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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

Love this stuff.

Ever hear of the The Ad Lib Game Development Society (ALGDS)? The ideas behind it go anywhere. ALGDS is an attempt to rapidly gain experience which is usually hard-won and takes tonnes of time to build.

Leveraging the experience of a group, game developers “attempt to challenge, amuse, and better ourselves through the frequent practise of spontaneous, rapid game design and development”. Read more about it here and at Kathy Sierra’s site where I found it.

Aside 1: Founder, Brian “Squirrel” Eiserloh, “subscribes to the ‘Zen’ philosophy of programming, putting a high premium not only on quality of code but on craftsmanship, engineering, teamwork, and communication”.

Aside 2: At the informal session where Kathy heard Squirrel, the most engaged participant was Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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