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Myst Jam Games!

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

Hi all! I just wanted to let you know about this game jam that I participated in this week called Myst Jam. Some are fan games (like my unfinished game, V'lahs) and others are more original but inspired somehow by Myst. Submissions close in 4 hours so by then there are sure to be more awesome free games to check out.

http://itch.io/jam/myst-jam
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:36 PM

I didn't know there was a MystJam! That's so cool.
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:01 PM

Can you please enlighten this oldie about what a game jam is? I saw it on the Obduction Facebook page and didn't understand it then

thanks.
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

A game jam is when game developers get together for a set period of time and make games. It may be solo, in teams, or both depending on the jam. They usually last between 2 days to 1 week. Myst jam was 10 days but I only had 2 days free to work on my game.

Jams are a great way to learn, generate new ideas, experiment, meet collaborators, and get a break from your day job or long-term project. The games are then usually released for free at the end of the jam, finished or not, and it's customary for developers to play each other's games and give feedback. Sometimes devs choose to release the source code for their games, and in some jams it's required to do so. Many successful games have started life as jam projects, and developers often harvest promising ideas from jam games and develop them into full titles.

I haven't played all the entries yet (there are a lot so I don't know if I will) but this is my favorite so far: my friend Marek made a 3D age writing simulator where you write in real D'ni and can link to the age you described! So cool:
http://itch.io/jam/myst-jam/rate/51154
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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:38 AM

Thanks, might take a look when I have time
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