Consider entering a game jam

Game jamsMuch as I like creating games, game jams are not really my thing as I like to spend time polishing and making them look good and that’s not really how you want to spend your 24-72 hours.

But clearly they are for others as the GMTK Game Jam in 2020 had over 5,000 entries! Here’s a GitHub staff pick of their favourite top ten entries.

What is a game jam? Well Wikipedia helps out “A game jam is a contest where participants try to make a video game from scratch. Depending on the format, participants might work independently, or in teams. The contest duration usually ranges from 24 to 72 hours. Participants are generally programmers, game designers, artists, writers, and others in game development-related fields.”

There are probably more game jams going on than you imagine. The itch.io website has a list of forthcoming game jams plus links to past ones.

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