Unexpected Jam was a small game jam where creators were challenged to create “an unpredictable and unexpected game” over the span of a two-week period. It ran from August 29th 2020 to September 14th 2020 and was hosted on itch.io.
This was the first game jam I’ve participated in that ran for a span longer than a weekend, and my entry explored the idea of randomly generating critters that you could selectively breed, with random mutations thrown in. The goal was to see if I could create something would produce results “unexpected” even to myself.
- Detailed blog post: Creating a Simple Evolution Game (A Game Jam Postmortem)
- Play it here: https://devharts.itch.io/mutation-lab
- Game Jam Submission: https://itch.io/jam/unexpectedjam/rate/757693