This past weekend a few of our JDE board members flew out to Maryland to attend and showcase at MAGFest! The game being showcased was Zac Mascarenas's Sashimi Slammers, the fish controlled two-button fighting game. It was so much fun to have people play the game with a smile as they tiredly smacked rubber fish. We … Continue reading JDE at MAGFest
Hey everyone, Sam here to tell everyone about our recent visit that we had at the Chicago branch of Wargaming. For those unfamiliar with the studio, Wargaming is the company in charge of the popular World of Tanks series. They have studios across the world and the studio we visited, the Chicago branch, is primarily … Continue reading World of Tanks – Studio Visit
Thanks to Matt Parker (alumni) for our JDE visit! It was amazing being able to visit a Wargaming Studio in Chicago. We got the full studio tour with their lead developers with a cool Q&A portion afterwards. This was super helpful since there were people of all development backgrounds able to accommodate what the JDE … Continue reading Studio Culture & Wargaming
Developers always need time to spend away from computers. Here at JDE, we occasionally take various field trips across Chicago. While JDE is primarily focused on making games, excursions away from games helps to cleanse our creative palates and allow us to come back rejuvenated and ready to look at games from a whole new … Continue reading Not Just Games….
Its been a month and our creativity hasn't been used in a while. We've spent time polishing builds that are soon to be dropped because they were too similar to games already published. We decided to do two Creative Jams, an open ended workshop both for two days straight where members used their knowledge and … Continue reading Attack on Creative Jams