Sneak a Peek from Global Game Jam 2014 Jogjakarta
Jogja becomes one of “pioneers” in holding out GGJ 2014 in Indonesia. How is the atmosphere of Global Game Jam 2014 Jogjakarta?
For Jogjakarta, it is not the first time holding out a game jam event through Global Game Jam 214 (GGJ 2014). Several months ago, of course you still remember with similar event which is called Jogja Game Jam 48 Hours (JGJ48) held in Jogja Digital Valley. Jogja also becomes one of “pioneers” in holding out GGJ 2014 in Indonesia which is finally followed by seven cities. Besides Jogja, as we know GGJ is also held in Jakarta, Bandung, Depok, Semarang, Surabaya and Bali. How is the atmosphere of Global Game Jam 2014 Jogjakarta?
Global Game Jam 2014 Jogjakarta is attended by around 28 people from total 65 jammers who are actually registered. This event sponsored by Blackberry is also started with two Tech/ArtTalks as in other regions each of them is brought by Agro Rachmatullah (Meibi Studio) who presents theme “Building Studio Game in Japan” and Yogi Aditya (Hinocyber) who presents theme “Post Mortem: Kitaria Defense Online”. After the presentation, like in other regions, there are keynote video playing from GGJ 2014 center committee, plus announcement of GGJ 2014 theme which cannot be announced before last time zone in Hawaii starts.
Afterwards, grouping starts with various members amount, from five participants, even there are participants who become “single fighter” a.k.a developing the game alone! Not only digital game is developed by participants but also there is also board game. One of the participants is Frida Dwi who is usually called UBe, one of “single fighters” in GGJ 2014 develops board game titled Pizza Lover which then changed into Pizza Trader.
Entertainment is also provided in Jogja Digital Valley area as the site of GGJ Jogjakarta, one of them is a set Xbox 360 provided for jammers who are “burn out” in creating game. Besides that, there are a lot interesting moments happen in GGJ 2014 Jogjakarta. “There are participants who are pessimistic and hesitant when forming the group, when they are motivated and given guide, the result is way above expectation. Really great! I was shocked” says Dennis Andriansyah, one of organizers in this GGJ 2014 Jogjakarta.
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Sunday, 26 January 2014 marks the end of GGJ 2014, the participants present their developed game one by one. As recorded, there are eight games from Jogjakarta site created from eight teams formed. In the end of GGJ 2014 or after the closing, committee also “fondles” participants with eating time!
UBe who is also one of the organizers in GGJ Jogjakarta state that her impression on this GGJ 2014 event. “GGJ 2014 this time has more participants than last JGJ so it’s more crowded. Parallel Game Jam together with other regions also brings more spirit! It makes us sneak a peek other regions’ progress again and again,” says UBe.
Are you curious with games from Jogjakarta? You can directly check in next page…
Aaaand, these are the games created by Jogjakarta’s jammers...
Andy Rush Aga
This game is developed by two persons, Satriaji Idam as Game Designer and Muhammad Fahriza as Game Programmer. This game tells a story about a bird named Andy who has to defend the candy he owns while saving Aga who’s kidnapped by a villain named PuKing. You can try this game by downloading it here.
Candy of Destruction
This game for Android platform is developed by four persons that are Andika Ady, Cakra Wishnu, Khoirun Nawa and Rosanqodrian Nurfikri. This game tells a story about Rosan, a mysterious figure who is always bullied by other creatures in his world. He wants to destroy that world, therefore he wants to collect Candy of Destruction which can be used to smooth that plan. You can try this game by downloading it in this link.
Collect the Bubbles
This game developed for PC is simple enough. In a platformer world, player must collect the bubbles in every stage to reach next stage. All the bubbles are useful to complete a stage, there is no exception, even for the tiniest bubble. You can try this game by downloading it here.
One more platformer game this time is developed by three persons, they are Agro Rachmatullah, Muhammad Lulu Latif and Supradi Sitepu. In this game, you will play a role as a brave hero who will save the world. From the description, this game offers the “surprising” ending in the end of game. You can try this game for Android by downloading it here.
Frida Dwi who develops this game alone chooses more to develop a board game named Pizza Trader than digital game like other participants. The purpose of this game is to be played by three to eight players, this game is simple enough, that is the player who succeeds to form two pans of pizza first will be the winner. To form two pans of pizza, the players have to trade two pizza slices with other players. You can try this game by downloading the card file here and print it, then read the instruction inside.
There are five persons develop game for this web, Fathah Rona, Disva Firnanda, Rizal Saputra, Satya Rizqy and Iznan Muladi. In this game, players will wake up in a forest without knowing what’s going on. You have to “fight” that darkness and by using a torch you have to collect then keys and reach the available castle. To play this game, you can use W button to jump, D button to move right and A button to move left. You can try this game by downloading it here.
The Last Light
The Last Light is developed by four persons, Oky, Nikko, Punto dan Arkham. In this game, you will play role as forest spirit who is assigned to protect the forest which becomes your house from enemy attack. This game has shooter 2D genre which is combined with a little tower defense. You can try this web developed game by downloading it here.
This game is developed by three persons, Ariska, Fikri and Gathot Fajar. This puzzle genre game with Physics element places a player as a soul who possesses various objects to migrate from one place to another, and to survive. You can try this game developed for web browser platform by downloading it here.
You can also watch the presentation video record below.
Curious with another jammers’ game creation result from other cities? Keep following the report in Duniaku.net!
[Photos and Video courtesy of GGJ 2014 Jogja]