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Tag Archives: game jam
Tower Jam is an online game jam that runs the month of September. The idea is to create games that are about characters that typically don’t have agency in games–particularly those that play the role of Damsel in Distress, the … Continue reading
Here at the Borderhouse, the portrayal of women in games has been a major topic of discussion. A couple of months ago, Borderhouse contributor Samantha Allen argued that more games need to be made with female protagonists. On July 12th-14th, … Continue reading
This June marks the second-annual Worldwide Game Development Month event. Much like the month-long novel-writing marathon NaNoWriMo, WoGaDeMo is an event that gives you a goal (make a game), a deadline (in 30 days), and a community to help you … Continue reading
This year I made a pact to myself to quit talking about doing things and actually go out and do things. More specifically, in the realm of creating and learning. So far, I’ve been doing moderately well at that. I’ve … Continue reading
The first-ever TBH Game Jam has officially ended. I wanted to thank everyone who participated and who spread the word about the event. There are just a few things I wanted to make sure everyone saw about the end of … Continue reading
If you’re reading this, then the first-ever Border House Game Jam has officially begun everywhere in the world! Your goal: make a game in Twine. Submit your game HTML file or a link to your game to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight … Continue reading
I’d like to invite all Border House readers and authors to participate in the community’s first-ever game jam, beginning this Thursday! What is a game jam? If you don’t know what a game jam is, basically it is an event … Continue reading