Elephant in the room: Yes, it's a big bummer that Forsaken City didn't reach its Kickstarter goal. Hopefully this isn't the last we hear of this project; I like to think everything has a way of working out and I know Studio Firelight is serious about making it happen.
The topic of THIS post though is games, specifically game jam games.
NG Game Jam 7 is happening next weekend and this past weekend marked the 35th Ludum Dare MiniLD.
I've been really liking the games that come out of game jams because they are often experimental and pure; they come from a good place. We've been fighting off an endless barrage of shovelware here on NG, so games like these are always a breath of fresh air.
To better showcase these competitions I've put together a Game Jams collection. It includes the existing NG Game Jams but also has a collection for Ludum Dare entries that exist as web games on NG. We have a lot of entries available from Ludum Dare 23 but the challenge now is filling in other events. Right now if I do a tag search, only one entry comes up for MiniLD34. If you made a web game this past weekend for MiniLD35, you can tag it with "minild35" and I'll find it!
This is also a good time to organize any other game jam entries that exist on NG, such as entries for the Global Game Jam. Reply to this thread with links to any games you know that were made as part of a jam. We can make sure they get properly tagged and included in appropriate collections!
When you see something cool or unique from an unknown artist, click the heart next to their name and FAVORITE the artist! It will encourage them and prevent you from missing out on their future stuff.
For example I thought this was really intriguing - I was lucky to catch it in the big list of new games. I favorited this author so I will know what compelling stuff he submits in the future; otherwise he might submit something else a year from now and I could totally miss it. A lot of really interesting stuff doesn't win daily awards and slips by under the radar. FAVORITE often and your feed will be EXCITING!