Watch a Video Game Being Made In Seven Minutes

Three developers from Cryptic Studios participated in last weekend's Global Game Jam, the festival that challenges participants to create a game from scratch in just 48 hours. They built this time-lapse video, compressing two days of work into seven minutes.


Jimb Esser (programming), James Laird (programming and design) and Nick Duguid (art) collaborated on "Benny Lava," which you see made here. All work for Cryptic. Benny Lava was completed during the contest - you can download it here. The team says it's "best played with three or more people, one mouse, a couple gamepads, but [you] can use just keyboard and mouse if desired."

The three were among 6,500 participants creating more than 1,500 games across 44 different countries.

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event occurring annually in late January. This year, 6500 jammers created almost 1500 games in 44 different countries in the span of 48 hours.



Seeing these kinds of things really makes me want to take another crack at programming. I always end up getting lazy after coming up with an idea and getting some very basic shit done, though, and everything just gets left in a ditch.