These short-paced game-creation events usually seem to garner a resounding “Why?” from many when I bring them up. To them, it seems so silly to spend my weekend or more to participate.
At times, I can see their point, but there are many reasons why I participate in game jams:
- Sharpen my development skills
- Work with people and friends I may not get to work with
- Experiment with new themes and ideas I normally wouldn’t get the chance to
Keeping this in mind, I present a few games that I have worked on in various game jams such as the Global Game Jam and Ludum Dare. Also, as a disclaimer, these are Game Jam games. They are not final, unpolished, and sometimes ideas of questionable tastes derived due to sleep depravity. They were made in less than 48 hours — some less — so don’t judge too harshly.
Also, If you have any interest in making games, I implore you to participate in at least one game jam. They are an interesting — and a little more than hectic — introduction to the whirlwind world of game development!