Yo Videogames! by Ryan Shiu

WTF Are We Doing?
Throwing a Game Jam.

Most of us have ever done this before, but it seems fun and more than a little terrifying.

So fuck it, let's fail together.

A lot.

No, seriously What the fuck are you doing?

First off, what is it?

The WTF Game Jam is an opportunity for some friends who love games to come together and try to make their own. The catch is that most of us have never made a game or attended a game jam before, and have no idea where to start. We have a variety of backgrounds, and for 72 hours (minus some sleep in there somewhere) we will do nothing but code, write, draw, design, and bang our heads against our monitors as we try to figure out how to put together a video game. W'll work in teams or by ourselves, we might have ideas we've worked out before or pick something random at the beginning. At the end we'll show off what we managed to create, whether it's playable or not.

Uh, okay... Why?

We love games, but we don't make them. Most of us never have, and probably never would. We love to make things, we're all creative people, but we don't make games. We find excuses not to or our lives get too busy or it's too hard to get started. Admittedly, a few of us do have experience, but all of us would benefit from a weekend throwing ourselves at random projects and seeing what happens. We're doing this because we need a reason to make something, and because we love games too much to not try this again.

Besides, it'll be a hell of a story.

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