Mere moments ago we kicked off the TouchArcade Game Jam at 360iDev here in lovely San Jose, CA. In the next 12 hours, a room full of developers will each (hopefully) have semi-workable prototypes of amazing game ideas they cooked up on the spot based on the theme of the Game Jam: "Tiny".

There are tons of people here this evening, ranging from iPhone celebrities like Owen Goss, creator of Dapple [$2.99 / Free] and Monkeys in Space [99¢] as well as Imangi Studios, makers of Harbor Master [$1.99 / Free] as well as the new Harbor Master HD [Free] for the iPad.

Other attendees include the team behind Tower Madness [$2.99 / Free], Jason Citron of OpenFeint, and Santiago Gonzalez, an amazing 12 year old from Denver who surprisingly enough already has a collection of six apps on the App Store, with more on the way coming for the iPad.

We've encouraged developers at the Game Jam to post in our Game Jam Forum, so members of the TouchArcade community can see their works in progress. There are only a few threads active right now, but I expect the forum to fill up as more Game Jam participants begin to solidify their game ideas over the next few hours.

Update: So far it seems like Cake Defense, the collaboration between Endloop and Retro Dreamer is turning out to look like a lot of fun, and both Imangi Studios' The Pollinator and Owen Goss's Atomz are looking pretty cool. Almost every game has a thread in the Game Jam Forum right now, so be sure to swing by and check out what people are making.

  • Kevin

    Sounds like a fun time, wish I could have gone.

  • Kevin

    Sounds like a fun time, wish I could have gone.

  • waht hi

    Achjew

  • waht hi

    Achjew

  • dumas1000

    I live in San Jose, Ca. This must be downtown. Playoffs start tomorrow. It's gonna get crowded down there.

  • dumas1000

    I live in San Jose, Ca. This must be downtown. Playoffs start tomorrow. It's gonna get crowded down there.

  • Erik

    Sanitago? Is that the clean version of Santiago?

  • Erik

    Sanitago? Is that the clean version of Santiago?

  • http://toxicmda.tumblr.com Toxic

    Wow! I'd like to be there that much. Good luck to you guys! ;)

  • http://toxicmda.tumblr.com Toxic

    Wow! I'd like to be there that much. Good luck to you guys! ;)

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    So far, I miss some unique/clever ideas...
    But good luck and have fun.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    So far, I miss some unique/clever ideas...
    But good luck and have fun.