“Game jams are not only a way to take a peek at game development, it’s a great tool to stimulate your mind and your skills.
A game jam process isn’t classic game development, but has all its force. Indeed, as it takes place during a really short and fixed period of time, you must prototype, think and decide quickly. Plus, you should aim at essential game mechanics and keep it simple.
Game jams are a great way to experiment with new game features, even to simply try and fail! You can refresh yourself, and take a break on a long project.
In some companies, game jams are an important step in a game’s development. It’s used to validate a game concept, to test the viability of a project, estimate the development time, or question the scope.”
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