48-hour Game Jam a big hit

Media Design School 11 Feb 2013 Comments

More than 60 budding developers spent 48 hours at Media Design School collaborating on a variety of projects as part of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) and the results were nothing short of amazing.

It was the third time Media Design School has participated in the global event, which included more than 16,000 people in 63 countries.

“Global Game Jam is an excellent opportunity for game developers, both experienced and newcomers, to get involved in the game making community,” said Media Design School senior game art lecturer James Manning.

“It was great to see students (both past and present) working in teams alongside industry veterans such as NZGDA chairperson Stephen Knightly.”

Knightly’s team worked on Cupidity

Other notable games from Media Design School students include:

Awkward Adventure - This game involves a socially awkward teenager named Eric who is trying to navigate a series of complicated social situations in order to ensure he doesn't die of a heart attack.

McHeart Pixel - Fast paced, action packed, comedy, 3 player co-operative HTML 5 game using the mouse, keyboard and xbox 360 controller.

You can also take a look at what went down…

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

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For a full list of games from Media Design School click here