Pirate Jam is an annual game jam which takes place in Thailand aboard a fleet of sailboats.
2020 will be the 4th year of the event which hosts game developers from around the world.
Pirate Jam isn’t your typical landlubber game jam, but a true swashbuckling adventure!
With over 23 years game industry experience, American has been involved with development projects around the globe. Starting in Texas at id Software (DOOM, Quake), then heading to San Francisco where he joined EA (Alice), American went on to Hong Kong (Bad Day LA), before founding Spicy Horse Games in Shanghai (Alice: Madness Returns) nine years ago.
American sails and dives extensively around the Andaman Sea, and has gathered valuable local knowledge as to the best anchorages, bars, dive spots, and fishing holes. He has a Thai captain’s license, holds PADI dive certification, and has passed an array of ASA sailing courses.
Yes, that is his real name.