Mcr Game Jam 2012 (Day 1)

The first ever Manchester game jam took place over the weekend (21-22 Apr) at MadLab. The two-day event attracted nearly 50 people to participate, including the BSc students in Computer & Video Games in the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford, one of the sponsors of the event. Nearly 15 games in different genres and forms were made over two days. I participated in the making of two games: one physical pervasive game and one 3D board game. I shall blog about the creation processes of these two games in the following days.

Here are some photos taken on the first day.

Socialising, networking and playing games prior to the first jam




Simon Lumb and Dan Hett kicked off the gam jam weekend




Concentrating on making the first game around the theme “Royalty” (as 21 Apr is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II)






The tools used to make the games





Presenting the outcomes from the first jam

Generating random themes for the 2nd jam






Portrait of one of the game jammers

[to be continued]

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