Rezzed: Who Won The Game Jam?

By Alec Meer on June 25th, 2013 at 8:00 pm.

picked a random! I am showing no preference!

Obviously there’s no way the game jam at Rezzed this year could be as good as the game jam at Rezzed last year. Obviously. I mean, I hosted it last year. I just don’t see how the fact that this year’s game jam was better-organised, involved more people, had more time to both create and present the games, came up with an actual judging process and didn’t involve me frantically trying to make an underpowered laptop talk to a projector in the middle of the presentation could possibly mean it was any better.

Oh alright, mine was a total mess. But everyone had fun! At least I think so. In both cases though, amazing things were made within a very short time frame indeed, though the fact the participants in this one the best part of a weekend rather than just an hour means they are noticeably more involved than the many micro-concepts of last year. I think that next year we should have a one hour one and a weekend-long one though – if a one hour one won, imagine what that says about videogames! Imagine. That they take different amounts of time to create, that’s what it says.

Here, watch the games in the 2013 jam, each made by a four-person team, and see which one was voted the winner by our star panel of judges – Obsidian’s Chris Avellone, Splash Damage’s Ed Stern and The Guardian’s Keith Stuart.

Well done, everyone who entered. This is what it’s all aboot.

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  1. JoeGuy says:

    I have been meaning to ask someone.
    How come John seems to post a lot less articles than everyone else?
    Is he a specialty writer for things like opinion pieces or part time contributor?

    • Anguy says:

      I’d say Jim is posting the fewest, not sure though. Nathan seems to be the most active writer to me

    • SominiTheCommenter says:

      John is on vacation for the next 2 weeks, it’s mentioned on the Shotcast.
      He even went on a cruiser, not unlike the Boat of Love.

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      Post count for the past two weeks:

      Jim 47
      Adam 42
      Alec 27
      John 23
      Nathan 20
      Craig 15

      • Eclipse says:

        Jim you article-pumping beast <3
        I don't really care about who writes the most, I just love reading all of you guys, you really brighten my daily routine. You are both fun and informative

      • sonson says:

        SUCH MISOGYNY : O

      • Niko says:

        This might be a good time to remind that Craig have never played Dark Souls.

      • JoeGuy says:

        I’m genuinely surprised Craig posted so few, it always feels like I’m going a while without seeing an article from John.

  2. Jimbo says:

    Who won Rezzed this year? Was it PC?

    • Mogster says:

      Despite competition from the PSVita and the iPad, I’d say so yeah. ;)

      I really enjoyed the game jam presentation. The winning game was my favourite too, although the Tango Fiesta guys were rather entertaining.

      • mechabuddha says:

        It was a tie between 80 Spies and Agent: Glory for Moscow for me.

  3. Berzee says:

    Are there downloadz for any of these gamez? :(

    • RobinB says:

      We (the team behind 80 Spies) will put a web demo of the game up before Monday next week! We’re also planning to develop it further and publish to the OUYA at the very least. I’ve put a place-holder website up at 80Spies.com, with some links to our twitter and a mailing list!

    • gwinnell says:

      Grab a controller and a friend, The Agent: Glory to Moscow is up at http://forceofhab.it/games/

  4. Tomo says:

    Really impressive work there! Amazing stuff!

    I’m glad 80 Spies won though – that looked genuinely great. Very clever mechanic underlying it.

  5. Noodle says:

    Always amazed at how these guys do it, well done all. Also well done to the young developer who needed a wee on stage at the end, those are some funky moves.