This is gaming news for the week of September 8, 2014.
Don't make another E.T.
SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute is funding its very own game jam in Mountain View from October 17-19. Termed " SETI-JAM," the event will take advantage of SETI research to create games themed around the Drake Equation, used to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in the universe.
"By giving game developers direct access to our scientists and research we hope to kick-start a new effort using games to bring real science to the public. We can't wait to see what the devs can come up with!" said Karen Randall, Director of Special Projects at The SETI Institute.