So the other day I was out buying groceries and decided to splurge a little and buy some Jam Jams for old times sakes (I died for these as a kid). Yet when I picked up the package to look at em not only do they cost a fortune, but there's fuck all jam in the Jam Jams. Like I swear some of em didn't even have jam in em. And all the other packs were like it too. The fuck is on the go with Purity these days? Is there a jam shortage? Did the government tax jam too?
TL;DR: Jam was fun but had some issues with participant organization and rules. Could be awesome; was underwhelming
Greetings fellow jammers and developers!
Last week I participated in Bacon Game Jam as an artist in a team of 5. We are 5 friends that have jammed together in the past. Personally, I've participated in several other jams over the years.
Our goal going into a jam is always a few things:
Foremost our goal is to just have fun together. Time and circumstance has separated us across the country and virtual jams are a great excuse for us to spend a weekend almost hanging out; chatting on skype for 18 hours straight and working together doing something we're passionate for.
But secondly for each jam we go in with the idea of creating something classic and yet new. We want to take the theme, think of how we can take an old, usually arcade style, mechanic and breathe new life into it with the theme and make it more contemporary.
For our goals, we typically participate in casual jams. Especially since the team as a whole falls on the relatively low end of industry experience. But this time we figured "hey, let's give this one a shot!".
By the end, we were really proud of our finished product and really excited to show it off and get some feedback; hopefully learning from our mistakes for next time.
I do have to say though, my team and I are quite disappointed with the results of the jam.
At this point I feel like I have to say: we didn't go into this with the expectation of winning. Winning is never the priority for us, nor should it be. And I should reiterate that our team's placement has nothing to do with this post. Friendly competition drives everyone to do a little bit better with their game and reach beyond themselves just a little bit more. But I think there were people in this jam who took the competition too literally.
There were some games that I personally tested a few hours after the content development deadline closed. Then I went back and tested more recently and noticed everything was different: new art, new levels, refined gameplay. Not only is it blatant cheating, but it's cheating for what gains? It's disrespectful to the rest of the jam, and to the jammers who did follow the rules.
Another major issue I've noticed with this jam is the voting process itself. With such a small jam, a few people here and there can completely swing the vote average.... keep reading on reddit ➡
>Because as we all know, in order to be stronk, a woman must be as unappealing to straight men as possible. The domineering Bayonetta is actually a weak woman with internalized mySoggyKnees because heterosexual males are attracted to her appearance. Who cares if Lola was the only Looney Tunes character in the original film who actually knew how to play basketball, and was the 2nd best player on the team besides Michael Jordan? A stronk independent waman must be ugly.
>>modern left: appreciate and liberate women's bodies
>>men: appreciate women's bodies
>>modern left: NOT LIKE THAT!!!!
Actually, it's about ethics in gaming journalism
I want to meet these 2 or 3 people that start this tidal wave of insanity that causes things like this to happen.
I'm surprised porky pig hasn't been taken out by the stutterer society
EDIT: Thank you for how many responses this has gotten. I'm happy to see that most either are neutral or against this kind of canceling. I understood I would open a can of worms who got personally attacked somehow and it (for me) shows how negative always rises to the top in terms of things like this. The news could take all of the comments and pick out one that is the most against me thinking this and make that the news story. Completely ignoring the other 90% who think this is a crazy time.
For those who think I'm "pathetic" for thinking this, I truly hope you feel better today. I hope you give yourself a pat on the back and a participation award for what you think you've accomplished.
This subreddit is for the sole purpose for having people vent. Though I like that people agree with me, this was just for me to let out something that I would get me in trouble for posting on social media.
Have a good day guys.
Years ago, there was a selfie trend by girls doing what they call a “duck face” and posting their pics online. I guess Anfernee was suppressing his urge to join in on that wagon for years and finally succumbed by stamping it permanently in the realm of men’s basketball.
:insert disgusted face here: