Did you ever wonder what would happen if the hit show ‘The Iron Chef‘ got rid of all of the gourmet nonsense and concentrated on video games instead?
Wonder no longer: Global Game Jam would happen.
Each year the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) puts the GGJ together, inviting professionals and hobbyists alike to hunker down and create a game in 48 hours. In case that wasn’t harrowing enough, there is a catch.
From the Global Game Jam site:
The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon.
Emphasis my own, because secret themes are awesome and should be emphasized. What was year’s secret theme?
An Ouroboros: an ancient symbol representing a dragon or serpent eating its own tail.
And that’s’ it: 48 hours, serpent eating its own tail, good luck.