At 1/6/11 06:23 PM, Mark-er wrote:
At 1/6/11 06:13 PM, Spaghetti14 wrote:
It sounds really awesome, but would it detract from the specialness of each jam? Kinda like having Christmas multiple times or something, it would detract from the anticipation if we knew there was another one every month. Just a thought. Love that there are so many opportunities thoughThis. I think it would be better if it were every other month, so people get at least a month to breath and recharge their batteries a bit. By having them so quickly people might get tired of them, just like how people get tired of cake if they eat it very often.
You dont have to go to every party youre invited to. You just pick and choose which Jam suits your schedule and your energy. I think the cool thing about these events is that you likely wont get the same group of people participating, and probably you wont be put on the same team two months in a row. So it has potential to keep itself interesting.
I think that the game and movie on alternating schedules IS the good break. Some months i feel like animating movies, some months i feel like knocking out gfx for games. This sort of schedule accomidates that.
As far as I can tell, the sharing of what the general theme is/might be isnt really that big of a deal, I think the general direction atleast lets you plan for what theme you might be able to be more creative in. When the game/movie jam finally arrives, the actual direction itself will be the suprise. So even though its a pico based movie jam, maybe the jam itself requests that you reinterpret an alternate ending for pico's school, or something. So it'd be hard to really jump the gun and work on a movie and try and cheat. Its probably possible to cheat, but thats kinda low, to be cheating on something thats suppose to challenge you and work ethic anyway.