Indie Developers Fighting SOPA With Games - Brace Yourself For Awesome

Instead of spending their blackout time like I am (drinking beer and holding my own Farscape marathon,) these courageous indie developers will be using their time constructively to create games that protest SOPA.

by on 16th Jan, 2012

We’ve seen a large number of big names joining the fight against SOPA recently, including Razor, Bungie and NVIDIA. Not ones to be left behind, however, indie developers are now taking part in their own way with the Stop SOPA Game Jam.

Instead of spending their blackout time like I am (drinking beer and holding my own Farscape marathon,) these courageous indie developers will be using their time constructively to create games that protest the bill, which will be harmful to the industry.

Polish indie developer Sos Sosowski took to twitter. “Let’s protest against #SOPA the best way we can!” Sosowski tweeted. “Make #antiSOPA games on January 18! Join the #sopajam! Let’s do this!”

The movement spread like wildfire, with former Mojang lead Notch tweeting confirmation of his participation in the jam, with game jam competition Ludum Dare jumping on board and offering their support as well.

Anyone can join SOPA Jam - all you have to do is make an anti-SOPA game and upload it to any portal on January 18. Don’t forget to follow #SOPAJam on twitter to keep up with all the news.

This is fantastic. I can’t wait to play these games while nursing my post blackout hangover.

 

[Indie Game Mag]

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