Last Friday was the annual Global Game Jam, and considering the fun we had last time, we participated once again.
This time the jam was at Beit Ha’ir in Tel Aviv, which is usually a museum, but the rad guys at GameIS turned it into a game making powerhouse. We worked around the clock to make a game called Karma Knight which is our first 2 player versus game ever.
While Karma Knight might be our last game for a long while because I, Yotam, am getting drafted for four and half years, I want to take this opportunity and tell everyone reading to just go and make games. Seriously. You don’t have to know code or be experienced to make a game. You just have to be passionate about it. It’s something everyone should experience in my opinion, and you get something you made when you’re done, which is the awesome-st feeling in the world. So next time there’s a Game Jam nearby (or online), make a team and MAKE SOME VIDEOGAMES
I feel like my time spent making videogames couldn’t be spent better. It has gotten me and my friends to places we’ve only dreamed of getting to, by creating our favorite thing ever – videogames. It’s a whole new world just waiting to be explored by young, inventive pioneers. If you look at how far 2014 has gotten us in terms of games and the technology surrounding them, I can only say I have high hopes for this year, even though I won’t be around.
Now go beat up some hobos when you play our game!