A new collaborative game event is in the works for budding developers of a devious disposition. It may sound like a surprise follow up to Michael Jordan’s Space Jam, but Stealthjam will actually see participants come together to “design, prototype and explore new avenues of stealth gameplay.”
The two day program is the brainchild of Sneaky Bastards, the Australian blog devoted to the resurgent stealth genre. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment and The Independent Games Festival are also backing the show.
A range of industry figures have agreed to speak, including Mark of the Ninja developer Nels Anderson of Klei Entertainment. Further contributors, including “some of the biggest names in stealth gaming” will be announced in the coming days.
Stealthjam is due to kick off in Sydney on Friday 22 June. According to Sneaky Bastards, the concept has already spread to other parts of Australia and even overseas. Full details can be found at the official site.