every year across the world, the Global Game Jam (GGJ) takes place over a
weekend, allowing people to come together to code, draw, and collaborate to
make games. Instead of being a competition, the GGJ encourages people to work
together on making new, fun games in a 48 hour window. While that seems like no
time at all to make a game, Mandy Wong (Philosophy, 2013) was able to do that,
along with many others who participated in the event.
being referred to the event by another student and professor, Mandy decided to
attend the GGJ being held at Shwayder Art Building on the University of Denver
campus. The game she made, along with Megan Fox and Nathan Madsen, is titled
“Wolfy: A Love Story”. It’s about a dog that believes he’s a wolf. He hunts
bunnies while avoiding bears and his grand mission is to find his soul mate.
Fox coded the game while Nathan Madsen made the music. Mandy helped with the
concept as well as with the voice acting that shows up in haiku form in the
game. “I also made the bears and the butterflies,” she said.
asked about what people with no coding experience could do at the GGJ, Mandy
said, “You can still contribute and learn about games. And it’s fun!”
Click here to go to Mandy’s game.