This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-05-04 14:00:00 to 2020-05-10 14:00:00. View 16 entries

Games Now! Online Jam #2 is the second jam in a series of online jams organized by Aalto University Games Now! lecture series.  The jam is open for anyone interested to participate and it is free of charge.  We will kick-off the jam with a 2 hour Twitch talk show  at https://www.twitch.tv/gamesnowaaltofi.  

The design constraint and theme for the jam is "Sad Games", picked by our second guest, the assistant professor Dr. Elisa Mekler from Aalto University, Department of Computer Science. Her work examines the motivational and emotional processes underlying User Experience, Games and Gamification. She will introduce us games dealing with sadness in various ways, and we will be discussing how sadness is presented in games and the design choices and conventions have been used in articulating it. Elisa will join us also in a review talk show after the jam, on the following Monday at 14.00 UTC, when we will play and discuss the submitted games together with her. 

Assistant Professor Dr. Elisa Mekler

The Games Now! Online Jam is a part of an online teaching development project at Aalto University in Finland, tackling the issue how online game jam with a Twitch show can be utilized in university teaching. For the purposes of the project, all jammers participating in the jam are asked to fill in a short survey after submitting their game. Participating in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. Submitted games will also be analyzed for the study. The collected data is not used in any commercial purposes, will be stored in an appropriate manner and will only be handled by the Games Now! Research team.

For any inquiries concerning the study contact: ville.kankainen@aalto.fi

Games Now! Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesnowaaltofi
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More about the Games Now! lecture series: http://gamesnow.aalto.fi/gn-jam/

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A frog who hoped to become the prince to his lover, but only ended up suffocating her.
Visual Novel
A short story about a car ride
Interactive Fiction
My jam project. I ran out of time when I was about to input more story. Whoops. :D Took ~40 hours! Made w/ RenPy!
A serious reverse idle-game where you start with all the resources and automations, but slowly lose them one by one.​
Educational
Search mars on the last days of Opportunity
Survival
Musical visual novel in the Age of Sail.
Visual Novel
The game tries to encapsulate the ups and downs of a relationship in a symbolic way.
Visual Novel
Gamejam game for Games Now! #2 Sad Games
It's a lonely world out there..
Interactive Fiction
GIF
Depression? This game gives a bit about those feelings, never ending running from your shadows. This is Depression.
Platformer
GIF
Sometimes we have to say goodbye.
Visual Novel
Play in browser
GIF
it's true, i think
Interactive Fiction
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Nostalgia, childhood memories and the art of letting go
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Short Twine game for Games Now! Jam#2: Sad Games
Interactive Fiction
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