Hello everyone, here is our very beautiful LAST WEEK GLOBAL GAME JAM EDITION!!!
For the third time we were at the event! And if you didn’t know the Global Game Jam is an annual global event where game developers got together to exchange ideas, nor sleep, eat poorly and in the time left, develop a game.
In every game jam we try to develop or technologies to use in game, not try to develop a game to be released on Steam in next week, like this, on the first GGJ we developed a game with procedural map generation (Dante’s Bureau), the second one we developed a game with mini games (Clownstrofobia), at GBJam planetary gravity simulation (Space Lander), and crafting at CampJam (Fabulous Coffee).
This year we tried to be adventurous! With a concept with different dimensions where you have to manipulate the reality to overcome the challenges.
The game idea is very simple, play the game in one reality (Dark World), but you need to access the another reallity (Light World) to find a different path or a hidden button to continue the game.
Yes, this is a very complex concept for a 48 hours game jam, from the beginning did not expect to have a game within this time, but wanted to be tested idea.
For this project we used Flash with a team of five, three in software development, one in world design and another one to the art.
And since we did not have the least idea how conseguri this effect “rip the realities”, we decided to develop everything from scratch.
First separate the tasks for the programmers, one will develop the platform engine, another one will prepare the NPCs and player behavior and the last one will find how we will rip the realities.
Meanwhile, the worlds were designed.
And the animations were produced.
Well, after two days sleeping very little, eaten only when having time, too much coffee, no bath and a felled computer…
…but we make the idea work!! But as expected, we did not transform the idea into a playable prototype. But we do not care, we made in 48 hours something really complex and very cool :D
And not have to mention all the nice people :)
Even with all the challenges we see that a GameJam is just one big party :D
And you can “play” our concept here ^^