I went to the global game jam last weekend, at Birmingham City University. I was helping some first year students amke a simple game, so I didn’t make anything amazing. We did acheive a finished, complete game and I might have inspired some people to join the ranks of indie game makers, so I’m calling it a win.
The game can be viewed here: http://globalgamejam.org/2012/children-ouroboros
The highlight was meeting Andrew Oliver from Blitz Games. He’s the guy who made the Dizzy series. I was talking to a legend without even knowing it; I looked him up afterwards to find out who he was.
I was also very impressed by how quickly a game can be put together using Unity; I shall have to have a look into that.
I’ve been working on learning player.IO’s multiplayer API – online games are on my list of things to learn, but it might be a while before I can show anything that’s publish-worthy.