Sunday, April 9, 2017

Let's talk games

When we were running the Global Game Jam in January this year we wanted a quick and easy way to chat, discuss and get help from fellow jammers from Bangalore and others across various jam sites in India. Our idea was to setup a Slack and quickly get the ball moving. This turned out to be a great success during the jam as there was a lot of back and forth and sharing of screenshots etc. on all the channels.

As part of the continuing efforts to bring the game development community closer, we decided that such an open space could still be useful beyond the GGJ and can help the community grow. Our pubic slack channel is open to all and is now a 100+ strong. Follow the link below to ...

Monday, March 27, 2017

IGDA Bangalore presents, The Industry Speaks

"I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am." - Albert Einstein

Great designers and artists seem to have an extrasensory knack when it comes to getting things just right by going with their gut. As with everything great about the gut, we believe that this is also a cultivated taste.

What better way to validate and back your intuitions than with actual data!

Demo Day #4 - A look back

As this eventful weekend comes to a close, we take a moment to look back at the Demo Day. But first, some numbers.

This is officially our 4th Demo Day. About 40 people attended the event, of which the majority were developers and the rest consisted of a small number of students and folk from other industries. We saw demos of around 12 games, most of which were still under development or in early beta.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Events Galore!

If you love games and if you are in Bangalore, then you are in luck! This weekend seems to be jam packed with events back to back! Here are a few you want to keep an eye on and attend (in chronological order).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Global Game Jam 2017 - A look back

The Global Game Jam 2017 has come to a close, we’ve had a good few days of much needed rest and relaxation; as well as time to catch up for some introspection. This is our GGJ 2017 postmortem post in which we will try to give you an idea of what went into planning and executing this year’s jam. We’ll also try to make notes on what went well and what didn’t so that next year we can do it all over again, but better. Over the years Bangalore has had the good fortune of a wealth of participants coming to the jam, from all over India. In the past few years, we’ve seen newer jam sites open up. Initially we wondered if this would dilute the community of jammers who jammed every year, but that wasn’t to be, as we’ve had a record number of registrations and jammer participation than any year.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Global Game Jam Bangalore - 2017 is here!!

IGDA Bangalore proudly welcomes you to Global Game Jam Bangalore 2017.

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is an annual distributed computer game developer’s jam. The GGJ provides a platform for aspiring and professional game developers across the world to come together and build games over the course of a weekend (48 hours). This year, India (Bangalore) will be hosting GGJ on the weekend of Jan 20-22nd, 2017.