Deciphering hackathons and game jams through play

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Abstract

One of the many challenges facing the growth and proliferation of game jam communities is the ambiguity between game jams and allied activities including hackathons and other high intensity events. This research identifies the distinguishing characteristics of games jams and uniquely identifies the technical, cultural and experimental differences that define the game jam practices. The benefit of such understanding not only supports the continued growth of such act activities, it helps to disambiguate game jam activities from other productive practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events, GJH and GC 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages42-45
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340830
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events, GJH and GC 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2016 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events, GJH and GC 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events, GJH and GC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period3/13/16 → …

Keywords

  • Distinguishing hackathons from game jams
  • Game jams
  • Hackathons
  • Play
  • Play state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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