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AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« on: 07 Oct 2020, 11:07 »
We're hosting another 2-week game jam starting on Nov 13th! If you're interested, join up here:

https://itch.io/jam/advxjam2021

Teams and individuals are welcome. Any engine and any interpretation of narrative game is cool with us.
« Last Edit: 21 Sep 2021, 22:43 by Ali »

Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #1 on: 08 Oct 2020, 01:30 »
Sounds great. I definitely won’t have time but I’ll be looking forward to seeing the games.

Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #2 on: 13 Nov 2020, 13:39 »
Bumping this as it starts tomorrow. Who’s entering?

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #3 on: 13 Nov 2020, 13:43 »
I have every intention of it. Though I can't say 100% until the theme is announced.

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #4 on: 14 Nov 2020, 14:31 »
The theme was announced 4 1/2 hours ago. I have a voice actor for the main character and the main idea and starting point for the game already figured out.

Hope to see others from here join in.

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #5 on: 14 Nov 2020, 18:03 »
I think I'm going to try for the first time this year! I like the theme a lot...after such a crappy year, it would be nice to focus on people trying to have a good time.
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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #6 on: 29 Nov 2020, 14:48 »
I guess this thread is a place to discuss the games in the jam. I've tried a few of them. Didn't try the two non-narrative games that were submitted and removed.

Elia, Ilaria & the Kids Having a Good Time at the Sea (or at least they try) has its own thread here.
Great game - highly recommended.

Duty First also has its own thread here.
Another great game - highly recommended. (These two games can get their comments in their own threads.)

The shop of good memories is a small feel-good-piece with limited interaction. I can see why some people may like this kind of thing, but it's not my cup of tea. Basically, you click on objects to read some nice memory, and you can write in your own.

The Party Line is a text adventure where you click instead of type. It's actually great fun with some nice puzzles. You walk around in a mansion where there is a huge party going on, trying to find and steal treasures. Along the way, you have to solve or create problems for the partygoers who get in your way.

SCART Insertion Happy Time Adventure 2020 is a joke game in text adventure (typing) form. It's realistic, I'll give it that. But not very funny, IMO. My greatest problem was that it didn't run in Edge, but once I tried in Chrome, it worked fine. Very short - playtime a minute or two, perhaps.

A Further Shore is one of these choose your path tales, or visual novels. The player needs to escape from a mysterious island. The whole game may or may not be read metaphorically. There's decent writing here, so this is not a bad piece if you like this kind of thing, but I doubt it will convert those who are not into the genre.

There're 43 games submitted. I'd be happy to read anyone else's recommendations.
« Last Edit: 29 Nov 2020, 14:53 by heltenjon »

Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #7 on: 29 Nov 2020, 16:02 »
I haven't played many games from the jam, but one I recommend is Hair of the Dog (link).
It's very well-made and I found it quite funny. There's also a nice mechanic involving different times of the day. Definitely worth play!

Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #8 on: 29 Nov 2020, 16:57 »
I'll try to try (heh) them all, but I'm not a great fan of text adventures, so I'll be playing the graphical ones first.

By now, Hair of the dog is the best. Surprisingly good in everything - art, humor, puzzles, voice acting. I also liked Intergalactic Wizard Force, it has a nice He-Man & the Masters of the Universe vibe.

Oh, and of course Elia and Duty First. Because AGS games are the best ones  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #9 on: 30 Nov 2020, 14:32 »
I haven't played any of the games yet since there was an unofficial extension given and I'm still working on my game.

But I did see a couple of minutes of Hair of the Dog being streamed yesterday and echo that it should be played.

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #10 on: 30 Nov 2020, 14:56 »
The jam doesn't have a very good visibility in regards to the outcome. How do I see all the games that were produced, apart from the handful of links kindly provided by heltenjon?
 

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #11 on: 30 Nov 2020, 16:08 »

Monsieur OUXX

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VampireWombat

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Re: AdvXJam - Narrative Games Jam
« Reply #13 on: 01 Dec 2020, 15:38 »
I haven't played it yet either, but I did see a Twitch stream interview of the maker of Swarm of the Plague Babies and it sounds odd and interesting. Charbert also made Yorkshire Gubbins.

Despite issues I had yesterday, I'm still being prodded to finish my game.

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Re: AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« Reply #14 on: 21 Sep 2021, 22:45 »
BUMP!

Since Covid has scuppered our hopes of running an in-person AdventureX in 2021, we're holding another narrative game jam starting on Nov 13th! If you fancy it, sign up here:

https://itch.io/jam/advxjam2021

Re: AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« Reply #15 on: 22 Sep 2021, 12:03 »
Since Covid has scuppered our hopes of running an in-person AdventureX in 2021, we're holding another narrative game jam starting on Nov 13th!

By the bye … you could even have a game jam in those years where you do have an in-person convention.  8-)

It would offer lots of possibilites. You could jam after the convention and use the convention to advertise the jam. Or conversely, jam before the convention and use the convention to present the jam games in some way.

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Re: AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« Reply #16 on: 23 Sep 2021, 14:08 »
How does one submit an entry to the Jam?  ???
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Re: AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« Reply #17 on: 23 Sep 2021, 14:37 »
Upload the game to Itch.Io and then there's a page for submitting the game on the jam's Itch page.
https://itch.io/jam/advxjam2021

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Re: AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« Reply #18 on: 23 Sep 2021, 15:38 »
Ah, okay, thanks.
Don't have itch.io, so no Jam for me.  :)
Good luck to all those who enter though.
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Re: AdvXJam returns for 2021!
« Reply #19 on: 23 Sep 2021, 15:42 »
OTOH, I don't do Discord, so I might contribute a submission, but there's nothing where I could sign up beforehand.

So if a submission comes, expect it to be a huge surprise.  8-)