GitHub GameOff - November 2018


#1

The annual GitHub game jam GameOff started yesterday. It’s a one month game jam hosted on itch.io:

This year the theme is Hybrid.

The Defold team is particularly proud of being mentioned together with LÖVE in the “In love with Lua?” section on the competition page.


#2

Already started making a game with Defold for the Game Off :slight_smile:
Honestly it’s one of the simplest game engines I’ve touched in a while, very fun to work with.


#3

I’m in too! Just started a new game this morning.


#4

Hmm… I’ll let the theme bounce around in my head for while. Maybe I’ll come up with something fun and simple to make.


#5

Same here. Trying to think of something along the lines of mixing two game genres. Maybe it’ll come to me in a day or two.


#6

…and I’ve got it! I kept thinking of all kinds of weird gameplay fusions I could perhaps pull off, as that approach sounded like the most fun, but just now I started to get back to the word “hybrid” itself and all of a sudden X-Files sprung to my mind and that was it.

I’ll try making a game where you take control over aliens visiting Earth, harvesting DNA, perfecting an alien-human hybrid and trying to subvert the world’s governments. Basically a reverse X-Com game. I think I won’t bother with turn based missions. Just the “globe” portion of the game will do.

The gameplay will be quite basic, though I think I can make up for that with outlandish story and presentation. I’ve already got all kinds of sick ideas swimming in my mind.

This is gonna be fun!


#7

I will try … to complete one more of my prototype …


#8

So how’s everyone’s progress?

I’m just finishing an interface for mixing different DNA pieces to produce various new humans, aliens and hybrids. I also have a properly alien world map. I was finally forced to learn to use game objects properly, which only makes me appreciate Defold more. Oh, and it made me use self.property, which I like, since it makes the code that much more colourful =D

The way it looks I should be able to finish all the basics over the next week, which will hopefully give me two weeks to polish and polish and polish.


#9

Started working on some kind of dungeon golf mayhem (think medieval golfers in a dungeon with big weapons trying to whack a ball and each other) but have so far spent maybe 2-3hrs… not much to show yet…


#10

That looks like it would be fun as hell played with friends on a single computer! There’s never enough games like that, though I don’t think anything will ever beat Get on Top.


#11

:grin: Looks great, I love the idea and especially his hammer


#12

Currently back at the drawing board after a failed couple of days prototyping an endless runner/slot machine hybrid game.