FUCK THIS KEYNOTE: SPELLTOWER & COW CLICKER DEVS ON THE LOVE FOR GENRES YOU HATE


11.9.2012

Brandon Boyer

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As the previously-mentioned Fuck This Jam — a weeklong global game jam dedicated to making a new game in a genre you hate — kicks off right around just now, the organizers, Vlambeer‘s Rami Ismail & Panoramical creator Fernando Ramallo, have just released the jam keynote.

The video features Spelltower creator Zach Gage and Cow Clicker developer Ian Bogost, the two most prominent developers to have found surprising success tackling word- and Facebook-games originally mostly somewhat out of spite.

It’s highly worth watching the two wax nicely philosophical about why the process was ultimately intellectually fruitful and the underlying love in even the most biting of satire, even if you’re not about to embark on the journey yourself. If you would like to, though, you can still sign up for the jam — which will run from today to the end of Saturday, November 17th, at its new Beautiful Mess Organizer installation here.


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