My interest for making games was ignited in 2015 when my boyfriend asked me to come along to the Global Game Jam. It turned out to be incredibly fun, and oddly relaxing, to create a game from scratch in 48 hours. Since, I have been going to 1-3 game jams every year, and am an avid supporter of the genre, taking my interest as far as writing my MA thesis on them (2019).
Thesis: Game Jams for Learning – Examining the pedagogical attitudes, ideas and experiences of game jam organizers in the Finnish game jam community
In my MA thesis for art education at Aalto University, I dug deeper into what makes game jams so darn good for learning.
Download the thesis for free on ResearchGate: [ResearchGate]
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