Late January, Jacob, Mark C and I participated in the Global Game Jam. With the theme of transmission our minds went straight to racing games. Our main inspiration came from the Star Wars classic Episode One racer and the anime film, Redline. We had borrowed a HOTAS setup from my flatmate and were eager to try out our idea.
Within the first day we had a good feeling for our racer with a finished model. We could already let people play as the feeling of the racer was enough to get them enthralled.
The Saturday came with our track being implemented. We now already had a scene where the players could navigate around and enjoy. Every person who came to play our game left with a great smile on their face which in turn gave us huge smiles. It was great to see people having genuine enjoyment from our game. The rest of the Jam was mainly bug fixes and showing off what we had created.
Because of the high praise we received we didn’t even doubt we wouldn’t continue this project. The weekend gave us a great opportunity and we wont let it pass us.