PacktLib: The Game Jam Survival Guide

The Game Jam Survival Guide

Credits

About the Author

About the Contributors

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Afterword

Before the Jam:Prepare Yourself for Success!

Finding freedom in constraints

What the experts say:

Game Jam survey stats

What the experts say:

Go with what you know

Preparing your base code

What the experts say:

Preparing your art tools

Practice makes perfect

Things to avoid

What the experts say:

Maintaining relationships

What the experts say:

Hours 1-12:Your Quest Begins!

Learn from others' mistakes

Dealing with the Game Jam "theme"

What the experts say:

Coming up with a plan

What the experts say:

Hours 13-24:Deeper into the Jungle!

Motivation techniques

What the experts say:

Hours 25-36:Breaking Through The Wall!

Keep It Simple, Stupid!

"War Story": Diary of a failed Game Jam

Common mistakes

Reducing production time

What the experts say:

Hours 37-48:Getting to the Finish Line!

"Captain's log"—diary of a winning entry

Avoiding headaches

What the experts say:

What to do when you think you might not finish

Common features of winning Game Jam games

Packaging your game

Submitting your game

What the experts say:

After the Jam:Fame and Fortune!

The voting process

What the experts say:

The next steps: post - Jam professionalism

What the experts say:

You made it!

Game Jams

Game Jams

Game Engines

Game Engines

Helpful Tools

Helpful Tools

The Community

The Community

Index