The smartphone games that keep you entertained while in line at the grocery store, whether Angry Birds, Trivia Crack, or Candy Crush, took countless hours to cook up. You can do more than just peek behind the scenes of game creation — even if you have no experience, you can take a game from concept to shipped this weekend.
The Phoenix Global Game Jam 2015 blips it up at Stauffer Communication Arts B Building at the ASU Digital Culture Center, 950 South Forest Mall in Tempe, on Friday, January 23. Participants will cram the process of game development into just 48 hours with free snacks provided and an end-of-event demo showcase at Endgame Bar on Mill Avenue. Visit www.gamecolab.org to register and participate for free.
Fri., Jan. 23, 6 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 24, 2015