ITGM student Alex Gregorie and ANIM student Jessica Stevenson were part of Team Weird Tales at Global Game Jam, which was held at Southern Polytechnic State University January 25-27, 2013. The Georgia site (which SCAD and SPSU take turns hosting annually) was the fourth largest in the world with over 230 participants. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event, and is a model of interdisciplinary collaboration. From Friday at 5pm until Sunday at 5pm students with interests ranging from game design, animation, and programming to writing, audio, and illustration gather to form teams and create playable games based on a theme announced at the kick-off of the event.
This year there were 16,647 jammers registered at 320 jam sites located in 63 countries. Of the 230 in Georgia, SCAD was well represented in the winning team. The game is called In the Jaws of the Servitor! SCAD faculty supervisors from ITGM, ANIM, and VSFX: Marty Altman, Chris Dodson, and Tony Tseng.
Full team credits:
Britt Briscoe: project management, design
Matthew Gold: programming
Alex Gregorie: environment art, user interface
David Lin: sound
Sisoes Molina: design
Natalie Perez: sound
Ian Phillpotts: modeling, animation, rigging
Jessica Stevenson: modeling, animation