Create a mini-game that would exist as part of a larger game. This could be an existing IP or fictional IP. It could be as simple as a Warioware level, to a workout mini-game like in No More Heroes, to the pull-up challenge like in FF7R, and many others.
Interpretations of how economies could work in the future. alternative forms of currency.
(Ingredients are additional ideas related to the theme to help focus your creativity. )
Pound cake (aka Bundt Cake) is a diverse cake that is found in many parts frequently in African America families but also in other parts of the diaspora. It was Tim's grandma's most requested cake all the way til she made transition. The thickness and ease to eat with or without a fork makes pound cake a perfect cake for snacking and taking on the go. Folks have all kinds of variations of the cake - lemon, hibiscus, cinnamon, Jamaican rum cake, etc.
ATTN! If you're in the LA area, join us in Culver City to Co-Work in-person on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th.
(Address will be provided closer to the date)
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This jam is open to both digital and analog interactive experiences – choose the medium that excites you!
This jam is for creators of all relevant skills and experience levels, regardless of whether you have made interactive experiences before or not. Writing, art, design, music/sound design, programming, playtest expertise, etc. There are some skill experts in the discord group that can help out when you need (we're continually bringing in new skill experts to cover more focus areas.)
We highly recommend submitting your in-progress game even if you don't finish over the course of the jam, as you can always submit a more complete version later. And we love to learn more about what everyone worked on! We hope to share everyone's progress, regardless of full game completion, during our closing showcase stream.
"I want to join the fun but don't want to make anything." Bet. We'll be streaming some of our co-work sessions and our showcase. During those events, non-participants can join in discussions, brainstorming, and feedback sessions.
If you can't make this game jam, no worries. This is a jam "series". We will be doing more jams this year. So sign up for the MGK Newsletter to be notified when we announce the next jam in the series!
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We will be hosting online activities to support jammers in meeting and preparation. This list will update over time.
Readings (Future Economics)
Videos (Future Economics)
Games (Future Economics)
Games (Mini Games)
General Works for the Culture Bytes Jam Series
Here are some common tools/engines:
Culture Bytes is a series of game jams aimed at creating unique interactive experiences, under the context of ideas, perspectives, issues, and themes relevant to members of various Diasporas, over a 1-2 week period. Exploring the African Diaspora is the current focus of the jam series.
The purpose of this jam series is:
We are aiming to make this a great experience for everyone involved and to continue to improve this jam. We are looking for more team members! If you are interested in helping with the jam series or the jam, fill out this survey and we'll be in touch!
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