Participating in the Global GameJam 2019 (GGJ) was a really last-minute decision. Having the weekend already fully booked, I could only join on Friday evening and ended up doing a mini 4.8-hour solo jam.
You can play the game in your browser here: https://reindernijhoff.net/home/
The theme of the GJJ 2019 was “home”. I created a cooperative, physics-based game for two players sharing one keyboard. In the game, you have one minute to attach the triangle (roof) on top of the square inside the green circle and build a home together.
Player 1 uses the a,s,d-keys to move the triangle, the square is moved by player 2 using the j,k,l-keys. Both shapes float in a gravityless and frictionless pac-man/donut like space. If you move (or better: accelerate) your shape, it will emit particles in the opposite direction. The particles keep flying around and will eventually collide with one of your shapes, affecting the trajectory of the shapes thus making it harder to do the subtle manoeuvring needed to build your home.
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