We just passed a very intense fun-filled redBit weekend. Young Italians from all over the Italian Peninsula stopped by our offices in Rome for the very first Game Jam organized exclusively by redBit games. Our CEO Massimo could not have imagined such a turnout and excitement for this event when he came to the office one morning with the idea. The participants were so excited and hyped for the jam, that some of them even showed up early to get started. The jam ended on a very high note from all the 23 participants (max 30 people), who left our offices happy and proud with their work, begging for other events such as this one to happen more often.
The jam was set to start at 18:00 on Friday 24th of April, and end on Sunday 26th of April at 18:00. The young programmers received a warm welcome to the redBit headquarters with pizza and drinks. There were 7 teams, each team composed of 3-5 young programmers and graphic designers, who had to create a game app with the theme “Over The Edge” in 48 hours. The winner would be decided by a vote from all 7 teams, and redBit’s 4 original partners. All the teams performed very, very well.
For the duration of the jam, as well as the presentation at the end of the day on Sunday, there was a harmony inside the offices amongst everyone involved. The participants got to know the company and all its staff, and the staff was amazed of how talented the participants actually were, fueling the dogma that talented programmers in Italy exist, but they’re isolated due to the lack of events such as our jam. No wonder the comments section of the feedback sheets we provided at the end of the jam was filled with “do this more often” notes.
The 7 teams and the games they presented were as follows, listed from the winner of the jam to the team that got the least amount of votes. One of our brands is going to publish the winner app of our jam!
- Monkey’s Jam with Magic Carpet High Experience (5 votes)
- Dev Dot with Me God (2)
- White Monkey’s with Too Late (2)
- Italian Hobbos with Edge of Life (1)
- Celia Lab with Rolling Cat (1)
- Goblinka with deFedge
- Unknown with Ultra Turbo