The Adventure Jam starts tonight. Hosted by Cassie Benter and Stacy Davidson, the two week long jam focuses on the broad world of adventure games. The jam starts tonight (4/3) and allows participants to have a fairly open concept of what an adventure game is.
We’ve seen adventure games grow and evolve so much so that it’s hard to pinpoint what truly makes an “adventure game”. Some might argue it’s the puzzles, others might say it’s retro graphics, or storyline, all of the above, none of the above, etc. An adventure game can mean so many different things.
The page and organizers talk a lot about the legacy of adventure games, and reference classic ones such as the Secret of Monkey Island. However, they do point to more modern iterations of the genre, including Kentucky Route Zero and Gods Will be Watching. They allow a variety of game types, from text adventures to 3D graphical adventures.
What are the details
The Adventure jam is hosted on GameJolt and features an interesting panel of judges and awards, though it doesn’t appear that there any prizes to go along with those awards. The judges feature Steven Alexander (Quest for Infamy), Jordi de Paco (Gods Will Be Watching), and Jake Elliot (Kentucky Route Zero). They will judge a variety of awards, including an award for a game that pushes the envelope.
The Adventure Jam opens tonight, and will run for two weeks. You can find out more from the Adventure Jam website.