Sold out in less than 8 weeks at $50 a spot, Adelaide Australia’s AIE campus is ready to kick off their first official Global Game Jam. With an initial keynote from acclaimed developer Media Molecule, AIE Global Game Jam’s 50 participants will be give the secret theme under which they will create their projects. It will be a test of determination, stamina, skills, talent, and collaboration as 3:00PM Sunday is the cutoff for participants to submit the product of their efforts and possibly above average doses of caffeine.
The developer’s games will be judged under the following categories:
- Best Programming
- Best Art
- Best Design
- People’s Choice
Winners will be awarded a variety of prizes including all access passes to PAX Australia, as well as gift cards to my personal favorite, JB-HiFi.
Game Truck Australia, ODD Games, and Two Lives Left have generously sponsored the game jam, providing essential support to make it all happen.
As the event progresses throughout the weekend, I will be onsite at AIE to talk with developers and share what I can about some of these sure to be kick-ass projects. Below is a link with the Twitch stream from the event where some of these interviews will take place: