Check Out All The Impressive Local Global Game Jam Submissions
In case you didn’t know, the annual Global Game Jam concluded yesterday evening, bringing a full 48-hour rush to create a game to an end and allowing more than a few developers to actually get some well deserved sleep.
South Africa hosted three individual venues for game designers and developers to gather and make games for the weekend, namely in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Vanderbijlpark. In total over 100 jammers took place i this year’s event, which is an awesome improvement from last year. And some of the games produced…wow.
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Notable entries include Echo: A journey Within, Without, a game where players use a pulse to see the environment around them while they prey on small wildlife to grow and eventually take on bigger enemies. Trivarient was another game created in Unity that had players figuring out colour coded spacial puzzles. Trust me when I say that this game is mind-bending in some cases. Redshift, made in Cape Town, is a multiplayer space simulator that really is just a tech demo at this point, but a mighty impressive one at that. Another cool entry from Cape Town came from a team up between some Broforce and Desktop Dungeons developers, named Fist of Patience.
Hell some developers even managed to develop Unity titles for the Oculus Rift, which is really exciting to see. You can check out all the submissions from each of the venues, including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Vanderbijlpark, as well as download all of the entries posted.
Also, be sure to look at for the game I worked on, The Maltese Foursome. Yes, shameless advertising for the win.
Which games would you like to see worked on more? Do you possibly want to get involved with the growing local game development community? Hit up the comments below and share your thoughts.