It’s a busy time of yr for video games. There are video games popping out left, proper, and heart, and extra holidays than I do know what to do with. It appears like there aren’t sufficient hours within the day in the previous few months of the yr so let’s add some gas to the flame. It’s been some time since we talked about recreation jams, so let’s spotlight some attention-grabbing ones you possibly can be a part of. As at all times, you can even try the record of all upcoming jams on our tracker. Let’s dive in.
If you take note of recreation jams you see plenty of recurring concepts. Sometimes jams are primarily based round themes, others on main growth engines, however I’ve by no means seen something just like the Powerpoint Game Jam. Yes this jam is predicated totally round utilizing a selected toolset however what makes this distinctive is that the toolset is from the Microsoft Office Suite.
I do not know the way you develop video games in Powerpoint, I don’t understand how the host of this jam even stumbled upon this risk, however I’d be mendacity if I wasn’t intrigued to see what outcomes from such a wacky idea.
I really like a historic recreation, you’re keen on a historic recreation, all of us love historic video games. Well, I feel all of us love the thought of those video games. To name these video games “accurate” is a stretch at greatest, and hilariously off base at worst. Fortunately there’s a jam prepared to assist steadiness the scales. History buffs can ring in 2020 with every week of jamming and hopefully produce one thing that may train us a bit of bit in regards to the previous.
I’ve been watching Decade Jam for months however I may by no means actually justify overlaying it till now. Decade Jam has been on the calendar since early this yr, however we’re nowhere close to the submission deadline of January 1st, 2030. This is definitely the longest jam I’ve ever seen, however it’s additionally some of the relaxed. The jampage permits submissions all all through the last decade and has themes that ask jammers to discover how they and their work grows over the length of the occasion.
This one is a private choose for me. I really like punk music and anti-corporate sentiment however this philosophy is a bit of underrepresented in gaming. Sure there are a couple of on the market within the wild, however we may at all times use extra, proper? Right. Hardcore Punk Jam begins in only a few weeks so mud off your studs and rip up these denims, as a result of we’ve bought an institution to tear down.