Just a few short hours until our first playtest! We’ll see you all tonight from five to seven at the Hexagram Lab, EV 11.425, 1515 St. Catherine West. We’ll be playing this week’s jam factory games. Take a look at what you can expect to see:
by Li Zhi He, Josh Raab and Winnie Song
Still is an atmospheric exploration game where the player wanders around a place that is inspired by the creators’ hometowns. The main character remembers snippets of memories from when they were younger as the player explores the environment. Depending on the narrative, the main character changes, growing bigger or smaller in relation to the world. The environment itself also responds to the player’s exploration. The name of the game refers to “still” being in your hometown, or standing still.
by Ashwath George, Tuuli Saarinen, Louis Sciannamblo and Zachary Soares
This interactive narrative game with exploration elements is about the fleeting moments and encounters that people have with each other in the city. The creators are interested in the social distance that exists in large cities and the inability to reach out to other people. The story is different every time that you play, and the creators expect that people will be able to map their own experiences onto the gameplay. What’s common to all the different stories is that the player finds themself alone in a crowd and notices someone whom they are drawn to – as they try to follow and reach them, different obstacles get in the way.
by Anh Chi Bui, Pierre Depaz, Hamish Lambert and Ben Swinden
Weird Neighbourhood is a surreal exploration game where the player helps to restore parts of a neighbourhood. You’ve just moved into an abandoned area of Inner-City and many of the spaces are in disrepair.
This is a game about abandoned spaces and overlooked areas and people. Featuring hand-drawn animations with a multi-layered soundscape that changes and evolves as you restore the neighbourhood, everything that you see is meant to be interacted with. You, the player, get to choose how you affect the world around you.
by Andrew Goudreau, Kim Hoang, Nick Kornek and Ana Tavera Mendoza
What the heck is infinite soccer?
What isn’t infinite soccer?
This game is basically soccer across an infinite number of soccer fields without all the pesky rules but all of the fun of ice cream.
This game features local multiplayer for up to 4 players and vuvuzelas. Don’t be afraid – the ice cream god holds us all within his hands.
See you at the playtest!