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Global Game Jam Challenge

Okay, so the 2010 Global Game Jam isn't until the end of January, but well ahead of time I have decided to give myself a bit of a dare. And my dare for the Jam is simply:


Regardless of how insane it is, I will try to make your game idea.


Within certain limitations of course:

  1. It must be entirely appriopriate for a PG-13 or below audience.
  2. It must be completely "Politically Correct" (Does not set out to offend anyone of any particular race, creed, culture, political affiliation, sexual orientation etc)
  3. Your idea will be shoe horned into whatever themes or rules are set for the Game Jam.
  4. Your idea will be limited by what my computer is able to do.
  5. You will need to accept the quality of the game based on your idea is restricted by my personal artistic and programming abilities, as well as the strict 48 hour time limit.
  6. You will need to accept the game based on your idea will be released publically on a GPL or BSD based licence.
  7. You will need to accept that I retain the right to claim authorship of the game.
  8. The game can only require Mouse and/or Keyboard as it's prehiperals.
  9. Copyrighted content can be parodied or referenced, but not infringed upon.
  10. Any game idea that requires or allows online multiplayer will be rejected, hot-seat multiplayer may be considered.
  11. Your idea may be rejected for any other reason that would make it impossible, or at least incredibly impractical, to develop.


And that's it, really. If you have got an idea for a game so bizarre that makes Cactus's work seem utterly pedestrian, then I would love to hear it.

However, there is a catch. I will accept, and only accept, the first idea submitted to me by someone who completes the following challenge:


  1. Take a screenshot of the ending cutscene of Heart of Ice
  2. Take a screenshot of the ending text of Blow Stuff Up
  3. Take a screenshot of the end sequence from The Kiwi's Tale
  4. Take a screenshot of the text scroll from the "Good" ending of Derelict
  5. Upload these screenshots to an online image service (such as Flickr)
  6. Send me links to those screenshots through the contact page

(Note: This challenge isn't open to anyone who worked on any of the above games. Sorry guys, I have to be fair.)

Sounds like a tall order? Perhaps, but how often has someone offered to make your game idea for you, for free?

Good luck!



Sam (not verified)

You need to advertise this, Erik. Tell the indie game blogs!

Earok's picture
Joined: 02/06/2009

Will do if I get no winners in a week or so, I wanted to give people who follow the site or follow me on twitter a chance to have a crack at it first

Avengingwatcher (not verified)

HA. Hey I have a game Idea I want to share with you either way. It's kind of a different spin on Bioshock, but I actually thought of the idea before the game came out, don't know if Blitz could do it though.

Earok's picture
Joined: 02/06/2009

If you win the Challenge, then I swear that I'll try to find some way to bring your vision to life.

Blitz can do more or less everything if you're willing to sacrifice modern graphic quality

Joined: 12/21/2009

Hey didn't realize that you responded tot his, I'm not eligible though according to your rules brother. It's no biggie though I've got more than enough ideas kicking around.

Earok's picture
Joined: 02/06/2009

Just updated the rules, you're now elligible;)