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Jam-o-Drum Games

The Jam-o-Drum is a circular table with an overhead projector, and four steering-wheel like controllers. It's a great way to play multiplayer games: there's something much more exciting when you're facing your opponent instead of facing an anonymous TV.

The first game in this section, Neon Nibblers, is possibly the most enjoyable game ever made at the ETC. I'm sure you've played games where snakes eat apples, but this takes it to another level: the game is much more elegant, and the face-to-face competition adds a lot to the game.

Building Virtual Worlds is a class at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center. Groups of four or five students have only two weeks to make a game. It is surprising how much they can accomplish in that time.
 
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