I'm hosting a game jam were people create games based on the theme of "Childhood Memories"
So I have this really nice chance of hosting a "game jam" on the biggest site for such stuff: Ludum Dare. Basically it all started with me announcing the theme: "Childhood Memories" and then people could decided if they wanted to participate.
I chose the theme, because I hope it will encourage people to create personal, meaningful entries.
While the contest is still running, there are already some really cool games I want to show you <3
In this game by Sandro Figo you collect wood to build a little crappy treehouse (which is also the name of the game). The author says that he used to build a lot of treehouses together with his friends, which I think is really sweet :3
You can download it here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/minild-68/?action=preview&uid=103526
Ken Murdock is recreating his childhood home in virtual reality - he hasn't been there for ~30 years! The game is still in development and he seems to do some really funny stuff with it :D
You can follow Kens progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Giragast
The last game I want to show you for now is by David 'Cookie'. In his childhood, he used to play a game during car trips where he would catch other cars and put them in his "virtual garage".
While he says that he is "no graphist", I think the game looks pretty good so far!
David can be found on Twitter, too: https://twitter.com/messire_Cookie
I hope you enjoyed this little compilation! I think childhood memories are really interesting to base a game on, there are so much sweet memories to be discovered! :)
I'm curious what memories the other participants will turn into games :)