Hello, people! Last week was very busy and interesting for me because I participated in my very first game jam ever!
Plovdiv Game Jam 2015 was part of the Global Game Jam and it was 3 days in total. The goal of the game jam is to form a team and create a game for 48 hours!
The first day was the day of the lectures. There were lecturers from UbiSoft Sofia, GameLoft,Unity,XS Software. There were also various workshops and a discussion about the women and their place in the game industry which was very interesting.
Sometime around the evening the theme of the game jam was announced - "What do you do now?" and we started to form our teams. My team consisted of total of 4 people. We made a game with Unreal Engine 3 which is called Tower Quest. We managed to make a working prototype for these 2 days. The goal of the game is to collect 3 spheres and when the player finds them all , wins the game. It is more of a first person platformer and a jumping puzzle ^^. I never thought that it will be so hard to make a game. We put a lot of effort and enthusiasm in our game
The third and final day was the day of the truth! We had to finish our games and upload them on the website of Global Game Jam which is : globalgamejam.org.
There were total 19 games created , which is awesome! All of them were so funny and amusing. I enjoyed all of them. You can find them here: globalgamejam.org/2015/jam-sit…
You can try our game as well and write your comment here with suggestions and thoughts
. All feedback will be appreciated!
The Game Jam was so emotional and awesome. I had the chance to meet so many nice people and also gain some experience in the game design. I would totally participate again next time!