Two Decades of Game Jams

  title={Two Decades of Game Jams},
  author={Gorm Lai and Annakaisa Kultima and Foaad Khosmood and Johanna Pirker and Allan Fowler and Ilaria Vecchi and William H. Latham and Frederic Fol Leymarie},
  journal={Sixth Annual International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events},
In less than a year’s time, March 2022 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the first documented game jam, the Indie Game Jam, which took place in Oakland, California in 2002. Initially, game jams were widely seen as frivolous activities. Since then, they have taken the world by storm. Game jams have not only become part of the day-to-day process of many game developers, but jams are also used for activist purposes, for learning and teaching, as part of the experience economy, for making… Expand

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