”A good game jam is made up from the very best developers, designers, and musicians boiled in coffee and deprived of sleep then mashed with as much sugar as possible until a puree is formed
Dave Cooper is a man of many hats. Literally. A true Renaissance man, he splits his time between designing games, tech entrepreneurship, guitar playing and singer songwriting, and improvised performance. Making it up as he goes along is something Dave takes to its logical extent through participation in numerous game jams, and as a frontman for his various musical projects in Beijing (but only when he forgets the words).
“A good game jam is made up from the very best developers, designers, and musicians boiled in coffee and deprived of sleep then mashed with as much sugar as possible until a puree is formed,” Dave says. “Remember to put into a jar during a panic as the internet fails while uploading within minutes of the deadline. Apply lid, and stand on head while allowing to cool off with a beer.” It’s a process Dave has wholeheartedly embraced at Ludum Dare, as well as other remote and onsite game jams
A game about building a bigger, better ship whilst blasting your buddies’ to bits (and shouting about it). It is a local multiplayer party/arena game and challenges you to strike the right balance between speed, power, maneuverability, and of course fun.
Powering Game Development
“I built my rig when I was living in Beijing building the game Blockships – I needed enough power to both crunch code quickly and also to play the latest games. But living in Beijing the toughest challenge is heat and the dust – it is everywhere. So I chose a setup that maximizes access to easily clean out dust and to be able to cope with it without reducing performance.”