So, this #ims211 thing

It all started so innocently when Sean C. Duncan (@scd) tweeted:

Hey, if you work in games, can you tweet hi to my class (#ims211)? I wanna make a point about Twitter and the game dev world.”

Game developers around the world responded in droves. From indies to AAA, programmers to artists to musicians, the hashtag was flooded with tweets from around the world. It seems like every group has been represented, with incredible speed and friendliness. It’s become a gathering point for people in the industry in just over 24 hours.

  • Twitter is a good way to reach other developers? Check.
  • The game dev world is made up of more than just coders and artists? Check.
  • The game dev community is alive, vibrant, and, above all, friendly? Check.

Whatever @scd was hoping to prove, I think it’s safe to say the game dev world came through.

Point proven, where does #ims211 go from here? It’s taken on a life of its own now, with people using it as a way to connect to other developers, query a wide group of industry folk, recruit for jobs and more.

In the end, @scd sums it up best:

If #ims211 hasn’t proven that *all* game students need to get on Twitter, I really dunno what else will.”

Oh and since you’re here, why not follow me @benkane? </shameless plug>