I was busy today, so I haven’t started yet. I purposely didn’t look at the theme until tonight so I wouldn’t be distracted with ideas. Even so, I was pulling for this theme (admittedly an anti-underdog if there ever was one) because I got an awesome idea soon after I saw the theme’s huge winning margin in round 1. I think I’ll enter the Jam this time so I can still get close to the full 48-hour experience.
Looking at the current field, I already see a bunch of cool ideas that I’m excited to play. Plus, I confirmed that my idea’s probably unique! I’m sure that with thousands of entries, my particular usage of the 10 titular seconds has occurred to at least a few other people, but I haven’t seen one such interpretation yet. Also, it seems like my idea’s low-scope enough to pull off in a reasonable timeframe. My biggest risk is AI- that’s something I haven’t attempted to do in LD before.
Good luck to everyone!