Welcome to the #molyjam2012

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Posted by patrickklepek (3069 posts) -
Will Molyneux himself make an appearance? That's a good question. A really good question.

Double Fine gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis jokingly tweeted on Tuesday that it’s crazy no one has organized a game jam based on the ideas of faux Peter Molyneux Twitter account @petermolydeux.

In response, I asked the world to make it happen. Kipnis told me I should make it happen. Then, Chris Remo of Idle Thumbs said he wanted to make this happen. We all thought it should happen.

So, it’s happening.

Starting on the evening of March 30 (Friday) until the evening of April 1 (Sunday), San Francisco, New York, Melbourne, Brighton and other locations will participate in a 48-hour game jam themed around the preposterous, hilarious ideas from @petermolydeux.

The game jam is officially called What Would Molydeux?, and has a constantly evolving, updating website at www.whatwouldmolydeux.com. If it’s broken, that’s because we’re trying to fix it!

A game jam is where a bunch of artists, programmers, designers, musicians and others come together to produce a video game in a very, very short period of time. I’m helping organize this game jam alongside Kipnis, Remo, Game Developer Magazine’s Brandon Sheffield, and many others around the world. The only reason this is happening is because so many people are working so hard together, and this dumb joke has turned into something amazing.

And if you’re somehow unaware, @petermolydeux is a hilarious parody of Molyneux and his often grandiose game ideas. Even though some of the mystery has been lifted, it’s still totally hilarious.

The biggest game jam is happening around San Francisco, but there are satellite game jams in Melbourne, Brighton, New York City, Seattle, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, and more are being added every day. If you want to put together your own local game jam, keep watching the website, as there's a FAQ that's being continually updated with details. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded, and you don’t need to be near a big city to participate.

Small plans have become big plans, and those plans keep getting bigger. I can’t share them all...yet. There is much more to come. Since I’m part of the team, you can assume Giant Bomb will be there, too. Somehow, anyway. I’m only vague because so much of this is being invented on-the-fly, and we’re nailing down logistics day by day.

Also, I've had the Space Jam music in my head the whole time I wrote this. #molyjam2012, everybody!

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3069 posts) -
Will Molyneux himself make an appearance? That's a good question. A really good question.

Double Fine gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis jokingly tweeted on Tuesday that it’s crazy no one has organized a game jam based on the ideas of faux Peter Molyneux Twitter account @petermolydeux.

In response, I asked the world to make it happen. Kipnis told me I should make it happen. Then, Chris Remo of Idle Thumbs said he wanted to make this happen. We all thought it should happen.

So, it’s happening.

Starting on the evening of March 30 (Friday) until the evening of April 1 (Sunday), San Francisco, New York, Melbourne, Brighton and other locations will participate in a 48-hour game jam themed around the preposterous, hilarious ideas from @petermolydeux.

The game jam is officially called What Would Molydeux?, and has a constantly evolving, updating website at www.whatwouldmolydeux.com. If it’s broken, that’s because we’re trying to fix it!

A game jam is where a bunch of artists, programmers, designers, musicians and others come together to produce a video game in a very, very short period of time. I’m helping organize this game jam alongside Kipnis, Remo, Game Developer Magazine’s Brandon Sheffield, and many others around the world. The only reason this is happening is because so many people are working so hard together, and this dumb joke has turned into something amazing.

And if you’re somehow unaware, @petermolydeux is a hilarious parody of Molyneux and his often grandiose game ideas. Even though some of the mystery has been lifted, it’s still totally hilarious.

The biggest game jam is happening around San Francisco, but there are satellite game jams in Melbourne, Brighton, New York City, Seattle, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, and more are being added every day. If you want to put together your own local game jam, keep watching the website, as there's a FAQ that's being continually updated with details. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded, and you don’t need to be near a big city to participate.

Small plans have become big plans, and those plans keep getting bigger. I can’t share them all...yet. There is much more to come. Since I’m part of the team, you can assume Giant Bomb will be there, too. Somehow, anyway. I’m only vague because so much of this is being invented on-the-fly, and we’re nailing down logistics day by day.

Also, I've had the Space Jam music in my head the whole time I wrote this. #molyjam2012, everybody!

Staff
#2 Edited by Bevinsky (176 posts) -

Interesting.

Edit: Aww, damn.

#3 Posted by Kiri90 (251 posts) -

Interesting, very interesting. *strokes imaginary beard*

#4 Posted by D (234 posts) -

Word!

#5 Posted by Camosid (109 posts) -

DOPE FREEEEESH

#6 Posted by RobbeR (6 posts) -

nice

#7 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (831 posts) -

Come on and slam and welcome to the jam!

Come on and slam if you want to jam!

#8 Posted by forkboy (970 posts) -

The potential for this is exciting. We should hopefully see some fantastic ideas given shape.

#9 Edited by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1722 posts) -

COME ON AND SLAM 
 
AND WELCOME TO THE JAM

#10 Posted by CptBedlam (4439 posts) -

This is great!

Also, content, yay!

#11 Posted by MisterMouse (3531 posts) -

This is really awesome that this is happening actually.

#12 Posted by djames216 (350 posts) -

Having the words "joke" and "1 April" in the same article is unfortunate. A part of me is supsicious of this being some elaborate April Fool's joke.

#13 Posted by Evilsbane (4337 posts) -

You got your jam in my Peter.

