Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 31, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 31, 2014
PR Newswire
View All
View All     Submit Event





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 
Call for Entries - GDC Plane Jam 2013!
by Byron AtkinsonJones on 02/12/13 08:37:00 am   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.
The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.

 

[Are you going to GDC 2013? Are you going to be sitting on a flight patiently waiting for it to get to SF? If so, if you have the guts - join us in Plane Jam and make a game during your flight.]

Lets face it, it sucks to be stuck on an aircraft, waiting till the moment the Captain tells you that you are about to descend into your destination. You could sleep but it's never really a restful sleep.

You could watch the films on the crappy screen but they never seem to drone out the noise of the screaming kids next to you. Don't get me started on the food or the endless queues for the toilets - sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between them.

So... what to do?

PLANE JAM! 

This year a few of us travellling to GDC 2013 will be holding an informal Jam where we make a game on the flight.

This is all going to happen asynchronously as we aren't all on the same flight or even travelling on the same days - the key is to just make a game and have fun doing it. There isn't a theme yet but I'm sure some cool suggestions will happen.

This is open to everybody and is a fun way to ease the burden of sitting on an aircraft for hours and hours and hours and hours.

So feel free to announce participation here via the comments. I'll eventually make a web page to host whatever you make, but for now let's keep it simple.

You can follow Byron on twitter: https://twitter.com/xiotex
You can buy the Alpha version of his latest game: xiotex-studios.com

 


Related Jobs

The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey — Ewing, New Jersey, United States
[10.31.14]

Assistant Professor - Interactive Multi Media - Tenure Track
Next Games
Next Games — Helsinki, Finland
[10.31.14]

Senior Level Designer
Magic Leap, Inc.
Magic Leap, Inc. — Wellington, New Zealand
[10.30.14]

Level Designer
Grover Gaming
Grover Gaming — Greenville, North Carolina, United States
[10.30.14]

3D Generalist / Artist






Comments


Tadhg Kelly
profile image
That's a great idea!

Byron AtkinsonJones
profile image
You should make a game on the way there Mr T. What's the flight time like for you from Seattle?

Andy Satterthwaite
profile image
Sounds cool ... I get 12 hours for it too (it's a long way from New Zealand!)

Byron AtkinsonJones
profile image
We are currently organising space at GDC where we can meet up and play the games made - there's going to be press coverage too.

E McNeill
profile image
Sounds fun, but I've got a 2-hour flight. That'll be one slapdash game!

Petrucio Stange
profile image
Sounds fun, count me in.

Byron AtkinsonJones
profile image
We are organising it all here: http://xiotex-studios.com/planeJam.html sign up in the forums.


none
 
Comment: