I would like to write my thoughts about the current format of themes. Instead of only one theme there are 3 theme themes available!
At first sight this is much less restricting you in ideas and field of work. Just choose your most liked theme, and work on it.
But at the other hand it is tempting to choose all three themes - challenge yoursels, so to speak, be hero.
Like "if I chose only one theme, I will seem week (to myself). I should try the hardest level - pick all three". And then fight with yourself began - ease of one theme vs challending of thee themes. Then if you pick all three themes you unexpectedly for yourself feel more restricting - it's actually pretty hard to link them!
And you find yourself in a situation where the imaginary ease became complex reality. And you feel yourself discomfortable :/
(And eventually I picked all the themes - option of challenging myself has won ;)
If course, I'm exaggerating this situation, but I think you understand bearer. But anyway - only I have such thinking, or someone else? Please write your thoughts!
Gamejams are great, a wonderful excuse to be creative whilst avoiding the usual issues that can bog down a usual long-term project.
Alakajam was the first game I entered back in Sept 2017, a month after I'd started learning game dev. I entered with a few people I'd met through streaming, and we ended up making a really fun game for it. I've struggled to find time to enter many other Alajakams since then, but when the beacon was lit for the 10th… Brainoid and I answered it's call. Danae, Aurel and Wan did a great job in launching / preparing for the jam.
As usual with gamejams, we ran out of time to finish implementing everything we started / planned. But still - really proud we tried to create something that was badly scoped as usual :D
I was making an adventure game. Unity's Tilemap got messed up and I gave up. I didn't feel good about it but I couldn't continue. It wasn't even a fun game
This morning I woke up and decided to just do a really hard arcade action game.
And I somehow managed to finish it! It was so fun and I'm so glad. Go play it, you'll hate it!
Our team of 4 have finished our entry.
Heres the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOQq2BX7r0s
Heres the itchio link: https://nobleboy.itch.io/road-to-freedom
Our team consisted of 4 people.
De Yuang, programming
Supreme Peenor Master, programming
I worked with Supreme Peenor Master together in my apartment, the guy has the loudest farts imaginable.
The basic gameplay loop works! Ithink I'll benefit from some sleep now.
The basic Idea of my game is:
You found some treasure maps, but you don't know which one is the correct one. You basically have to sail around, compare your surroundings with the different maps and figure out which map is the correct one that will lead you to treasure. I am not sure about the obstacles I will create. My last resort is a race against a timer, but I'd rather find something more interesting.
I will see tomorrow :)