Sunday, July 15, 2012

GameZanga, Freedom Space, and other entries

I haven't really been posting a whole lot lately so I guess I will put this up today.
For the past three days I have been working non-stop on my game project entry for the gamezanga competition from

The Gamezanga competition is an arabic game-jam where developers must create a web game in 72 hours based of a topic/theme that was chosen by the voters.
But it is not just a game development competition it was a big event with other things like lecture sessions and a place for people to meet other game developers in the Arab world. I didn't actually get to go in person, I participated online, so I missed out on most of the fun stuff haha. But being able to compete in the competition and be part of the gamezanga was really fun and I look forward to participating in the next one.

^ screenshot of my game entry
Anyway, the topic/theme for the game was suppose to be about freedom. It is a very broad topic and a lot of things can be done with it. The game I made is called "Freedom Space" and its about a man who lives trapped in his own world. His world  is very confusing and makes no sense at all. The players take the role of this man and play through a zelda like dungeon to escape that world and later go into space to find a planet that has true freedom. However, after escaping, the man realizes that even outside of his world true freedom does not exist. The man then learns that the only way to ever have true freedom is to create it yourself.

Most of the game has text in Arabic but its not really that important and does not effect the gameplay at all.
So if anyone is interested in checking it out you can play it over here on the gametako website:

Freedom Space!

This is one of my favorite game projects I have made even though it is only three levels. Also it is my first game that actually has jumping in it. If you experience any problems with it try playing it in full screen mode.

There was a lot of other entrys in the competition and some of them are really cool and have interesting concepts. I haven't had a chance to play all of them but here are a few that I thought are cool, so check them out.

Here are some other entries, I put the names in english.

 very nice looking 3d game
 also a 3d game, I didn't finish this because I think I got stuck somewhere, Its a 2.5 side scroller
I'm free    
  a 2d game wih awsome classic 8-bit style. This game has a really cool concept for gameplay

those are only a couple of the entries, check out some of the other ones at :

thats all for now goodnight. :)