While we wait for the next Games Jam I personally thought it would be fun to pass the time with a suggestions thread.
So far I looked through all of the jams and really liked the progression of the themes. It seems like the most useful/useless app theme was super well received.
Curious what you all think could top that?
I’ll start us off:
Time progression games jam where the passing time and how you can interact in a fulfilling and fun way like a tamagotchi or cookie clicker game is.
Full disclosure this is the root of my current game development and having a ton of enjoyment building games like this. Obviously, the rules are to not use current code so it would be fun for me to think outside of the box of what I currently have tried creating.
I was thinking of doing the next jam theme being something related to how it was actually coded as opposed to directly how it is presented, but I think that it might be restrictive or difficult for new users.
This is a fun idea and honestly ended up with a few moments during development where I ended up with this type of game. To your point though I have to agree making a game like this that comes off organic could be hard.
My son is only 9 month old and just rather play with the charging cable. He HATED my BeepBeep POC game. Everyone’s a critic. Although, now that I have looked through all of the games a education theme might be dry. The more I think about my first suggestion the more I feel it would be hard to have that pick up, play, rate and score type of thing these game jams are meant for.