Gamescom Games Jam ends successfully
Online developer InnoGames was thrilled that their first Gamescom Games Jam has ended successfully. The Games Jam was a competition hosted by the developer in which a total of twelve participants developed three games within 96 hours. To make things even more interesting (and perhaps stressful for the developers), this was all done with 335,000 visitors keeping an eye on the process, from the brainstorming stage to the final product.
The developers were free to create any title they want, as long as they followed the theme of the competition. This theme was childhood games. The winner of this competition was a multiplayer game in which two players compete against each other to try and collect as many toys as possible. This title is called Toy Hunt, and can be downloaded here.
The other two games are called Pillow Castle and Haunted House. The former, which can be downloaded here, is a kind of Tower Defense game in which you must protect your prized cookies from your sister. The latter game, which you can play in your browser, is a classic role-playing game. In this title, you are on a quest to recover your lost ball, and will be aided by several clever game characters.
InnoGames has released a video showing off the first Gamescom Games Jam, which you can see below:
They went on to state that the next Games Jam will occur at their Hamburg offices as usual, and will take place from November 14 to 16. Those interested in taking part can send them an e-mail with a self-introduction.
If you were able to attend Gamescom and tried out the titles as they were being developed, what were your thoughts on each team’s game? Do you agree with the chosen winner?