Checking for autosave.
From January 29th to January 31st 2016, thousands of teams around the world decamped to various locations, formed teams, and made videogames.
I spent the weekend at the site in Glasgow Caledonian University, and this special episode of Checkpoints follows three teams on that site through the whole weekend. It also features never before heard interviews with Adam Saltsman, Richard Lemachand, Iain Simon and Greg Rice about their experience with Game Jams.
As an extra modifier for this episode, I decided to try and record, arrange and edit the show in the same time frame as the people taking part in the show. I've had to add on a few extra hours so I could add in the final day's recordings, but I've pretty much finished it. I am exhausted.
It was an amazing weekend and I saw so many brilliant and inspired games created by passionate and devoted creators.
The games I specifically followed were For The Village, No Code and Kecak. You can check these out at the Glasgow Game Jam page here: http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/scottish-game-jam-glasgow
If you click locations at the top of that page and put in a country or city, you can also check out some of the thousands of other games made this weekend all around the globe. I'm about to check out some of the games made in Nepal.
What a world!
Huge thanks to David Farrell and Brian MacDonald for inviting me along, and for all the teams that let me bug them with a microphone while they should have been making games.