Random Hacks of Kindness, Montreal June 1-3 2012
Unai Miquelajáuregui from RHoK Montreal produced this amazing video showcasing just a few of the projects developed June 1-3, 2012. A special thanks to the organizers of the event, title sponsor Nokia and all the other volunteers, hackers and local sponsors for making the event truly epic.
On the eve of June 1st, many developers and game enthusiasts could be seen chatting excitedly around the Hexagram Institute at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. So why all the commotion?
A game jam, of course! In most game jams, participants are invited to conceptualize and develop a game idea in 48 hours, based on a given theme.
But this was no ordinary game jam - it was a Random Hacks of Kindness Game Jam - fueled by the desire to do good; every team was required to identify a social issue and design a game that addressed that issue.
Among the different global problems concerned were: lack of access to potable water, homelessness, street children, and others. The teams were incredibly creative in tackling the issues with their game ideas.