The js13kGames competition is popular outside of Poland, but for the past couple of years I’m trying to make it at least recognizable to some in my own country. That’s why I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take over thirteenth edition of our local Gamedev.js Warsaw meetup when I had the chance.
The evening started with my rather short summary of what happened in 2019 for the js13kGames competition.
He went through some of his lessons learned and conclusions about the competition he had over the years.
They explained Good Luck, a very interesting tool they used to develop their game which can’t be called game engine, and is perfect for js13kGames as you can keep the parts you need and remove the unused ones.
After the talks we went for the traditional quiz (using Kahoot) with prizes, this time js13k themed - questions were rather easy, as usual.
Beside compo t-shirts and Firefox plushies in the quiz itself you were able to get our stickers, but also gadgets: CDs from last year and bottle openers from this one.
They were quite popular and started to disappear right away.
After the official part ended we moved to the dining area, grabbed pizza with drinks, and chilled talking about all things gamedev.
At some point we had a line of people waiting to try it, and all those who did really enjoyed it.
Most of attendees stayed for at least 1-2 hours after the official part ended to casually talk with each other, which I think is awesome. We don’t have huge crowds at our meetups, but the community around it is really great.
See you all next month!