Best practices of Game Jams

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Jamming gives very unique feeling that I've never had at work. After thorough planning on paper and in Confluence I tirelessly code and code and code. No questions, no meetings, no watercooler breaks. Ideal life 🦄

#1 Evening brainstorm 🍵

  • search for jams in progress when a 3-day weekend is ahead
  • find out a theme
  • make a cup of tea
  • think about simple and fun mechanics
  • then go to sleep, write code tomorrow
  • if you don’t have ideas even after the second cup of tea, then you are not going to sleep today. Think better brain!

#2 Finish it at any cost

  • cut the scope

#3 Get your environment ready

Check that you have all tools installed

  • Krita
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • Soundly
  • LMMS
  • Godot 3.4.4.stable

Installed? Then you are ready to jam!

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