It’s only 4 days away, and despite this being my first LD, it is not my first game jam. I thought it would be nice to take a step back and wonder of the magnificence of an event such as this.
Nearly thousands of people from all over the world are united here for one reason: to create a world. We are all laboring in a measly 72 hours (or 48) to craft an experience in which collectively millions of players will be immersed in from all over the world. We are but a meager minority willing to spend tireless nights under insane pressure to manifest something into this world.
The part that really amazes me is the collaboration. A programmer from England could be working with an artist from Canada with music provided by a musician in Australia, with the end product played worldwide.
Be proud of the fact that while others are sleeping or simply resuming their lives, you will be among the people toiling away, sleepless and battling exhaustion at the brink of dawn. You’re not just creating a game. You’re molding the embodiment of your thoughts and beliefs. You are presenting yourself to the world in a fashion that is both artistic and beautiful.
My apologies if this is way over the top, just wanted to put that out there!