At 7/26/12 09:30 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
I'm not surprised at the top 3 game jam winners, although I would have put slime's cake quest at number one, and the other two shifted down a level.
I do agree with this. I'm curious who judged the jam this time and whether they have any comments about the games and the jam as a whole.
I do want to thank Austin for creating the jam and Tom for sponsoring it!
People should note that the Newgrounds game jam is pretty much the only game jam I've found to give such monetary prizes. Most other jams just have the "honor or participation" as the reward.
Everyone who has participated should be proud of themselves. The fact that you've collaborated, possibly with people you've never worked with before, in under 72 hours, under a lot of pressure, to create something is amazing. Whether you won or not, you went away with a game concept and made new team members. A game concept that you know whether it works or not because you've prototyped it. And if it didn't work, then you know why it wasn't fun, and you can improve it.
And just to encourage people more, an example I cite a lot, this game:
Do NOT play this game!
- 4.42 / 5.00
Was first made in a 48 hour game jam as an experiment, then later made as a full game.