Sunday, January 25, 2015

What I was actually doing this week

                     Okay, this weekend I got to part take in an global gamer programing activity well known as 2015's Game Jam. Here, we are given three days to produce a simple playable game to upload and share with everyone. There are not as extreme as Call of Duty or Five Nights at Freddy's but small indie games that display beautiful artwork, encoding this gameplay and the many different approaches on this year's theme "What do we do now". 

                     The game I help made was a point & click puzzle game called "Girl Scouts", where you are the girl scout leader deciding what to do for each situation that you come across. Your objective is to make it through all 16 questions with a majority of your girl scouts, answering them with logical tactics or risking taking choices. 

                   My job was to illustrate all 40 icons that you would choose from for each question. However, our game was completely finished for the Game jam upload due to the time management (just needed three more hour) however we decided that it would be finished otherwise. So once it is, I will make a link or have it accessed through my blog for you to try it out.       

                  At first, I didn't mean to get into the game jam but once I went to the artist talk and their presentation, I found a good group that was doing the types of game I enjoy, which is basic puzzle point and click. I really did enjoy it, making it the first time to part take in creating an indie game, and while doing it, I was really liking it. The art design behind it is something I would be great out, even when picking up the small items or icons that are displayed on screen. This was a great challenged, and you could say that this can be added to my portfolio. I encourage anyone that have a small interesting in game making, this is a great event to take part of with this limited time next year. Be sure to check out their website and you might be able to see all the games that people have made this weekend. 

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