MENTAL Jam is a PhD research project, conducted at RMIT University, which is interested in understanding people’s experiences of depression and anxiety. We would like to know about your experience of depression and anxiety, including what this experience was like. We would like to develop video games about the lived experiences of depression and anxiety as a form of knowledge translation to promote empathy and … Continue reading An Invitation to Participate in Research: MENTAL Jam
Another year, another Global Game Jam, but this time it’s online and I had a chance to collaborate with Helen Kwok and some wonderful musicians, Yi-Ling Ng and Andrew J Ryan. Continue reading I made a game for #GGJ2021
After more than a year of PhD I finally finished my Confirmation of Candidature (I extended twice, coz Covid)…. Everything I worked for the past year, and even the past 10 years have led to this. Yesterday, Facebook reminded me of a memory of my first game job in the Philippines from 11 years ago (I didn’t realize it been so long). I think even … Continue reading I passed my Confirmation of Candidature!
Just a short vlog about what my life has been like, trying, struggling to do my PhD during a pandemic in Melbourne Australia (this was back in August). Continue reading PhD during a Pandemic
I found videos from my first online game jam and Google Hangout stream (back when it was still alive). Indie Speed Run was the first game jam I ever joined. It was online, and I remember we had to pay to join. I collaborated with 2 artists and another programmer. We did the entire jam remotely, we just shared our screens and collaborated using Google Hangouts.Continue reading “My first online game jam stream- Indie Speed Run 2012”
Freeplay is an Independent Games Festival normally held in Melbourne, but this year it was online and free, and you can watch it on YouTube! I was on a panel with other amazing Southeast Asian Game Developers, talking about our Rising Sea Game Jam (by the way, BeatWeavers is out!). And another one with Making Space, which is a not-for-profit co-operative support organisation empowering minority … Continue reading I attended my first Freeplay Festival
Thought I’d give a little bit of an update about where I am at with my PhD (also known as, I want to be a Doctor in Video Games). I just want to preface that PhD in different countries and universities are a bit different. So this is specifically based on my experience at RMIT in Australia. So for my PhD, I only have 1 … Continue reading PhD in Video Games Update
It’s been 35 days since I started my self-isolation. My flatmate left a month ago to be with her family, so I’ve been completely alone in our apartment for a while now. There are days when I have a lot of anxiety, like bricks pressing down on my chest and I can’t breathe. There are days, when I feel numb and just sit on the … Continue reading How I’m coping with Self-Isolation- Game Jams
“Tried” being the operative word. Although I did finish something, I didn’t upload it, because I got distracted on the first day and couldn’t create an entry (I got caught up with watching “Phantom of the Opera”, which was only available that weekend). The theme of Ludum Dare 46 is “Keep it Alive”. The idea was you are trying to keep you plant alive by … Continue reading I tried to make something for Ludum Dare 46
For the Shadow’s Edge Healing Hearts game jam, I decided to make a game, actually it’s more like an app that allows players to make vlogs. Since in the game Shadow’s Edge, it explores the use of journaling and art creation to improve your wellbeing. So in the same way, Healing Hearts, allows players to make vlogs based on different prompts, which are meant to … Continue reading I made a game app for Shadow’s Edge Healing Hearts Jam
I have been in self-isolation for 19 days now. Before the university cancelled face-to-face classes, I was a mentor for our Mates program (it’s more of a social thing, for new students starting university and arriving in Melbourne). It’s tough, starting university for the first time, arriving in a new city, new country, and then a few weeks in, everyone is forced to stay indoors, … Continue reading I’ve been organising weekly Zoom Game Parties during self-isolation
But you can’t play it yet, ‘coz it will be released as part of an album. And also because of self-isolation, social distancing, and the whole world being told to wash their hands while singing to Happy Birthday. The theme for the game jam is “Woven”, what is so interesting about this game jam is it’s a collaboration between Southeast Asian game developers. It starts … Continue reading I made a game for Rising Sea Game Jam
All the games are absolutely lovely. Do check them out: Continue reading I tried to play all the games from Games Aid Mental Health Jam
Games Aid organized an online game jam on itch.io with the theme of mental health and a duration of a week. So it’s okay to take it slow and be more relaxed about it. And I decided to join and make a game. Given the theme, I thought maybe it might be very personal, so instead of tapping my artist friends, I decided to draw … Continue reading I made a game for Games Aid Mental Health Jam #GamesAIDMHJam
I am joining another game jam, Games Aid Mental Health Jam, with the theme “Mental Health”.
I though it would be fun to share my thought process and how I came up with the game design of my game.Continue reading “#GamesAidMHJam Game Design Notes”