A little late in running but the Scottish leg of the Global Game Jam, being held in the Saltire Centre of Glasgow Caledonian University, is almost underway! Contraints and theme have been revealed to the 43 jammers and they’re almost done setting up their development beasts in the open-plan area of Caledonian’s library.
The Theme for the SGJ is Deception, meaning games must revolve around trickery and fooling around with an opponent (or maybe even the player!), and on top of all that the game must contain either a Rink, a Sink, or a Wink. A tricky task? Not necessarily so for the best, foolhardiest developers, designers and artists that Glasgow and beyond can cough up.
The 43 jammers were introduced to the SGJ with a presentation from Dare To Be Digital from The University of Abertay Dundee and an additional talk on game jams by Realtime World’s Kestutis Tauckela, who is taking a break from developing up-and-coming MMO All Points Bulletin to oversee the entire Game Jam from Friday to Sunday. On top of all this, university lecturer Jon Sykes will be subjecting each jammer to a quick questionnaire each hour to see how they’re coping on an emotional level, all in the name of SCIENCE.
We’ll keep you posted through various channels, but most notably through our Twitter feed @scottishgamejam. Keep an eye on it, spread the word, and watch for our uStream coming online on the GGJ homepage!