Global Game Jam continues! Here's live video (without kittens)

Boing Boing Video, Offworld, and Boing Boing Gadgets have been on the scene at the Global Game Jam in various cities around the world, and we'll be bringing you some fun post-Jam documentary LOLs next week. For now, check out this meta Flickr photoset, which contains lots of sleepy developers, half-consumed energy drinks, and funny things people think up when they're hyperconnected and under-slept -- international dance-offs, for example.

Above, Boing Boing Video colleague Jolon Bankey is also organizing the Global Game Jam Costa Rica, and this is the live stream for CR. Pura Vida, guys!

Update: Here's the link for their liveblogging -- fun stuff afoot.

Below, Jolon writes:

Hey Xeni! We're at the site of the Global Game Jam in Costa Rica, and all the teams are going strong! We have a few casualties curled up in a corner behind me, but for the most part people haven't slept, or did so for 15 minutes sitting in front of their chairs before jerking awake and getting back to rocking their virtual world in the short time left.

With only 27 short sleepless hours ahead of them, everyone is surprisingly energized. We have had continuous communication with the other locations around the world via webcams and projectors everywhere, which has been a lot of fun. There have been Macarena dance-offs between Costa Rica and the rest of the world, we lost a contest with Brazil, but Scotland gave us a 10 for our efforts.

We polished off some giant tubs of Gallo Pinto and huevos revueltos earlier, and now people are just trying to push through with an unending stream of Sobe Adrenalin Rush (*cough* sponsors Thank you Sobe!)

-jgb 12.04.29 pm Saturday January 31st, 2009
Offices of Schematic, Costa Rica
PLaza Roble, Escazu, Costa Rica

Previously on Boing Boing:
* Global Game Jam has begun! (live video stream)
* Global Game Jam (48 hour videogame dev marathon) this weekend!

Global Game Jam 2009 CostaRica

Costa Rica Global Game Jam 2009




  1. I’m one of the programmers here, and even I find the live feed incredibly boring! The pleasure is in the results, and partial results, but they didn’t really put in a system for showing off the little milestone builds….

  2. As one of the Global Game Jammers, I can attest that the live feeds really were quite boring. :P

    But realistically, it’s very hard to track multiple people working at multiple computers on multiple games with one static camera.

    I think, from the viewers’ perspective, it would have been really cool if each developer team took turns “owning” the camera for 1 hour, and could even put on a little show & tell or live Q&A or something. Then each game gets their spotlight and even personal involvement.

    But from the ambitious developer’s perspective: I’ve got 48 hours to do something that might typically take a week. THERE’S NO TIME FOR GAMES! (except for this one right here, ahem)

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