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Purple Monkey Game Jam VIII - April 2017

Scott Doxey
April 20, 2017
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Purple Monkey Game Jam VIII - April 2017

The Purple Monkey Game Jam is a theme-based, non-competitive, two-day event where developers, artists, music composers, writers, and anyone who has an interest in building games get together to build something awesome. The theme of each event is picked at random from community sourced themes and announced the day of the event. Participants can join teams or work alone.

Scott Doxey

April 20, 2017
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  1. Special thanks to

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  2. Purple Monkey
    Game Jam VIII
    April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

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  3. n. game jam - a two day event
    where one scrambles like crazy to
    build an awesome game with
    good folks. We made an awesome
    game at a game jam.

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  4. How to survive a game jam.

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  5. 1.
    Keep it simple

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  6. Take one idea and simplify,
    and simplify,
    and simplify …

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  7. Until you have something you can
    safely build in a day or less
    (because it will take you longer).

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  8. 2.
    Plan like crazy

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  9. This will help you focus,
    delegate tasks and
    finish your game.

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  10. Especially at 2 am at night
    when you refuse to go to sleep
    (you should probably sleep).

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  11. Create a repo everyone on your
    team can work from.

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  12. Decide upfront if you want to
    work on master or use
    feature branches.

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  13. GitHub Pages can also be a great
    place to host your game if you are
    building it with HTML & JavaScript.

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  14. 4.
    Code fast and furious

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  15. It’s OK if your write bad code,
    as long as it works.

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  16. Write bad code now,
    fix it later.

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  17. “Don’t look at the code I used to
    animate the [main character].
    Please.”
    – Quote from a real person

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  18. Game jams aren’t worth it if
    you don’t have fun.

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  19. If something you are
    building is stressing you out,
    it’s probably not worth it.

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  20. Theme reveal!

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