Workshop on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events (GJ2015)
Pacific Grove, California
Game jams and game hackathons are proliferating at a significant rate. It is not merely the number, but also the variety of these game creation events that have been increasing. In this paper, we examine several prominent organizing philosophies that are often cited when producing in-person versions of these events. The approaches differ in target demographics, goals, facilities and logistics. We analyze unpublished sets of statistics and user feedback data previously to further explore some of the distinct approaches.