InnoGames Game Jam
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. From June 21 to 23 2013, 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.
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 V 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. Check out the game here. The third place on the podium went to the game "Diagnose Woilenz", a fun 2D shooter. You can find the link to the game here. And don´t forget to watch the cool gameplay video on YouTube. A big thank you goes out to all the participants and organizers for the great weekend!