A vast majority of the time has passed and I have just now managed to create something that any sane person would actually call a game.
Most of the graphics seen here were originally meant as placeholders, but I doubt I'll have enough time to make replacements
My old-school adventure game a-la Space Quest 1 isn't exactly done but I ran out of time. You can play it and beat it but there are no sound effects and the ending's not perfect.
You play as an alien who has managed to corrupt the map data on his ship computer and can't see where the planets are. To recover the data and get home you have to collect memory cards containing shards of the map and go to the different planets as you find them.
Oooh, nelly it's getting stressful!
On the positive side, my map's almost done!
I just have to polish the news studio and space place and add an end screen.
On the other hand my gameplay at the moment pretty much consists of this:
I have the base to make the actual game now, but not much else.
I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish this on time.
Jam started quite late here so I couldn't get much done yesterday, however I did have time to do some brainstorming and I have decided to make an adventure game with a Space Quest 1-esque text parser where you travel through space, recovering corrupted map data to find your way home.
I've also gotten basic movement working and written a string splitting function as GameMaker doesn't come with one.