Last week, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw posted his version of what might be a genderswapped plot summary of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 on his portfolio website. (There’s a version with the names swapped back here). Now there’s a game jam based on the synopsis that lets Half-Life fans bring their sequel visions to life.
There are game jams about all kinds of things. The subject doesn’t really matter so much as the constraints introduced and the creativity that flows from game designers working to overcome them together. So why not a game jam about watermelons?
Right Click to Necromance is a free game by Juicy Beast. It is a one year old game jam title that’s finding renewed popularity as some of the biggest YouTubers share the game with their followers. There’s good reason for that. Right Click to Necromance is simple to play and a ton of fun.
I never knew I wanted a Western-themed rhythm game with rock paper scissors until just now.
A reality TV show about some of the best indie game developers in the business competing Iron-Chef-style to make amazing games? Sounds like a great idea, right? You'd think so, but this story does not, unfortunately, have a happy ending.
Game jams are fantastic for short, focused games. Couple that with Notch's ability to make polished gems for jams, and what you get is Shambles—an FPS zombie game developed for the 7DFPS challenge.
Where Is The Button For Love? gives you a very simple goal: Hug your daughter. The only problem is that while you were working on your mech, the retro-turboencabulator malfunctioned, and now you're trapped inside.
You may recall Molyjam, a 2012 "game jam" that brought together amateur and professional game developers from around the world to make games based on the weird ideas espoused by the satirical Peter Molydeux Twitter account. That account, of course, was a joke version of the very real game designer Peter Molyneux. Yes,…