At FISL 9.0 occurred the second OLPC GameJam Brasil (if you don’t know what is GameJam, take a quick look here). The difference from the GameJam occurred in São Carlos is this time we were inside FISL, an event with more than 7,000 people attending and not in a nice and peaceful laboratory
Together with all this people there were lots of interesting talks going on simultaneously and a lot of nice people to talk to. Because of this “details” we started coding whit only 6 hours left for the deadline
This GameJam with me were Andrews Medina and Luciano Pacheco, I met both from Python Brasil community (on PyConBrasil last year). We decided to develop a “Genius” clone for the XO, using it’s special “game-keys” and the “tablet position”. With only 6 hours to develop a game you can imagine that we were not even thinking about the graphics at all, but, suddenly a nice guy named came and offered himself to make pictures for our game. It happens that the guy was Valéssio Brito and he is an “Inkscape genius” (sorry… ), in less than one hour he made some cool graphics. That re-excited us and we went on with our code (less than one hour left for the deadline).
At 20h05, five minutes after the deadline, we finished the game, installed it in XO and send to the organization. It was very nice and as Pacheco said, it was one of the best experiences I could do in FISL for me
I must say that Andrews was shaking (like a “vara verde” as Luciano said) at the time we delivered our game…
From left to right: Valéssio, me (with the XO), Andrews and Pacheco
Thanks Pacheco, Andrews and Valéssio, it was very nice to participate
Thanks to the LEC/UFRGS people that organized the GameJam and thanks to the PyGame folks becuase they’ve developed this wonderful library