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
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
My first IRL game jam! I have done a couple of game jams in the past, but they have always been just me (in my PJs) at home in front of my computer. Sometimes I’d team up with my sisters, sometimes I’d team up with my friends and we’d work through Google Hang Outs (since we are in different countries). But I’ve never tried actually … Continue reading #ggj15
So I haven’t done a game jam in a while (after I failed my #nar8). And I wasn’t really planning on doing #indiesvspewdiepie. But then my lil sis and I woke up on Saturday and saw that one of our colleagues were doing it, and we’re like yah, we should do it too. But first French Toast with eggs and bacon, sprinkles (because why wouldn’t … Continue reading #indiesvspewdiepie weekend jam
Indie Speed Run is like a game jam, but slightly different, because one, you don’t have to be at a physical location (which is great, so at least you get to sleep in your own bed, if ever, between breaks) and it has a theme and an element that you need to incorporate into your game.
This is my second year doing Indie Speed Run, last year was my first (also my first ever game jam). Instead of grouping with my friends who were in the Philippines and working together virtually through Google Hangouts like I did last year, I decided to group up with my sisters instead, and we worked on the game together from our apartment. I’m just lucky to be a programmer that have 2 sisters who are artists.
Check out their About page, no one can describe Indie Speed Run than them. Anyway, my team (Len, Gina and Anje and I) are participating in it later. We will be live streaming our Google Hangout of the whole thing. So stay tuned. Am nervous, excited, and hoping that we can finish a game in 48 hours. Indie Speed Run Continue reading Indie Speed Run