InnoGames’ Gamescom Game Jam Births 39 Impressive Projects

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Hamburg – August 23rd, 2016

InnoGames’ Gamescom Game Jam Births 39 Impressive Projects


At last week’s Gamescom, InnoGames held the largest game jam in trade show history – nearly 200 jammers from 27 nations came together to develop playable games during 48 straight hours – in the Cologne Congress Center. Participants flying in from countries such as Australia, Kenya and the Philippines were given the theme of “masks” to inspire creations on a variety of devices. In the end, 39 games were submitted by the group, and a 15-member jury voted on which ones would take the valuable prizes: loads of hardware provided by Intel, and the chance to showcase the winning titles on the Gamescom show floor. All developed games can be played on now!

InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth was quoted on the topic, saying “It’s inspiring to see so many game enthusiasts from such diverse backgrounds work together on their passion, and come up with something truly impressive and unique. The teams did a fantastic job and I’m absolutely awed with the quality of the developed games made in 48 short hours. I’d like to give a big thanks to the BIU and Intel, who helped us implement the first large scale game jam at gamescom.”

Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) CEO Dr. Maximilian Schenk explained the event’s importance: “The game jam was a great asset to have at gamescom this year, because for the first time, it put the focus on the exceptional talent and dedication behind the titles that we see in the industry. I am therefore very pleased to establish this event in coming years together with InnoGames as a fixed program at Gamescom.”

The event was supported by Intel Corporation and the BIU.

The winners of the jam at a glance:

Best Overall Games

  1. Team “Team Panoptes” game: “Panoptes”
  2. Team: “The Bar Dancers” game “bar staff Revolution”
  3. Team: “NPSheeps” game: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”
  4. Team: “WoodFæry Interactive” Game “Haywire”

Best Mobile Game

Team: “Digital Melody”

Game: “Masky”

Best VR Game

Team “Team Panoptes”

Game: “Panoptes”

Best Multiplayer Game

Team: “NPSheeps”

Game: “A Wolf in Sheep ’s Clothing”

Best “Game Feel”

Team “Team Panoptes”

Game: “Panoptes”

Best Experimental Game

Team: “The bar Dancers”

Game: “Staff Staff Revolution”

Best Graphics

Team: “Couch Potatoes”

Game: “The Mask of us”

Met meer dan 150 miljoen geregistreerde spelers is InnoGames een van de grootste aanbieders van online games ter wereld. De in Hamburg gelegen onderneming telt momenteel meer dan 400 werknemers uit 30 verschillende landen. Naast Forge of Empires scoorde InnoGames ongeziene kassuccessen met Tribal Wars en Grepolis.





Screenshot Panoptes

Screenshot wolfSheep

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