Organised by an Indian-American among others, the collaborative game development event in the US which seeks to create games on space travel and exploration within 48 hours, will finish today.
The event Indie·Galactic·Space·Jam is an event for developers to come together in a physical environment and attempt to rapidly prototype a game (video or otherwise) focused on some element of space in a limited amount of time.
This is the 2nd event of Indie Galactic Space Jam, and “we’re excited to bring this event back even bigger and better than last year. This year, we’re providing additional fun challenges, better resources and greater opportunity for talent exposure. This is your chance to build something extraordinary with talented peers from all over Central Florida,” said Kunal Patel, one of the organizers.
“Everyone is welcome to participate throughout the 48-hour Jam. We’re looking for artists, programmers, game designers, UI & UX designers, sound designers, writers, poets, interpretive dancers, people excited about games, people excited about space, people who like to eat pizza, and people like you. Register today and get ready to jam!,” said organizers on their website.
Kunal Patel and Peter Smith are the two organizers of the Indie Galactic Space Jam. Unlike NASA which is spending billions of dollars, they calim their simulation games are developed on earth for a whole lot less, says Patel.
“We have a lot of talented people that can create some pretty amazing simulations”, he said. “Last time we had 20 games created. They ranged from very simple games that one person put together to things a whole team worked on.”