Jen Tracy, Woman in DOTA

We are celebrating a regular Philly dev night jammer, Jen Tracy, on her new interview with Playboy magazine!

Jen is a fantastic artist and illustrator. She developed a fun analog game for our January 2016 jam, and also participated in February’s Global jam. Now she’s gaining notoriety for her twitter, @WomanInDOTA, which she uses to call out sexism in online multiplayer games.

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See more of Jen’s work here.

 

2015 Jammies

We hosted our first-ever retrospective award ceremony!

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The most unique and remarkable games from 2015 were honored with a series of special awards. We brought back all of last year’s jam winners, played, reminisced, and voted on our game of the year.

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JAMMY WINNERS:

Dirtiest Pixel: Ghost Crab Games

Hipster Hallmark: Breaker Blocks by Jake Vander Ende

l33t h4cker Award: Legion Defender by Matthew Findlater

The One That Got Away: Riposte by Camden Segal

Jake Is The Enemy: Labyrinthrope by Jake O’Brien

Looking The Devil In The Face: Power Jacker Defense by Aaron Chapin

Taking It All The Way: Resistor by Cardboard Fortress

Fucking Finally: Show Off by Shawn Pierre

Best Kids’ Game: Monster Want Burger by Cipher Prime

Loneliest Lovehouse: Lonely Lighthouse by Steve Pettit & Rachel Stine

Rookies of the Year: It’s Alive! by Corey Arnold, Gregory Martin & Tabitha Arnold

WTF?: Crabmando by Ghost Crab Games

GAME OF THE YEAR: Aaron’s Quest by Kotaro Fujita, Edward Ganges, Chris LaPollo & Bryan Pham

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Kotaro, Edward, and Chris with the jammies hammy


Congrats, guys!!! The grand prize was smashing an ouya remote with the new custom laser engraved ceremonial sledgehammer.

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We also worked hard in February to archive the awesome games created here at the Forge in past jams! Check out the winning games, and many more, at the link:

Philly Dev Night jam retrospective

Nicole Kline: “Women Making Games”

Local analog game developer and Dev Knight Nicole Kline has some sage advice for women who are curious about working in games.
She appeared on a panel at Moore College alongside fellow designers Alison Carrier, Kat Webster, and Amanda Renfroe. Cheers to them for providing special insight into what has long been a male-dominated field!

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(Nicole on the left)
If you missed it:

Philly Voice has a summary of the talk.

Moore College has the whole thing on their Youtube channel.