Computer games are extremely complex entities in which its development needs big teams, a lot of money and even more time. At least that’s the general opinion when it comes to this topic, right? Well, our regular InnoGames Game Jam proves the opposite. This weekend, we again united people from various areas and put their creative minds to a severe test.
The response this time was as great as ever! Within 48 hours, about 80 participants from all parts of Germany gathered in our headquarters in Hamburg to create new games under the given theme „Violence”. The teams chose different approaches for this special topic, most of them were over the top and ironic. Starting on Friday afternoon, many teams spent the first hours thinking about setting, genre and platform. After clearing that up, the whole Saturday was then all about the actual game development and graphic creation. Whether programmers, sound designers or graphic designers, everyone was fully concentrated and motivated to create the best game ever in that short amount of time.
Just before the end of the countdown on Sunday, it became quite hectic in many teams. Last bugs had to be eradicated in order to finally present a running version of the game. No one would have thought that 48 hours could be so short! And yet 18 games all in all were presented on late Sunday afternoon. Games for all platforms and from genres were present: from Jump ‚N‘ Run and classic 2D shooters, to a quartet alternative for mobile phones. Not an easy task for the jury to select the best three games, but in the end, the winners were clear:
First place in the InnoGames Game Jam VI goes out to mobile game „Papzilla“ in which you have to destroy a carefully designed paper-town. A gameplay video for the really great game can be found here.
Second place was given to the game „Garden Party“, in which you take the role of a lawn mower. The third place on the podium went to the game „diagnosis Woilenz“, a fun 2D shooter.
A big thank you goes out to all the participants and organizers for the great weekend! By the way, an even more detailed report on InnoGames Game Jam VI, including a cool video will be up on here soon, so stay tuned!