There is a lot of young people wanting to get into the game industry. Maybe even you are one of them! I was! And like everyone else I needed to start somewhere!
Who cares about finals? 😅
Back in 2012, when I was in the last class in high school, I should have to prepare for finals, but I had something completely different in my mind. 😵
That thing was “making games”. It was occupying my brain so much that after coming back home from school, I was looking around on the web for any available information about game engines. I was obsessed about that, and I bookmarked over 15 of game engines, and probably over 80 articles related to making games or game engines. But I had a problem. I found so many information that I couldn’t decide which one I want to use! 🙄
“How crazy it will be to host the Global Game Jam site? ” – someone said back in late 2014. That was enough to make it happened! Starting from our first edition in 2015, Foundation Lublin GameDev is hosting Global Game Jam site in Lublin which is called “LubJam”.
From the beginning of it, attendees created over 50 games! And all of them are available at the Global Game Jam website!
Foundation was created two years after Lublin GameDev group started. It continues doing things that the group began and expanded with new initiatives.
Of course in the very core of Lublin GameDev community are still people and casual meetings. But besides that Foundation continues to organize Lublin GameDev Barcamps, GameDev Workshops, LubJams to encourage people to reach out for greatness in games that they are doing.
It all started back in 2013 on the way to Digital Dragons in Cracow as we had this crazy idea to create gamedev community in Lublin so we don’t need to drive to other cities to meet new people. And back then Lublin was the only city in Poland that had a pub with consoles which was and still is named Padbar. So couldn’t ask for more. 😃