year, develop...

June 25th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 12th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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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 r...

April 18th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

April 3rd 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Mojam, the Humble Bundle game jam featuring Minecraft developers at Mojang and a host of their indie friends, is over and the world is nine games richer. Mojam featured three official teams from Mojang and one surprise entry, along with teams from indie developers Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye Game S...

February 24th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments