Two decades of game jams

Gorm Lai, Annakaisa Kultima, Foaad Khosmood, Johanna Pirker, Allan Fowler, Ilaria Vecchi, William Latham, Frederic Fol Leymarie

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference article in proceedingsScientificvertaisarvioitu

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In less than a year's time, March 2022 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the first documented game jam, the Indie Game Jam, which took place in Oakland, California in 2002. Initially, game jams were widely seen as frivolous activities. Since then, they have taken the world by storm. Game jams have not only become part of the day-to-day process of many game developers, but jams are also used for activist purposes, for learning and teaching, as part of the experience economy, for making commercial prototypes that gamers can vote on, and more. Beyond only surveying game jams and the relevant published scientific literature from the last two decades, this paper has several additional contributions. It builds a history of game jams, and proposes two different taxonomies of game jams - a historical and a categorical. In addition, it discusses the definition of game jam and identifies the most active research areas within the game jam community such as the interplay and development with local communities, the study and analysis of game jammers and organisers, and works that bring a critical look on game jams.

OtsikkoProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events, ICGJ 2021
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450384179
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2 elok. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events - Virtual, Online, Montreal, Kanada
Kesto: 2 elok. 20212 elok. 2021
Konferenssinumero: 6


NimiACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceInternational Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events


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