Sneak a Peek from GGJ 2014 Surabaya Jammers’ Masterpieces
From six teams who join GGJ 2014 Surabaya, finally there are six games created that can be played freely on Global Game Jam official website.
From six teams who join Global Game Jam 2014 Surabaya, finally there are six games created that can be played freely on Global Game Jam official website. With the theme “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”, the jammers (participants) of Global Game Jam apparently have their own high imagination in interpreting the theme into their games. What kind of games do Surabaya jammers create during three days two nights of GGJ 2014 Surabaya event? Let’s watch it together!
Run Dev Run! (Buaya Team)
Game developed by Roland, Melvin and Wiwing tells their “heart stories” when they join GGJ 2014 in Surabaya. In this screen side rolling game genre, you are demanded to complete game matched with character role which appears on screen.
If you use artist, you have to take related icons with artist like avoiding mood icon to complete the game on time. Or if you use programmer, you can avoid bug icon that marks bug, a.k.a programmer is running out of time to kill the bugs in game so that the game is completed on time. You can download it here.
U Crash U Die (Untitled Team)
This game is developed by Untitled Team which consists of five members, they are Cristino, Adji, Primaadi, Hendrik and Felix. This screen side rolling game genre has unique feature, that is the character is able to zoom in and zoom out in different environment in the game. The purpose of zoom in and zoom out is to kill enemy who chases character by vanishing it on the screen.
Playing the game is very easy, player just needs to jump from one platform to another platform, then do the zoom in and zoom out when there is any enemy chasing. This game also presents funny character with “miserable” face that asks player not to “torture” it by playing this game. :D This game is developed for PC, Windows Phone, and HTML 5, you can try it by downloading here.
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Naked Imaginer (Big Boss Team)
Game developed by Ruben, Furqon, Yani Ali, and Andi is a bit unique and mostly attract laughter from other participants. The unique thing here, Big Boss Team uses crazy child character and he is half naked! In the story, that child is hit by a car and lost of consciousness so it makes him imagine a lot. In his imagination, this child needs to recollect his memory pieces, which are depicted as brain shaped icon. To obtain this brain, the journey is not easy because he has to jump from one platform to another platform. The interesting thing is to reach the difficult platform, the child can change into anything nearby him! For example, to reach the higher place, the child has to change into rocket by approaching the available rocket, then the player can press button to change him into rocket.
Besides the game is funny and a bit NSFW (Not Safe For Work), this team is also the most amusing in presenting and succeeds in entertaining other jammers! This game which is developed for PC can be tried by downloading here.
Go check the second page for three other games.
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Paranormal Between Disaster (Lontong Balap Team)
If Naked Imaginer successfully makes other participants burst into laughter, Paranormal Between Disaster successfully makes other participants curious. Game developed by Ubaidillah, Gusti, Eko and Saud promotes issue that currently happens in Indonesia, that is, the natural disaster happening in several regions. The story here, we become paranormals who come to the region which has natural disaster to help overcoming that natural disaster. In this presented game yesterday, only two regions which are displayed, Lampindo mud flood in Sidoarjo and flood in Jakarta.
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The way to play this game is simple enough, that is to touch or to click the circles appeared on the screen matched with rhythm to prevent natural disaster to be worse. For example in overcoming Lapindo mud flood, circles will appear randomly on the screen so it demands players to quickly click when the circles appear. Or when overcoming the flood, player has to click the circles matched with available flow. This game uses black and white graphical style, which also reminds us to games with similar graphics like Oscura and Limbo. This game for PC and HTML 5 can be downloaded by directing to this page.
Mirror Love Story (Namatim Team)
Mirror Love Story which is developed by trio Abu Dzarali, Alifa and Assaji tells a story of lovers who are separated by dimension and time in mirror world. The only way for them to meet is by moving quickly to available mirror and stand in front of it. The story is touching, isn’t it? Well, your task is to move the man to mirror on the edge of the road to meet the lover. However the way to mirror is not easy because you have to clean the obstacles along the way.
Gameplay using puzzle genre is simple, you just click the man character then left to right button will appear besides him. You can click the left button to move left and right button to move right. Game developed using Construct 2 for PC platform can be tried by downloading it here.
Jolly Jump (Folks Team)
Jolly Jump is created by Folks Team consisted of five persons, they are Pradityaristi, Irdintya, Erick, Candra and Rossalina. This game invites us to pay attention again about woman and man. First of all, we get one character that has no gender. Later on, you can freely determine the character’s gender whether it is man or woman by taking the available icons. When becoming a man, you have to take items that are usually associated with man and step on platform for man. Same thing is also done if you choose female as your character gender.
What happens it the character step on platform with wrong genre? The character then will die directly! This game itself takes side scrolling genre, with 2D environment. The game developed using Unity for Android and PC platform can be tried by downloading it here.
You wanna know about games in other regions? Stay tune on Global Game Jam 2014 reports in Duniaku.net!