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Global Game Jam Logo
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The Global Game Jam <https://globalgamejam.org/> is almost here! Around the world on the weekend of January 31 at 5:00 pm Friday local time, various sites all around the world will have videogame developers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals — including programmers, artists, and musicians — break into teams who will work to create games based on a theme.

If people are interested in watching the Global Game Jam and not necessarily participating, you can also join them in their Twitch channel.

What is the Global Game Jam?

For those of you who don’t know, the Global Game Jam (@globalgamejam) is an annual event…


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Obversion Trailer

For a limited time — until February 4, 2020 — “Obversion” can be bought with a 15% discount on Steam.

“Obversion”, a first-person puzzle-platformer game that has been in the works for a year, has finally been released on Steam on January 28 this year.

This game is the creation of solo indie game dev, Adrian Marple (@marplebot), on which he worked on this for a little over a year. …


Short summaries of gaming-related and tech-related news.

Yesterday — April 21, 2019, Sunday — was the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy’s release in Japan.

Despite being technically inferior to its fourth-generation competitors (Sega’s Game Gear, Atari’s Lynx, and NEC’s TurboExpress), the Game Boy received praise for its battery life and durability in its construction. It quickly outsold the competition, selling one million units in the United States within a few weeks. The Game Boy and its successor, the Game Boy Color, have sold an estimated 118 million units worldwide. It is one of the most recognizable devices from the…


Today is International Women’s Day 2019. This is a small list of women who made contributions to the videogame industry. #InternationalWomensDay2019 #InternationalWomensDay

Last year, I gave a talk about female inventors from the Philippines, at Noisebridge’s “5 Minutes Of Fame — International Women’s Day Edition”.

This year, I will make a small list of women who contributed to the videogame industry. This is by no means a comprehensive list, so if I’m missing your favorite, let us know who they are in the comments below! ^_^

Kim Swift


Videogame developers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals — including programmers, artists, and musicians — participated in the Global Game Jam of 2019. This year’s Global Game Jam happened on the weekend of January 25 to January 27.

Placard/signage of the Global Game Jam at Noisebridge, illustrated by Chase Kiefiuk.

What Is The Global Game Jam?

For those of you who don’t know, the Global Game Jam (@globalgamejam) is an annual event that happens around the entire world, wherein participants form teams to make videogames in a game jam, which is a hackathon-style setting, but for videogames. This game jam is called the “Global Game Jam”, because there are jam sites in various cities around the…


What can indie videogame developers (or any videogame developer or software developer) learn from these trends?

The end of a year is usually a time when there are restrospectives of what happened in the preceding 12 months; as well as a time to forecast and predict what is yet to come, by analyzing trends.

On the evening of Wed Dec 12, 2018; I had the privilege of attending the Holiday Event: 2018 Review & 2019 Outlook with Digi-Capital hosted at 6D.ai by AWE Nite SF. These are what I learned from their talks (as of December 2018).

One of the…


QConSF is a developer conference made by InfoQ, held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco’s Embarcadero District. This year, the conference itself is on November 5, Monday, to November 7, Wednesday; with additional workshops on November 8 to 9.

Caption: QCon Logo

The Origins

When I looked up InfoQ, I got this Wikipedia definition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InfoQ), and the website of InfoQ itself. The organization InfoQ itself is owned by C4Media (https://www.infoq.com/about-c4media), founded 2006 by Floyd Marinescu, Roxanne Beverstein, and Alex Popescu. The founders of C4Media “saw a need for unbiased content and information in the enterprise development community… With a mission and passion for empowering…

Bernice Anne W. Chua, writing for SVGN.io

I am a software developer, indie videogame developer, & IoT/Robotics/AI enthusiast. More info here: BerniceChua.com

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