Yep! We did it again this year!
In conjunction with the Global Game Jam 2014, KDU University College with IGDA Malaysia hosted the Malaysian (KL/Selangor) Game Jam while KDU College Penang hosted the Northern Region Game Jam. In case you didn’t know, the Global Game Jam is an annual event held under the effort of International Game Developers Association (IGDA) which gathers game developers all around the world to create games based on a central theme within 48 hours in the spirit of collaboration, sharing and having fun. This year’s Global Game Jam was held in 480 locations in over 70 countries.
KDU University College also piloted the Global Game Jam Bootcamp at its Damansara Jaya campus, supported by the Malaysian Entry-Point Project Game Development Cluster, MyGameDev2020 and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
The Global Game Jam Bootcamp aimed at Secondary School students attracted a total of 65 students from various schools in the peninsular. The Bootcamp participants was treated to a talk on creativity by developer Johaness Reuben, a 15-year veteran technical game artist who has worked on notable game titles on the Nintendo, Playstation and PC Games. The Bootcamp participants then attended a series of full-day workshops over the weekend, which taught them the fundamentals of developing games by creating game art assets and a simple functioning digital game using a game creation platform.
Ok, enough talk…pictures or it didn’t happen!
Industry veteran, Johaness sharing his views on creativity and the game development industry.
Student Participants having a quick read on the Games Industry and the programme before the start of the event.
Day two of the Game Development Bootcamp – Students are learning the fundamentals of Game Art. Pixels! Yay!
Always the fun moment for jammers! The first day of the Game Jam and Buzz is giving them a taste of game
titles random generator. Evil bobsleds of puny poodle power! Go make that game!
The Global Game Jam is about bringing people from all around the world (and of all ages) – sometimes to the same place. Here we have someone from an Australian University with an Occulus Rift.
Jammers hard at work with multiple screens. Talk about overkill…
Group shot of everyone participating in the Global Game Jam and the Game Jam Bootcamp 2014!
It was certainly fun! See you again in 2015!