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Global Game Jam Keynote, woooo! - January 25th, 2013

Hello Global Game Jammers!

I’d like to personally thank Gorm Lai for giving me the opportunity to keynote the 2013 Global Game Jam. It was a humbling experience to be writing for such a talented and driven audience, and I hope my video provided at least a few ideas for getting the most out of a jam. I’m very much looking forward to playing the results.

Edit: And if you ain’t seen the video yet, here it is. : ) My keynote starts at 3:30.

P.S. By popular request, here are the ’social network’ comics that appear when I’m encouraging people to spend more time with their local friends.

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Ah, social networks. One day, a hip new media company will trademark the phrase “Go Be Social” and the word will lose all trace of its original meaning.

I’m flying home this weekend after more than two months solid on the road, but rest assured I’ll find time to participate in the Global Game Jam in some capacity. : ) If you want to keep up with more of my nonsense, I highly encourage you to follow me on Twitter.

By the way, I don’t think I ever posted this here, but my most recent game jam creation was called Around the World in 100 Cards. If you’re interested, it’ll teach you to recognize foreign alphabets as a gestalt, e.g. by learning to spot the differences between the Thai alphabet and the Cambodian one.

This is making me think there should be a jam where the theme is just “Global.” Although that could just be my pun sense tingling.

3 Responses to “Global Game Jam Keynote, woooo!”

  1. Benjamin Says:

    haha you’re totally right about the social tag line. some random suit is going to stumble across this and it will blow his mind, and he’ll get all the high fives his office can handle.
    its hilarious and horribly depressing, all at once

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