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The formula to create a winning game? Just get together and jam

Game jams bring techies and artists together to build games in a creative environment - and they're increasingly popular in Ireland, writes Joe Griffin

2nd February, 2014
A recent Global GameCraft event where strangers including coders, writers, artists and musicians came together to create a game in a set time period. In Ireland the social aspect of such events is particularly important.

How long do you think it takes to turn a game around? Depending on the title, it can take as much as a decade or as little as a day. Game jams are a somewhat regular fixture on this island - and Global GameCraft is a meeting of strangers who are put into groups and assigned to create a game in an allocated time. Sometimes it can be as much as three days, or as...

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