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Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 02:44 pm
[PUBLIC] Crash Development

So I had a thought, and I'm reaching out to get ideas from my fellow development geeks. I was thinking about hosting a weeklong video game development session -- basically convene a group of my friends who are interested in design, development, writing, and art, and come together in a closed environment for a week, and pound out a new, never-before-seen game. Sort of an Iron GM, but a longer Iron GD without the awards ceremony at the end. I realize for those of you who do development for a living, that sounds like a hellish experience, but for those of us who went on to other industries, I thought this might be a fun activity for us to give a go. I expect it would probably be after Jan 1, when most people I know have vacation-time resets, but I'm collecting interest now. Who thinks this is a good idea?

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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)

Taking a vacation from developing to do… developing… does seem odd, but I suppose game development is a rather different beast than business software development. Might be interesting, but I don't think I have vacation time to spare. I would be interested in trying out the result, though.


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londo
londo
A fool who should know better
Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)

This sounds tremendously appealing, actually.

I'm uncertain if, as a backend/database guy, I have a useful skillset. Also January is historically crunchy for me.

But I like the idea, weirdly.


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usernamenumber
usernamenumber
Brad Smith
Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)

If I had a weekend to spare (which is a rare thing for me), I'd love to get my pygame on and figure something out. Unfortunately, I'd be unlikely to have any time to spend on such a project outside of that weekend, but it'd still be a fun learning experience.


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witticaster
witticaster
Mac
Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)

My skill set at the moment mostly includes curiosity and strong opinions, (and maybe if I don't get this job I'll put that on my resume), but it's really hard to say 'let's design a videogame!' and not pique my interest.


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