A number of teams from across the UK will hopefully using the event to have a great time but also start developing and refining their personal portfolios and CVs. There will be lots of ideas following over the 24 hours and hopefully a good number will become entries into this years gaming category for the www.imaginecup.com
Student game jams are great fun and a great way of getting experience, CV and portfolio materials development and may be even a amazing game into a store or marketplace. So I am looking forward to a few hours of sleep and no doubt a NERF shoot out or two and seeing what can be achieved.
So keep an eye out on the blog and at www.devsoc.co.uk/game-jam for updates throughout the weekend.
For teams entering the Windows 8 and Windows Phone category don't forget lots of great resources at http://dev.windows.com and http://dev.windowsphone.com and all the SDK Can be downloaded from DreamSpark http://www.dreamspark.com
Windows 8 is great gaming across all hardware and you can use lots of 3rd party frameworks and middleware so you could enter multiple categories.