HOLD ON TO YOUR GENRE: PANORAMICAL, GUN GODZ DEVS ANNOUNCE FUCK THIS JAM


10.8.2012

Brandon Boyer

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Fernando Ramallo — developer of the recently-featured MIDI-controlled soundscape Panoramical — and Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail have just announced Fuck This Jam, a black-hearted week-long worldwide game jam that asks devs to “make a game in a genre you hate”.

The duo add their hope that “through utter ignorance for conventions and hate for the established rules of a genre, beautiful things will happen”, which may seem naive and slightly cynical, until you remember that the last time someone tried to tackle a genre they despised — namely Bit Pilot creator Zach Gage — the resulting Spelltower near instantly became an iPhone & iPad smash success.

The jam’s also notable for being the second application of the Beautiful Mess Organizer, the web platform Brett Chalupa originally developed for our Adventure Time Game Making Frenzy, hopefully eking its way toward worldwide game jam standard.

The jam will start November 9th and end November 17th — interested parties can sign up for more information at the official Fuck This Jam site.


COMMENTS




  1. Goddamn farmville! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odBDAcOEKuI

    I’m sure everyone knows of the farmville parody game Cow Clicker and how its runaway success proved that stupid thing-clicking social games could be taken to a bizarre extreme… and still somehow keep people playing!

    Fernando, Rami, you’ve got me thinking, and as far as I am concerned, that’s art right there.


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