Indie Speed Run Game Jam Begins, Judged By Notch And More
Are you an aspiring indie developer with a great idea for a game… that you think you can make in just 48 hours? Then you’ll be interested in the first-ever Indie Speed Run, which just kicked off today. It’s a chance for game makers around the globe — individuals, students, and pros — to make the best game possible in only two days. The winner, to be judged in February, will walk away $2,500 richer.
If you enter, your game must be created within 48 hours, but you can begin development anytime between now and January 6, 2013. The only restriction is that once you start, you only have two days to finish. From January 7 through January 31, a panel of judges will evaluate the entries. Offering their critical eyes will be the likes of Markus “Notch” Persson (Minecraft), Ron Gilbert (Double Fine), Kelee Santiago (Journey), Trent Oster (Baldur’s Gate EE), Jason Rohrer (Passage), Dino Patti (Limbo), Vander Caballero (Papo & Yo), and Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw (Zero Punctuation).
If you’re just looking to watch — and play — the entries will be available to play online beginning January 6.