Global Game Jam starts today! Here’s my keynote, “How to Make a Game in 48 Hours”

The 48-hour Global Game Jam has started! And here’s my “How to Make a Game in 48 Hours” keynote if anyone’s curious.  It began first in New Zealand, and then as the Earth rotates, new jams pop up each hour in each new time zone, beginning at 5pm (each local time) Friday evening, with the last local jam beginning in San Francisco / LA.  It was created and organized by the ever amazing Susan Gold, more info on the jam’s official site here – you can also view each location streaming live. Right now all I see is a bunch of kittens. -Kyle

Update: Several people have asked about the games I showed in the video.  The majority of the fast clips were from the Experimental Gameplay Project. The “tree game” is a little toy called “Big Vine” which you can get here. “Illegal Communication” by Cactus is here and highly recommended. Gish is everywhere and needs no introduction.

30 Responses to “Global Game Jam starts today! Here’s my keynote, “How to Make a Game in 48 Hours””

  1. LostOverThere Says:

    Absolutely brilliant, though, where’s Ron these days? :P

    I’d love to see my friend (http://spiritsofmetropolis.com) go to this one day. He’s an independent game designer trying to crack into the casual market though hasn’t really got the attention he deserves.

    Also, cactus is a great designer ^^

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  3. Sean Says:

    Thanks for sharing the vid! Great tips :)

  4. Roto13 Says:

    Adorably awkward. :P

  5. Steve Swink Says:

    That…was beautiful.

    *charges the hill*
    *shoots the babies in the crib*
    *tokavates the winnovation*

    Kyle is our hero!

    Love,

    Flashbang

  6. Alex Says:

    Who knows what those (shortly) featured Games are?
    Some of them look really interesting!

  7. another Alex Says:

    I like to fail spectactularilliarly!
    Very nice vid!
    Cheers

  8. Tanner S. Says:

    Tyra reminds me of a beauty goo. She looks horrible.

    Also, I too want to try out those games. They look fantastic

  9. Wetterdew Says:

    Heh, I don’t think it said “don’t care” the last time you told us about that graph…

  10. axcho Says:

    Great presentation, thank you! :D

    I tried to paraphrase your 7 tips on my blog (click my name for the link!). I hope you don’t mind. Let me know if I did a good job. :)

    This Global Game Jam looks exciting. I really wish I could participate. Unfortunately, some difficulties both in time and space seem to be preventing my participation…

    I am almost afraid to consider the immense flood of new games that is sure to result. :p But this is a good thing, right? I guess we’ll see what happens.

  11. face Says:

    Can you share with us the song names that were in your video?

  12. goo fan Says:

    Thank,

    Great vid, better than some of the Hollywood’s mainstream :D And this must have been the most beautifull nuke I have ever seen!

    I wanted to ask about a name of the game at 6:01. It looks totally hot but I’ve never seen it before.

    BR,
    Goo Fan

  13. LostOverThere Says:

    Its also quite amazing that Cactus just uses GameMaker to make his stuff with. I guess it just goes to show you don’t need to know C++ or another big fancy language to make something that’s fun. :)

  14. DEFE Says:

    Very well done, Kyle. And good tips.

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  17. Spliter Says:

    Well, it got me heat up to make my game ;)

  18. ZomBuster Says:

    Hahaha you used Soulja Bois Braid “review”

  19. Digital Tools Says:

    2DBoy on “How to make a game in 48 hours”…

    2D-Boy, the man best known for his game “World of Goo” gives us some neat hints, on how to make a good game withing 48 hours. It was because of, yeah, the Global Game Jam. Many thanks!!
    ……

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  21. J. Says:

    You are a genious! xD
    Very nice work. Have you ever though of doing a big plot for a big “experimental-artistic” game?
    I <3 2d Boy! XD

  22. Gianluca Says:

    Great video Kyle, great stuff and hard work for game’s creators!

    I’ve got a question, what’s the name of that game in the vid in Green and Black? (that with the ball)?
    It’s awesome!

    Anyone can tell me?

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  25. Don of Goo Says:

    Does anybody know what´s the name of the song at chapter “ART GAMES” at 5:05 min in the video ?? i´m looking for that song fot 2 years allready =(
    Thanks 4 help…

  26. axcho Says:

    Don of Goo, search for “Adagio for Strings” and “Agnus Dei”. The particular version used in the video above (my favorite) comes from the soundtrack to the game Homeworld. It’s worth getting if you can find it.

  27. Don of Goo Says:

    @ axcho, thank you so much!
    @Gianluca: game is called “Illegal Communication” amde by “cactus”
    and additional i would like to heap praise on 2D Boy 4 tons of fun with the goo.

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