You may have heard of an event called The Global Game Jam. Inspired by other game jams before it, it was founded in 2008 and it had been growing ever since. However, even though the event is running for several years now, for people in Macedonia – myself included, this year was a first. When I found out that the Global Game Jam finally came to my country I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take part in it. So I did.
As I went alone, I was fortunate enough to meet 3 other guys who didn’t mind having me in their team and we really kicked it off! We divided the work among us and while some started creating the music, others began drawing objects and characters. I ended up with game-play design and programming. It was my first experience with game development and I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit.
The game that we ended up making is called Heartless Zombie and I wanted to share it with everyone. It ended up being a very annoying little game as it takes quite a few tries to go through it even though it’s quite short. It was made with a tool/game engine called Game Maker. You may read up on it on the official Global Game Jam page HERE. Over there, you can also download the game or download the source files if you want to continue development or spice things up a bit yourself.
I hope you like it!