It’s Saturday afternoon. The first ever Moray game jam has just past the first 24 hours and all nine teams are powering into their projects.
The theme of the jam, is it changed the world and many of the teams have taken this in directions of inventions, medical discoveries or indeed the total destruction of the world and all beings upon it…
The teams and projects are…
Reality Shift is a reality altering puzzle platformer. Players must alter the very fabric of reality itself by shifting between areas of the game…
Vaccine is a real-time action/strategy /arcade game for 2 x players. Players must seize control of key high scoring nodes upon a hex-based grid.
A tactical, pharmaceutical, logistical, educational and comic exploration of the life and scientific discoveries of Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Spore meets Arkanoid. Players must protect a planet a stream of asteroids, which will change the planet’s climate in some way, giving the inhabitants time to complete work on a giant space ark and escape the doomsday comet which is one its way…
Your job: use giant blazing asteroids to destroy the dinosaurs.
Stikkz Media (Andrew French, Kierran Moors) – It Changed The World
A collection of mini-games, based upon the people, inventions and events which truly changed the world
A 2 x player endless runner/fighting game. Play your own music tracks to generate a track and then fight your way to the end of the song, capturing territory and building bonuses.
A node-based real time strategy game. Start and tailor your own religion and then send your believers out to cities across a procedurally generated continent to convert the godless heathen.
A 2D side-on, steam punk shooter of sorts. Battle the most infamous viruses in the world. Deliver your precision-based medication and cure mankind.
The judging team, led by jam veteran Phil Harris, and the mentors from Hunted Cow have been circulating between the teams and have been impressed by the quality of the work so far, the continuing good humour in the teams and the amazing team from Moray College.
Andrew Mulholland, the co-founder and CEO of Hunted Cow said:
This is the first jam to take place in Elgin and we’ve been amazed and delighted that so many people have taken the time to come up and take part. The teams at Screen HI and Moray College have worked very hard and have made all of this possible. The teams all seem to be having a great time and the games are looking very impressive. Already. I can’t wait to get my hands on them tomorrow.
Phil Harris, writer, game designer and journalist, told us:
Jams are always fun and incredibly useful experience for the teams, as it’s a very challenging way to design and develop an original new game. The Moray Game Jam has raised the stakes considerably with a genuinely valuable and innovative prize from Hunted Cow. The winning team will be able to work with the studio to finish their game and release it commercially. It would be wonderful if more companies around Scotland were able to provide this sort of support to the new talent coming out of jams.