[gamejam#31themes] Final Theme Selected: Simplest possible game

17 posts (showing 1-17)
FGL_Aaron

FGL AdminCommunity Level 7
1060 posts

The Final Theme has been selected: Simplest possible game

IMPORTANT: fgl Game Jam #31 will be a mobile only, anonymous game jam!

Since mobile continues to grow and dominate the indie game dev marketplaces, we thought it might be a good idea to give you the opportunity to practice taking a prototype to mobile quickly. In many cases, it's easier than you think!

We'll start off this list with the top two remaining from last month and I'll add more as soon as you tell me what to add Laughing

Theme Ideas for fgl Game Jam #31

  • Time Travel
  • Triple Jump
  • Minimalism

  • Play on Words
  • Anonymity

  • Symbiosis
  • Control
  • Infect
  • Magical
  • Split
  • Clone
  • Fast and Slow
  • Trading
  • Cute
  • Don't Shoot!
  • Know when to quit.
  • Good vs Evil
  • Addictive
  • Gradual challenge 
  • Reward Cycle
  • Simplest possible game
  • Easy to understand hard to Master
  • Insane
  • Loopy
  • Crazy
  • Loco
  • Cuckoo
  • Mental
  • Nuts
  • Bonkers
  • Mad
  • Wacko
  • Crackers
  • Repeat
  • Destroy
  • Rage
  • Madness
  • Evil
  • Mine
  • High
  • No Text
  • Rule
  • Symbiosis
  • Block
  • Diamonds
  • God
  • Candy
  • Monster
  • Catapult
  • Use Your Words
  • Don't be a Hero
  • Rewind
  • Capture the Flag
  • Lab Rat
  • Unlock
  • Triple Jump
  • Magical
  • Know when to quit.
  • Reward Cycle
  • Don't be a Hero

Awesome ideas! Any others?

Upcoming Events:

  • August 5th - Begin collecting themes for the next game jam
  • August 14th - 1st Round Vote begins to narrow down themes
  • August 21st - 2nd Round Vote begins for the final theme for the next game jam
  • August 28th - fgl Game Jam #31 Begins!
posted 2015-08-06T00:49:01-07:00 | edited 2015-09-08T21:40:44-07:00
Bryce

Market Level 5Community Level 5
375 posts

Here's some theme suggestions:

Minimalism

Play on Words

Anonymity

Symbiosis

posted 2015-08-06T01:18:07-07:00
FGL_Porter

FGL AdminCommunity Level 16
427 posts

Control

Infect

Magical

Split

Clone

posted 2015-08-06T01:30:25-07:00
dereklarue

Market Level 0Community Level 0
18 posts

Here is a few.

Fast and Slow

Trading

Cute

Don't Shoot!

Know when to quit.

Good vs Evil

posted 2015-08-06T23:12:45-07:00
Panthenol

Market Level 0Community Level 7
579 posts

also, why not work out some major gameplay themes each jam ?

maybe ...

Addictive,

Gradual challenge

Reward Cycle,

Simplest possible game,

Easy to understand hard to Master, etc

if the theme would be tied to something fundamental to study in game design,                                                     everyone could be focused 100% toward mastering it, we would make a lot of progress in no time

also, while winning isn't the main point of participating in a game jam (imo)                                                   judging could be based on pure gameplay criterias and not just relevancy to an abstract theme                     that haves no interest outside the gamejam context

( loosing or having disagreements on who won, isn't a big issue really, the point is to learn from mistakes and make many cool games  )

posted 2015-08-07T10:37:05-07:00 | edited 2015-08-07T10:38:27-07:00
vogames

Market Level 0Community Level 1
14 posts

Here's a quick brainstorm on the word 'Insane', the list is not intended to be offensive nor politically incorrect, many of the words have multiple interpretations and contexts in which they could be used which is why I like them.

  • Insane
  • Loopy
  • Crazy
  • Loco
  • Cuckoo
  • Mental
  • Nuts
  • Bonkers
  • Mad
  • Wacko
  • Crackers

The programmer in me likes 'Loopy' most.

posted 2015-08-09T13:34:27-07:00
Dreamscape

Market Level 1Community Level 2
106 posts

A few on top of my mind:

-Repeat

-Destroy

-Rage

-Madness

-Evil

Won't be able to participate though...

posted 2015-08-09T14:04:37-07:00
FGL_Porter

FGL AdminCommunity Level 16
427 posts

On Aug 09, 2015, Dreamscape said:

A few on top of my mind:

-Repeat

-Destroy

-Rage

-Madness

-Evil

Won't be able to participate though...

There seems to be a common theme here...do you need someone to talk to?

Haha, just messing, good theme suggestions (though definitely dark as a package).

posted 2015-08-10T18:53:18-07:00
FGL_Aaron

FGL AdminCommunity Level 7
1060 posts

Must've been debugging recently...

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll get them added and award bonus points shortly.

Keep them coming!

posted 2015-08-10T19:01:17-07:00
Dreamscape

Market Level 1Community Level 2
106 posts

FGL_Porter said:

On Aug 09, 2015, Dreamscape said:

A few on top of my mind:

-Repeat

-Destroy

-Rage

-Madness

-Evil

Won't be able to participate though...

There seems to be a common theme here...do you need someone to talk to?

Haha, just messing, good theme suggestions (though definitely dark as a package).

Damn, I didn't even notice the similarity, I need a break lol.

posted 2015-08-10T20:06:22-07:00
FoumartGames

Market Level 3Community Level 4
209 posts

Interesting concept about mobile only. Would try to squeeze something in AIR. Here are some themes:

- Mine

- High

- No Text

- Rule

- Symbiosis

- Block

posted 2015-08-11T13:20:56-07:00
Horizonicblue

Market Level 0Community Level 0
4 posts

Here are few,

Diamonds

God

Candy

Monster

Catapult

:)

posted 2015-08-13T17:30:57-07:00 | edited 2015-08-13T17:40:02-07:00
ZSAudio

Market Level 3Community Level 1
27 posts

Thought I'd throw down some suggestions :D

- Use Your Words

- Don't be a Hero

- Rewind

- Capture the Flag

- Lab Rat

- Unlock 

posted 2015-08-13T20:27:35-07:00
FGL_Aaron

FGL AdminCommunity Level 7
1060 posts

Awesome themes all, keep 'em coming!

1st round of voting starts today using all of your suggested themes, so if you've been thinking about posting something, now's the time. Better hurry!

posted 2015-08-14T15:23:29-07:00
DelaniStudio

Market Level 2Community Level 5
370 posts

Here's few

  • Triple Jump
  • Magical
  • Know when to quit.
  • Reward Cycle
  • Don't be a Hero
posted 2015-08-14T20:30:04-07:00 | edited 2015-08-14T20:31:16-07:00
FGL_Aaron

FGL AdminCommunity Level 7
1060 posts

And that's it for the suggestion round. Thank you all of your great suggestions! Let's get voting.

Please pick your favorite themes to narrow down the list. Next Friday we'll grab 10 themes that are in the lead and then kick off Round 2 to select the Final Theme for Game Jam #31 that start August 28th.

What's your favorite?

posted 2015-08-15T00:26:31-07:00
FGL_Aaron

FGL AdminCommunity Level 7
1060 posts

Time to Pick the Final Theme!

Which theme do you think we should use for the next Game Jam? :)

posted 2015-08-22T06:04:38-07:00