Hello everyone! If you weren't aware last weekend was Global Game Jam, the largest game jam in the world! This year JDE had the opportunity to team up with two other awesome organizations. The first one being DeFRAG (DePaul Fundamental Research in Academic Gaming) and the second being IGDA: Chicago, Chicago's IGDA chapter. Since we … Continue reading Global Game Jam
A few weeks ago we hosted our first game jam of the year, the frosty winter game jam. You could say it was a chill time jamming out with everyone who came by. For the first jam of the year, we had a great turn out! There were many new faces and some really great … Continue reading Frosty Winter Game Jam Recap
A couple weekends ago we had our first Virtual Reality (VR) game jam! We had the wonderful opportunity to team up with a VR lounge in Lincoln Park called Arthropod VR. It's a relatively new lounge and is the first one in Lincoln Park. For this game jam, we decided to make it 24 hours. … Continue reading First VR Game Jam
What a weekend! This past weekend some JDE members participated in Spooky Game Jam 2018, organized by the Voxelles, Sugar Gamers, and IGDA Chicago. This year it took place 2112 Chicago's lovely facility. With the theme being fear with had members in three different groups during the Jam. One team contained Thomas Newsome and Kailey … Continue reading Spooky Jam
We joined "The Very First Ever Extra Credits Game Jam" this weekend!
Learn about our SAIC x Columbia x DePaul x Columbia Jam!
Hey gang it's Kailey again this time with a radical game jam recap This past weekend, July 6th- 8th, we had another awesome game jam hosted by Vamped Games creators of Funk Unplugged! The theme was "Music was just Wiggly Air". We had a wonderful turn out and created two teams to participate. The first … Continue reading Vamped Games Jam Recap
Hey everyone, Gage & Zac here coming at you live for a Shenanijam review! Before I even begin I’d like to thank everyone who was able to show up and experience the jam. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do more with you. This last weekend the JDE folks participated in … Continue reading Shenanijam 2018
This was the final Creative Jam happening during the summer where people can imagine games beyond any scope. There wasn't a theme, just the opportunity to make whatever members thought of in the past. During the time, people looked at old creative journals they have made within the last year as an inspiration on where to … Continue reading Ending Creativity
Its been a few weeks in the summer and we've already had over 15+ prototypes made! We in the JDE have been growing each day in our concentrations and learning new skills along the way. Some designers have become proficient programmers, while other people have become proficient designers. Our final Game Jam consisted of the … Continue reading This is the End
Game Jam theme was Climax. Photos
Starting our second week as a group, I wanted to promote the idea of new perspectives. Something similar to seeing the other side of the coin. This eventually led to the theme inspired from Transformers, "Its Not What It Seems". Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3slrkLvR-g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiPHsbULaQ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_AETj-HsM