This unit will introduce you to game jam design processes. The tools, mindset and activities which you will be introduced to in this unit build on the mindsets and workflows from IGNITE Course 2: From Inspiration to Realisation: Designing with Design Methods and Maker Ethos. However, in this unit, we will introduce you to how design processes are shaped by game jam formats, which is a particular approach to game development.
The methods and tools you will be presented for in this unit can be used to support design processes outside of game jam formats as well. However, in this unit, we focus on how to support design processes in game jam formats, as these formats lets participants go through an almost complete design process, and lets participants gain experience with several aspects of game development. After completing this unit you will be prepared to participate in a game jam, and will understand how to develop games in a game jam setting.