Exabytes is organizing Photon CGM Game Jam, a 36-hours game development marathon this coming 14 Dec and 15 Dec. This event is going to take place in Exabytes office in SetiaWalk, Puchong. Talented game designers, game developers and game artists from all over the country will gather as teams to create awesome games and have fun together in this 2-day event.

CGM Game Jam 2013 takes place in 3 countries; Japan, Thailand and also Malaysia. Exabytes is proud to become the organizer of Game Jam Malaysia — the first Exabytes event made especially for game developers community in Malaysia. Courtesy of GMO, the organizer of Game Jam Japan as well as the co-organizer of Game Jam Malaysia, Exabytes Game Jam committee paid a visit to Game Jam Japan which was held in GMO office in Shibuya, Tokyo last 9th and 10th Nov. The trip was truly a real eye-opener for us, as we learnt and witnessed a lot of amazing things while we were there. Let’s find out what went down in Game Jam Japan. Yoshi! Ikuzo!

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

The phone call machine at the GMO building lobby. Visitors use it to call the GMO office upstairs, and access cards can be dispatched directly from the machine.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

The name tags of the Game Jam participants.

name tags  at Exabytes Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Preparation before the event.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

The briefing session before the event to inform the participants about the rules and guidelines.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

Some participants shared about the research and preparation they have done for the Game Jam.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

It’s time to kick-off and start the game development!

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

As the game development process requires participants to highly concentrate, so we left the venue to avoid interruption and returned on the next day before the end of the development period.

When we came back, all the participants rallied for the final sprint.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

The TV shows the live tweets about the Game Jam.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

This Oculus Rift device is a virtual reality head-mounted device, allowing the users to feel and experience like they are in the game. Each team was allocated with a device and they used this device to develop and also integrate into their games.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

Some of them even integrated XBOX motion sensor into their game.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

The clock is ticking and some of the participants look tired after more than 30 hours working on their games.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

Yet they still fight till the end to optimize their works.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

Time’s up! The emcee from Unity Technologies announces that the development time is over and put on his costume…

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

… and turn into a Mexican wrestler?? LOL.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

Each team start presenting their works which they have put in real hard effort for 2 days.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

After the presentation, it’s party time! Everybody celebrate their success with pizzas, drinks, beers and enjoyed the games of the other teams.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

 

Exabytes members also have fun playing their creative masterpieces.

Exabytes At Oculus Game Jam Japan 2013

Wanna find out what games have that these teams created? Check out the following videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlntJEfs-7s&list=PLG9uZYM5F5HoMPUvlo5FYqNP8z1owBRNa

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