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A whole weekend to create new games! The popular concept of 48hrs game development jams is taking its place at Metalab once more. The weekend is 9th to 11th of December 2011. At the beginning (Fri at around 18:00) we will agree on a topic, and at Sunday evening (at around 22:00) all participants are invited to vote on everyone's game to find the winner of a fantastic trophy. In last year's game jam we created seven games, let's top that!
Why compete in game jams, and why are there never too many?
Because quantity will lead you to quality 
Solo participants are welcome but a team of two to four people is most efficient. During the event please add your team and game here and update often to keep track of progress. Metalab has a github account for open source games: http://github.com/metalab
kewagi will create trophies for the category and over-all winners. Design suggestions are welcome.
And don't forget, metalab has a Kinect that anyone can try for creative game controlling.
Super simple tools are e.g. http://www.bfxr.net/ and Audacity for editing your sounds.
Last year we had a workshop for everyone new to game programming and if interest is strong enough we might re-schedule those.
The chaotic and bug-infested presentation on Sunday set aside, Subotron has invited us to present the finished(?) games at their pro games series, that would be on December 22nd, enough time to really finish our games ;-)
Ludum dare 22
Want more? The week after, from 16th to 18th December, ludum dare 22 is taking place and a few metalabber will compete for this as well. Want even more? the gamejam calendar knows it all.
Organisation / Questions
Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pretty much anyone can participate, a good game dev team consists of a programmer, a graphic artist, a sound artist and a writer. Teams are often established before the weekend but you can compete solo or join forces with others on Friday. You don't have to add yourself to the list, just turn up at Metalab.
- TomK32 will defend last year's victory
- beanie also trying to defend his minor share of last year's victory
- +1 // Metalab - Member
- ... You? ...
add yourself please