Working in the gaming industry in Italy is a pain, and for many reasons. One of the most obvious reasons (not only in Italy) is that there are many competitors out there that overflow the world market with games and other apps, making it super-difficult for every emerging game or app developer to even present his ideas, not to mention to actually develop a game or an app. In Italy, the biggest barrier to enter the gaming industry is the lack of professional companies that develop video games, therefore the lack of developers. This makes it ever more tiresome for a prospecting company to hire people who are capable to deliver. redBit games has a solution for such obstacles…
We here at redBit believe that we can slowly, but surely, break the barriers that halt our ideas and ambitions when it comes to developing games, by organizing our very own game jam. As you all know, a “Game Jam”, like a music jam session, is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of basically creating one or more games within a short span of time. Programmers, artists, game designers, and all other game development-related people are welcome to this event. In the video above, for those of you who have no idea what a game jam is, we decided to use Global Game Jam’s 2012 youtube trailer to show you the easiest walkthrough of what a session of sort is really all about.
For us in Italy, this event does not only present a gathering of such purpose. While the main purpose of our game jam is to have fun, we still want to get to know our fellow “hidden” programmers, and hopefully build something together. We believe that there are exceptional people in our own turf who have yet to show their full talent and potential in the developing world, and through this event we want to gather as many talented people as we can. This event will give prospective young/old Italian programmers the chance to meet and greet us and other fellow programmers, and share their ideas and thoughts with one another, which otherwise would’ve been impossible. This event is also an opportunity for Italian programmers to show themselves and be visible to prospective employers.
We want to organize a gathering that would open doors for both game-developing-hungry individuals and companies alike. Getting to know one another is job half-way done for both parties. That said, we want to get together with our fellow developers and leave our mark to form the best Italian game jams in the Italian Peninsula.