This past January, the 29th through the 31st, I participated in the Global Game Jam 2010. UNC-Charlotte hosted a location for the event on campus. We had a pretty severe winter-storm and so the entire campus was covered with ice. Which meant for the msot part we were stuck in the lab, coding, drawing, and working away. The theme for the games was deception and you got bonus points if you incorporated spain, plain or rain into your game. We created a game called, "Did You Murder Your Wife?" and the premise of the story is that a crazy spaniard came to your house in Plain, Wisconsin and kills her on a rainy night. You come home and find your wife's body in the bathroom and do your best to evade the police. The goal of the game is to get your wife's body through the house and out to the river where you can get rid of it and avoid being framed by the Crazy Spaniard. However police have already swarmed your house, luckily you can hide her in a number of locations including inside the grand piano, the oven, or under your bear rug in the foyer.
The entire game was created in 48 hours and as a result we didn't sleep much. Evie of EvieMakesGames.com is currently hosting the game on her webpage where it can be played. We made the game using the Unity engine and that allows you to play directly through a web-browser. W A S D are your controls for moving about and the E button will allow you to interact with your wife's body. Throw the corpse around to hide it in the various locations around the house. The game isn't complete yet but we are still working on it.
Lastly, here are some photos from the event, it was a lot of fun and I can't wait till next year. The first thing that happened was Evie and Drew took some time and constructed a fort out of tables, because what's a Global Game Jam without a fort? The event started on Friday at 5:00pm and concluded Sunday night at 5:00pm.