Practice in the field of creating a video game, which consists of creating a game in a limited time.
It’s about giving yourself, for example, a weekend, a week or two, forming a team or not and trying to create a little game from A to Z. This can be done in an academic, professional or amateur setting. It’s a challenge, just to give yourself a limited time and constraints to make a game. Some game jams allow you to iterate on a concept, or even to find the idea of a game that will become commercial.
Many game jams are organized around a theme in order to structure the exercise, and to compare the work and ideas of each of the teams participating.
In the middle of the film, some give themselves the challenge of creating a short film in a short time for example. Game jams are the equivalent for the video game industry.