I had a conversation with a friend this weekend about in-school social workers using Wide Open Games in their work with adolescent boys. My friend was saying how the games could help start conversations in a way that regular talk therapy sometimes struggles to with teenage boys. I love this idea, and it’s not something I would’ve ever thought of on my own.
I’m really excited to participate in #LD38 this weekend. Game jams are great opportunities to learn and try something new. They can also be huge invitations to get competitive, jealous, and overworked. Here is my advice won over multiple jams on how to maintain a balanced life while having a hugely successful game jam.
First, set some real goals.
Two big things:
1) I am getting married exactly ONE MONTH from today.
2) I am releasing the second issue of Wide Open Games next Tuesday.