The ninth 48hr game making challenge (2015)

Turner, Jane (2015) The ninth 48hr game making challenge (2015). [Exhibition/Event]

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The 48 hour game making challenge has been running since 2007. In recent years, we have not only been running a 'game jam' for the local community but we have also been exploring the way in which the event itself and the place of the event has the potential to create its own stories. The 2015 challenge is part of a series of data collection opportunities focussed on the game jam itself and the meaning making that the participants engage in about the event. We are continuing the data collection commenced in 2012:

"Game jams are the creative festivals of the game development community and a game jam is very much an event or performance; its stories are those of subjective experience. Participants return year after year and recount personal stories from previous challenges; arrival in the 48hr location typically inspires instances of individual memory and narration more in keeping with those of a music festival or an oft frequented holiday destination. Since its inception, the 48hr has been heavily documented, from the photo-blogging of our first jam and the twitter streams of more recent events to more formal interviews and documentaries (see Anderson, 2012). We have even had our own moments of Gonzo journalism with an on-site press room one year and an ‘embedded’ journalist another year (Keogh, 2011). In the last two years of the 48hr we have started to explore ways and means to collect more abstract data during the event, that is, empirical data about movement and activity. The intent behind this form of data collection was to explore graphic and computer generated visualisations of the event, not for the purpose of formal analysis but in the service of further story telling."

[exerpt from truna aka j.turner, Thomas & Owen, 2013)

See: truna aka j.turner, Thomas & Owen (2013) Living the indie life: mapping creative teams in a 48 hour game jam and playing with data, Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, IE'2013, September 30 - October 01 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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ID Code: 90551
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Jane Turner (truna aka j.turner)
Funders: Game On public programs, Brisbane International Game Developers Association
Measurements or Duration: 48 hours
Number of Pieces: 27
Published Source:
Publisher: Brisbane International Game Developers Association
Location: From date: To date:
The Block, Creative Industries Precincts, Kelvin Grove 2015-10-02 2015-10-04
Keywords: Game jam, Creative practice, Game design, Creative communities, Innovation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Computer Gaming and Animation (190202)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Various
Copyright Statement: All digital works made within the 48hr period remain the copyright of the individual teams.
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2015 00:33
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 00:33

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