I'm really excited to participate in this game jam. This is my first time ever trying to develop a game and create sprites and therefore obviously also my first time participating in a game jam. Right before I stumbled upon this site I've started following some tutorials on GameMaker Studio, so it was at the exact right time and a great coincidence, as the game I was planning to make would have been about a dog anyway!
The game I'm trying to create during these 2 weeks will be about my dog, Odin and is very loosely based on the one time he ran away from us. It will be a simple, minimal platformer in which the player will take on the role of Odin, trying to find his way back to his human parents. On his journey he will occasionally get help from a cat which will guide him through his journey by explaining the controls etc. in a very arrogant and hopefully humorous way. As of now, I do not plan to add any enemies and the player will not be able to lose, I want the focus to be on the experience.
So far I have the basic mechanics done, which involve jumping (+ double jumps), platforms and moving platforms. (thanks to some great tutorials by Shaun Spalding as well as Heartbeast!)
Here is a screenshot:
The background is obviously just a placeholder for now and I definitely have to work more on the player's sprite (and animate it) - which so far has been the hardest part.
I'm really excited about all of this and so far am still very determined to finish this! :)