#14 Posted by Bribo (583 posts) -

This is what happens when a joke gets out of hand; something wonderful.

#15 Edited by patrickklepek (3069 posts) -

@djames216 said:

Having the words "joke" and "1 April" in the same article is unfortunate. A part of me is supsicious of this being some elaborate April Fool's joke.

That's the point. :)

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#16 Edited by isles (232 posts) -

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

also this is the ONLY song that should be associated with space jam.

#17 Posted by NipCrip66 (119 posts) -

I work in Brighton during the week. I think this is going to have to be attended. :)

#18 Posted by Lokno (381 posts) -

Yes, but what are they branding it with the HR Block logo?

#19 Posted by Baren (11 posts) -

Somehow the Space Jam theme is very appropriate for this.

#20 Posted by NipCrip66 (119 posts) -

And if someone doesn't make an fps where you play as the bullet I'm gonna be pissed

#21 Posted by djames216 (350 posts) -

@patrickklepek said:

@djames216 said:

Having the words "joke" and "1 April" in the same article is unfortunate. A part of me is supsicious of this being some elaborate April Fool's joke.

That's the point. :)

I don't know what to believe anymore!

Cats and dogs living together. Mass Hysteria!

#22 Posted by MrMazz (850 posts) -

sounds like yall have got a real jam goin' down

#23 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

JAMMMMMMMMM. So stoked to see what coes from this.

#24 Posted by vogon (95 posts) -
#25 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

space jam is appropriate for everything

#26 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -

you said it started as a joke. I thought you meant the balls thing.

#27 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

I'd play whatever you guys make. Inject the molyneux in ma-veins.

#28 Edited by Skillface (555 posts) -

I am extremely excited for this. Someone has to do the horror bowling game.

#29 Posted by FoxMulder (1568 posts) -

The Space Jam theme must be playing at all times for it to be a TRUE Jam!

#30 Posted by Draxyle (1719 posts) -

I couldn't believe it when I first heard about this actually being a thing.

And then I couldn't believe that our own Patrick Klepek would be playing a role in organizing this.

I can't wait to see the absolute insanity that comes about from this. Good luck in making it happen!

#31 Posted by Brackynews (3966 posts) -

Prediction: Peter Molyneux submits game idea, gets voted sixth place.

Over/under: Seventh if it has a horse, fifth if it has a child.

#32 Posted by Vager (1653 posts) -

Well, now I have the Space Jam theme stuck in my head. Great job Patrick.

#33 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

As long as I can listen to the theme song of Space Jam, everything will turn out alright.

#34 Posted by President_Barackbar (3344 posts) -

If they do this again next year, they can call it "What would Molyredeux"

#35 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

This is great.

#36 Posted by SM5240 (136 posts) -

The Space Jam theme... is stuck in my head now. Fuck.

#37 Posted by hulkhogan2 (8 posts) -

Hey...This still looks like Giant Bomb...No Gamespot logos...Patrick still posting absurd/non-corporate/how in the hell could this happen stories...I guess Giant Bomb isn't dead as we know it.

#38 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2343 posts) -

I've been watching this take place. It's completely maddening. I'll be at the seattle Jam as a consultant dev, because my programming and art isn't strong enough to hold a project up.

#39 Posted by Maajin (1038 posts) -

@hulkhogan2 said:

Hey...This still looks like Giant Bomb...No Gamespot logos...Patrick still posting absurd/non-corporate/how in the hell could this happen stories...I guess Giant Bomb isn't dead as we know it.

Jeff assuring multiple times that that would not be the case did nothing for you, then?

#40 Posted by Mustachio (241 posts) -

Personally I like this version of the Space Jam tune. The game it's for is also ... interesting.

#41 Edited by Tennmuerti (7721 posts) -

Patrick, that was an amazing song selection, bravo!

#42 Posted by comp13 (48 posts) -

A "Space Jam" Friday is the only good kind of Friday.

#43 Posted by D_W (1075 posts) -

Oh man! This sounds so awesome! 
So I guess if we are a programmer or other type of creative person we should just try to get in touch with someone who organizing in our local area?

#44 Posted by ninjalegend (408 posts) -

On the page this linked to, it brings into question if it will be live streamed. It should say of course. This does sound like it could be kind of cool, as that molydeus guy does seem to have a touch of batshit crazy.

#45 Posted by hulkhogan2 (8 posts) -

@Maajin: Apparently you didn't pick up on the sarcasm...I have been comfortable ever since I heard Jeff explain the situation...more trying to point it out to the still non-believers

#46 Posted by Roomrunner (743 posts) -

Glad I wasn't the only one going "COME ON AND SLAM AND WELCOME TO THE" every time I saw this being discussed on twitter in the past week.

#47 Posted by TheHBK (5407 posts) -
If this is a jam, there are gonna be facials.
#48 Posted by CornBREDX (4456 posts) -

I love gamejams. Cant wait to see what comes out of this one, the theme is great haha

#49 Posted by AngelN7 (2959 posts) -

@hulkhogan2 said:

Hey...This still looks like Giant Bomb...No Gamespot logos...Patrick still posting absurd/non-corporate/how in the hell could this happen stories...I guess Giant Bomb isn't dead as we know it.

As we know it? you mean as your speculative overreacting self knows it

#50 Posted by thirteenyahs (124 posts) -

We all know this is the superior Space Jam song.

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