Over 48 hours in late January 2011, game makers, artists, musicians and programmers gathered at the Media Design School in Auckland and the University of Waikato in Hamilton to make games! 75 Kiwis took part, making over 15 games. Some of them are below for your game-playing pleasure.
Globally over 7400 'jammers' in 169 locations made over 1100 games on the same weekend. New Zealand gamers were the first to kickoff, working from 5pm on Friday 28 January until Sunday 30.
This year's games were based around the theme of 'Extinction'.
Remember: these games were made fast. There may be bugs, weird requirements but also the seed of some neat ideas. The games are free to play, under a Creative Commons License.
|Noah More Heroes||It is the year 4000 AD. Noah is the last man left alive on Earth. Global Warming has caused an increase in the sea level, and with it have come vast quantities of pirates. Noah must build his ark and take down the enemy pirates, all the while making sure he stays alive by eating livestock. After all... he only needs to save two of each animal.|
|Planet Buster||Use gravity to prevent meteorites form destroying the Earth.|
|Dead Pixels||Retro platformer where you must reach the end before all the pixels on the screen die.|
|Exdrinction||A drinking game utilizing the an electronic medium for unique and exciting game-types, visuals, sound, and score keeping.|
|A Chicken and Egg Situation||Prevent the extinction of your chicken population through managing simple rules of cellular automata.|
|Tree Chugger||One player controls a bulldozer that destroys the environment while another player does all they can to save it.|
|Purge||Local multi-player. Host is infectious monster, other players must survive as long as possible. *Requires further improvements|
|Zero ++||0++ (Zero-Plus-Plus) is a retro, console-mode game which explores the darker side of binary. Move around the game board and flip bits, either stalling or hastening the extinction of the humble 1.|
|Just Ladders||Woe! All the snakes in the world have gone extinct. Play this game and remember the extinction of these great animals.|
|Catastrophe||The city is being destroyed! Rescue as many people as you can. You can see which building will explode next by watching for the energy beam coming from the sky. Try to get there before it's too late!|
|Globus||Designed as a globe model in which hexagonal and pentagonal tiles push out of the world. The player must push them back in, or else the world ends - resulting in the extinction of its inhabitants.|
|Smog||A speed oriented Side-Scroller coded from scratch in C++ using SDL and involves randomly generated terrain allowing for re-playability, High quality artworks for moving clouds and a parallax effect in the background.|
|Extinction of Thought||A grey nation is a united nation. But thought can be contagious and spreads easily among unwatched individuals. You play the role of a totalitarian organisation exerting control over the population. Your goal: to make thoughts, ideas and the individual extinct.|