Big Muddy Monster Game Jam Recap



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This past Saturday we hosted our 3rd and largest game jam yet, with over 85 children ages 6-14 building and sharing games. In the afternoon the children broke up into groups of up to 4 and collaborated on a game that they drew, named, conceptualized, designed, tested, and ultimately shared to our community. For the last hour of the day they played each others games and ultimately voted on their favorite, where the 3 winning teams we’re awarded a prize (including a free download of our upcoming game, Adventure Time Game Wizard). Over 45 games we’re created and shared over the 6 hour game jam.

Photos from the event.

A huge thanks to our sponsors, which made this event possible!

Games Created in the Game Jam

Below are a list of the games that the participants created, including a link to play the game if you have Pixel Press Floors installed on your iPad or iPhone (click the link from your device to open it in the app). The top 3 are our winners. If your child participated in the game jam, be sure to ask them which game they created! Also the winning games are featured in this weeks featured levels.

The Winners

H.V.C.S.

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548369f06b76b3525ae8f87b

Morgan Freeman Superstar

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835e25b5087f971b26c615

The Ultimate

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483635e6c1a4a0519166eee

All Games

Johns Hard Test

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5484e16c292275f4589f051d

Secret way

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835d27b5087f971b26c612

Supermaster27

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835d94b5087f971b26c613

jk lol

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835e0a49f3fe7822b0016c

J.A.K.

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835e4cb5087f971b26c616

The Cruisers

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835ed349f3fe7822b00170

MIG AND JRS CREEPERLAND

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835ee6918e5f691ac34fb1

marshmellows

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836087b5087f971b26c625

THE BOSS

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835f18b5087f971b26c619

BIG Boss Level

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835f26b5087f971b26c61b

Lab Escape

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483613149f3fe7822b00180

D.T.B.

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483614f55efbda232dc975e

Glitch Land

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836192918e5f691ac34fc4

Chloes Jungle Adventure

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835c4e918e5f691ac34fae

GRUMPY GAMES

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548364196b76b3525ae8f85d

Squirmy Mcgiggles Adventures 2

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548365bc6c1a4a0519166f0f

Sugar RUSH

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548363ad49f3fe7822b00191

Awesome Five

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548362dd6c1a4a0519166ee3

REALY HARD

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548366e2b5087f971b26c687

lots-a-madness

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483679db5087f971b26c694

JOHNS LAVA PIT

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483690e55efbda232dc977d

JOHN AND WILLS FUN

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836a7f6c1a4a0519166f6f

Hardcore Parkour New

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836b0d6c1a4a0519166f7b

OLE MISS

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836ce355efbda232dc978b

THE BOSS

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835f18b5087f971b26c619

TRAPPED

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836131b5087f971b26c629

Silver runner

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835ffd49f3fe7822b00175

Careful!!!

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835559b5087f971b26c607

Theres No Title

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483431449f3fe7822b0013d

CALVINFUN

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835f74b5087f971b26c61f

WILD HOUSE

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54846f2e292275f4589f04af

TERROR WAY

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548342ac6c1a4a0519166ea3

KYLES WORLD

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548342d06c1a4a0519166ea5

Go dood!

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54835ede918e5f691ac34fb0

Awesome levels of death

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#54836661918e5f691ac34ffc

JD

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5484e08f292275f4589f051c

Death Playground

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#548360ddb5087f971b26c628

Will Hawthorne did it again

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483418cb5087f971b26c5ec

DEATH RUN

http://projectpixelpress.com/app-portal/share/share.html#5483d5e86c1a4a0519167025

More Tools for Making Games

We also talked with the children at the event about some other tools they could use to create games with if they are interested in expanding their skills to the next level, here are a few to looks up.

Scratch – great for beginners game builder

Gamesalad – good beginner to intermediate game builder

ComicLife – a great beginner tool for learning about storytelling and illustration, a key part of the game creation process

Unity – used by the professionals to build games, so a steeper learning curve, but lots of great tutorials

Students Involved in Technology Conference – Join Us!

We’ll be attending the SIT conference on February 21st, 2014 in Carbondale, IL. Click here to learn more and click here to register. This is an event where the students share with others students what they are doing with tech. 

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