The 2016 edition of the Turin Jam Today was exciting and intense as ever. 50 participants in 8 teams have squeezed their brains to find a way to make “playable” mathematics: a topic that has sparked the imagination beyond the best expectations.
The two day event began Saturday, October 1 opened with the welcome of the organizers and the unveiling of the theme of the Game Jam “The Final Countdown”, followed Prof Dario Maggiorini of PONG University of Milan on how much maths there is in video games and why it is important to study it, and also presented a game made by his students .
In less than 15 minutes the teams were operational and the game jam came alive. This year for the first time were also included withing the game jam, some gamification element and teams were also challenged in acquiring the “Diversifier” points.
At 11.30 all teams had a name, a leader, a slogan and a logo as well as a first idea of the game. Arount 16.30 the concept of the games concept were generally defined and each team had created his own group on facebook.
This year it was not possible to accommodate the teams for the night. Our jammer do not lose heart: everyone found a solution to continue working as a group at someone’s house or at a distance.
At 7 in the Sunday, October 2 we reopened the doors and teams restarted – or better continued – to work: a team withdrew due to health problems of the participants, while another team of young students (17 years old) from Institute Majorana Grugliasco began to cope with the harsh reality of many emerging problems: the management of collisions, graphics etc. but they didn’t given up. It ‘appeared an electric guitar and a new game born from a night intuition developed individually by a single competitor.
Without pausing a moment they made the final touches and we began the phase of the games presentation .. not without a few bumps 🙂
And finally the awards!
Diversifier the prize winners – Offered by T-Union TEAM: TRICOLOR TEAM with the game – a game about the features with beautiful graphics and 400 like on fb page in two days
Award winners AUDIENCE – Offered by the Treatabit TEAM: STUDIO 44 with the game M4athM4are – a play on prime numbers that was the most beloved of all jammers!
and then awarded by the jury:
THIRD PLACE – Offered by the Treatabit TEAM STUDIO 44 with the game M4thM4are
SECOND place- Offered by Digital Bros Game Academy – the Function Games team with the game Math Dungeon
FIRST PLACE – Offered by Synesthesia and Droidconf Italy – #Bombate am the team with the game – Under expressure
SPECIAL AWARD “MARCOLAGO” the game “MATHKNIGH” by Dario Conti