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Global Game Jam: 48 Hours of Persistence, Programming, and Pizza at Scottish Game Jam [Paperback]

Jon Brady
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28 Oct 2011 0957051107 978-0957051102
January 28th 2011. Over 100 game developers, artists and designers gather at Glasgow Caledonian University. Ahead of them, the Scottish leg of the Global Game Jam - 48 hours of exhausting, sleep-deprived but invigorating and adrenalin-fuelled hardcore game development. The theme? Extinction. Enter Jon Brady, game journalist and Game Jam reporter veteran. Follow his exploits as he tries to document the Jam over the entire 48 hours - a job made progressively harder as insomnia, caffeine, alcohol, equipment failure and errands all take their toll and he begins to contemplate a personal extinction of his own. Global Game Jam offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective into what it takes to compete, survive and excel at a Game Jam competition. Full book details can be found on the Bennion Kearny website.

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Bennion Kearny Limited (28 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957051107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957051102
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,189,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars It's a book! 28 Dec 2011
By Mehall
There's a front cover (and a back one), and many words inside.

Many of these words, and a fair few are even insightful.

This book let me know about the highs and lows of the Game Jam, and re-ignited my interest in the game Jam itself.

Author has moments when he rambles a little, but his intention was to make as much of the book during the game jam as he could, so much of it is written in a sleep deprived/caffeine high furore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Direct and Intriguing Account 10 Dec 2011
Game Jams were a fairly unknown entity to me, yet now I want to participate and help out in anyway I can, all thanks to this book. If you're unaware of a Game Jam but the concept interests you, throughout the book the interest will grow and grow, throughout the trials and tribulations of developing a game (or helping run the event whilst others develop a game) in such a short time frame. With no airs or graces about the way its presented, with an honest and straightforward approach to chronicling the events, Global Game Jam is a recommended read for those interested in video games, video game development or the logistics of organizing lots and lots of pizza.
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