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Stealthjam: The World’s First Global Stealth Game Jam kicks off in Sydney June 22!


Sneaky Bastards: The Stealth Gaming Blog is proud to be partnering with Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) and iFEST: The Independent Games Festival to launch Stealthjam: The World’s First Global Stealth Game Jam in Sydney!

Stealthjam is a 48-hour Game Jam in which participants will design, prototype and explore new avenues of stealth gameplay.

The Global Stealth Game Jam will kick off in Sydney, where Sneaky Bastards and AIE staff will host Stealthjam from the 22nd to the 24th of June.

All games developed in the Sydney Stealthjam will be entered into iFEST’s game development competition for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Though Stealthjam begins in Sydney, it has already begun to spread further. Participants wishing to host a Stealthjam event in their local city should visit for more information, or reply to this email!

Participants will be hearing from 2012’s prominent independent stealth developers, including:

Andy Schatz (Monaco, Pocketwatch Games)
Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja, Klei Entertainment)
Tom Francis (Gunpoint, Suspicious Developments)
Dan Silvers (Children of Liberty, Lantana Games) well as some of the biggest names in stealth gaming that have yet to be revealed!

Interested applicants can pre-register for the Sydney Stealthjam by visiting, guaranteeing first notification of when tickets go on sale. Spots are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to pre-register now!

For further information, contact:

Daniel Hindes
Editor, Sneaky Bastards
+61 425 026 246


Stealthjam is the world’s first global stealth game jam. Show up by yourself, or with a group of friends, and spend the next 48 hours by torchlight creating new kinds of stealth gameplay. We at Sneaky Bastards love stealth, and want to see stealth gameplay explored more! Stealth is about so much more than sneaking through shadows, hiding behind boxes, or donning a disguise. We're beginning to see indie developers take stealth to new and interesting places, but it's time to dig even deeper!


The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. AIE continues to contribute to the development of the Games and interactive industries in Australia. It is an active founding member of the Australian Game Developers’ Association, and is involved in consulting both government and other education institutions on policy and content. In 1999, AIE initiated the Australian Games Developers Conference and in 2005, organised Australia’s first academic and secondary schools summits on games education.


iFEST is a free 1-day festival for independent game developers – from new startups and established studios to anyone who thinks they might have what it takes to imagine, design, build and market games indie-style. iFEST has talks, workshops and an indie Games Competition to showcase the best undiscovered games in indie development!


Sneaky Bastards: The Stealth Gaming Blog is the home of all shades of stealth gaming. Created and edited by Daniel Hindes, the Sneaky Bastards’ niche focus has already brought a thriving stealth community out of the shadows. Engaging with prominent stealth developers – from the creators of Thief, Deus Ex and Splinter Cell through to rising independents – Sneaky Bastards provides laser-focused coverage of a captivating, intelligent and complex genre of gameplay where no others do.