Alt Games of Ludum Dare 35

Posted by (twitter: @oreganik)
April 14th, 2016 10:56 pm

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Hello folks! Do your game design ideas tend to be less of the shoot-shoot-bang-bang variety, and more like the wacky and weird stuff people call Alt Games? Then I hope you join us at our quickie Facebook group: Alt Games of Ludum Dare 35!

Before the jam, you can post short game design ideas based on the final themes. During the jam, you can get inspired by other peoples’ ideas. After it’s over, post links to interesting Alt Games you discover… or made yourself!

This was inspired by Henrike Lode’s microtalk at GDC16:

“I don’t want to make racing games … or fighting, shooting, action, dragon-slaying, strategy games fulfilling default human power fantasies. I go to a lot of game jams and I always run into this problem that most default humans want to make games about silly jokes in oversaturated genres, which of course is normal when you’re just starting out. My ambitions as a designer have completely changed. So I started compiling a list of jam games that no one wants to make with me.”

As a long-time jammer and game dev veteran, this is something I can get behind, with no disrespect to folks just wanting to make a game where stuff blows up real good.

If this interests you, please share on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks!

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