As promised, the next Boston Game Jam will be the Fall 2011 Cardboard Jam, on October 8th and 9th at GAMBIT.
As before, please bring your friends who love design and board or card games but whom are afraid of the whole programming/tech side of game jams. If that you, then now's your chance to bring yourself to a jam!
The beauty of this jam is that the technology barrier is waaaaaaay lower -- anyone can cut out pieces of paper, write with a pen, and organize objects on a board! We'll also be adding a bit more structure this time to facilitate play-testing and the peer feedback process.
October 8th and 9th, 2011
Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Singapore/MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
MIT Building NE25-388
5 Cambridge Center, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Because Boston still needs more independent game development and open, creative collaboration and innovation. And because making non-digital games lowers the barrier of entry and allows anyone to try their hand at game design in a collaborative environment. The April CBJ was a huge success, so we're bringing it back!
What to bring:
Paper, cardboard, playing card decks, dice, etc. Anything that will help you design and implement your game! Notebooks are encouraged, though we'll have lots of whiteboard space for collaborative design.
Darren Torpey (darren AT boston game jams DOT com)
Rik Eberhardt (reberhar AT mit DOT edu)
At this jam we'll focus more than ever on using constraints to inspire creativity in the design process and on cross-team collaboration. In particular, we will be playtesting each others' games a lot at this jam.
What's a game jam?
A game jam is an event where people of all disciplines come together to create interesting interactive works.
I've written up a more thorough Q & A for game jams on the Game Jams page.
More info can be found at Boston Game Jams