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Global Game Jam 2017 and why hackathons are Great.

This weekend, I attended the Global Game Jam (GGJ for short) at the Unity HQs in San Francisco. The GGJ is a distributed, global hackathon where teams produce a game over the course of the weekend.  This year, the major sites hosting included Facebook, Google, and Unity, among others. Bath Buddies is a virtual reality game set in a bathtub, where two players have to coordinate in order to defend the Rubber Ducky from the tyranny of toy pirate ships and torpedo launching underwater subs. The game is free to download from that link and all the code is open sourced and available for you to see, although a lot of it is admittedly hacky. Our team was comprised of 6 (more…)

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Designing Games

Recently, I’ve been reading a couple of really great books on game design. If you have ever been interested in designing games, or, indeed, consumer products in general, I would advise that you try your hand at prototyping a few Read more…

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