I passed my Confirmation of Candidature!

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!

My first online game jam stream- Indie Speed Run 2012

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.

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I attended my first Freeplay Festival

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

How I’m coping with Self-Isolation- Game Jams

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

I tried to make something for Ludum Dare 46

“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

I made a game app for Shadow’s Edge Healing Hearts Jam

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’ve been organising weekly Zoom Game Parties during self-isolation

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

I made a game for Rising Sea Game Jam

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

I made a game for Games Aid Mental Health Jam #GamesAIDMHJam

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

PhD in Video Games: My Reading List

As I’m starting to accumulate books in my physical and EndNote library, I think I might as well share my reading list here as well. If you are also doing or planning to do a PhD in Video Games, here are some books that are on my reading list and you should also check out. Also, if you have any book recommendations, please comment or tweet me @purplelilgirl, thank you.

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