I got to help organize another game jam over the last weekend. This time it was with the Game Research Group at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center on the west side of Manhattan.
The games are posted up on the jam’s site (scroll down a little). We had 8 from jam teams in NYC and another game from a special satellite team in Mexico. There’s some really fun stuff on there, so you should check it out before some of the links are inevitably lost to the churn of the net. Each team was assigned a JCVD movie at random and told to run with it.
Given the reputation of movie-based videogames as unimaginative cash-ins, it was really exciting to see people go as far as they did: dating sims, novel physical interfaces, and pseudo-larp weirdness.
I think I’d like to try a jam where all the teams are working from the same movie. Maybe we all go to a film on opening night, and then jam all weekend. Imagine: Dark Knight Rises Jam. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Jam. The Descendents Jam.