There's these events, and one that I know of locally in Columbus, where folks gather together to try and create a game in a weekend. It's not easy and it certainly can get the best of some folks. But, there are times where gems do come out of working with fellow developers in a small time frame.
Devolver Digital is set to launch a five part series called Super Game Jam focusing on two guys doing exactly that. They're paired together to try and create a game in as little as 48 hours. They are given some parameters and you get to see how well, or not well, they worked together.
It's set to launch on Steam in April and here are the groups you can watch:
Episode 1 | Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan Willem Nijman (Ridiculous Fishing, LUFTRAUSERS) + Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb)
Episode 2 | Berlin, Germany
Dominik Johann (Impetus, LAZA KNITEZ!!) + Christoffer Hedborg (Shelter, Pid)
Episode 3 | Oakland, USA
Adam Drucker (doseone, Samurai Gunn) + Sos Sosowski (McPixel)
Episode 4 | Gothenburg, Sweden
Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami) + Martin Jonasson (Rymdkapsel)
Episode 5 | London, England
Tom Francis (Gunpoint) + Liselore Goedhart (Remembering, Nott Won’t Sleep)