Hello everyone !!
1. Hi there! What's your name? Want to introduce yourself?
Hi! My name is Sara. I'm a québécoise woman currently living in Montréal, recently graduated with a BA in linguistics, will be moving to Finland sometime this summer. I think it's a good time in my life to be trying new things!
2. Did you participate in the last jam we held? If so, what
do you plan on doing better this time? If not, what's your reason for
I participated in the last summer jam but I didn't manage to finish my game, despite spending a lot of time on it. I overextended myself and got in a bit of a slump that just threw me off completely. This time I'd like to actually finish my game!
3. What games are your favorites? Did any of them inspire you, or made you want to make your own?
Some franchises I really appreciate include Pokemon, Kirby and Legend of Zelda. I'm also really fond of adventure games like the Monkey Island series. I feel really inspired by the level of detail in worldbuilding in Pokemon and really enjoy the sense of exploration that comes with playing these games, so that's something I'd like to carry into the games I do at some point, albeit probably not the one I'll be starting to make now, because that kind of goal would require a bigger-scale project. I also feel really inspired by games like OFF and Cave Story in terms of establishing examples of really high quality games made independently.
4. Do you have experience with game development? What did you do/with what engine?
I have messed around with Adventure Game Studio and started a game I didn't finish. I also made a tiny Bitsy game in the last week. That's all!
5. Tell us about something you're passionate about!
I'm really passionate about syntax and linguistic fieldwork and I intend on continuing to study linguistics! Also lately I've been feeling really drawn to solarpunk themes and values and I want to incorporate those in the game I'll be making.
6. What are your goals for this game jam?
I want to create a complete game and learn the basics of RPGMaker. I also want to have a nice time and meet new people!
7. Any advice to new jammers (if you're a veteran)?
I would definitely advise fellow participants to keep their initial goals modest: it's easier to scale up than to scale down and scaling down feels pretty demoralizing.