|Open Jam For Open Source Games|
|Written by Lucy Black|
|Tuesday, 03 October 2017|
A three-day games jam with an emphasis on using open source game development tools and a requirement to open source the resulting games starts on October 6th.
This is the first game jam organized by Opensource.com and its announcement explains:
Game jams are hackathon-like video game creation events. They come in many shapes and sizes, but usually have a theme to base the games on, a set amount of time to complete them, and a judging process that helps creators get feedback.
The difference with Open Jam is that is dedicated to promoting open source games and game development tools.and the top three games will be featured at All Things Open, a conference taking place October 23-24 in New York and, like Opensource.com sponsored by Red Hat. There are no monetary rewards and the Open Jam website states:
No matter what your rating, your game and your source, and your contribution to open source are the prize.
The timetable for for Open Jam is:
Other guidelines are:
The Open Jam website has links to lists of open source game creation tools and it has a forum where you can ask questions.
You can work solo or as a team and to find a team to join you are advised to checkout the Open Jam CrowdForge team page.
If you want to get into game development this sounds like a busy weekend and a load of fun.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 October 2017 )|