Today I once again visited the InnoGames office in Hamburg. The last time I’ve been there in mid-April as a participant of the InnoGames GameJam 2012. Back then, me and 49 other participants tried to develop our own “survival” games. All teams managed to hand in a playable version of their game in time, leading to 12 games being developed during the 48 hours of the event. Over the last couple of weeks, those games were extensively played and evaluated by an independent jury. And today it was time to announce the winner!
I was very happy seeing all the people, who participated at the GameJam with me, again. And of course I was also very excited, which game would be announced as the winner. In my mind, our own game only had a limited chance of winning. Back at the GameJam, we were barely able to hand in a version of our game, finishing the first playable just in time. Therefore I was not very surprised when other games were presented as third and second place. And then it was time to finally announce the winner! … Aaaaand the winner is … “Znex - Eat and Destroy” from Thomas, Tobias and Torsten. I really have to admit that the game is a worthy winner and would like to congratulate the guys for developing such a fun game in such a short time. One thing that sticks out in my mind about the game is its story. In “Znex”, you play a little alien, which strands with his ship after some technical problems. But unfortunately you only have few supplies left. Therefore the purpose of the game is to explore the area, find food and materials for repairing. And as we learn during the game, aliens have a special taste for humans ;) I am really looking forward to the next GameJam at InnoGames and am already curious about the games that will be developed there. So see you all next time!