Are you ready to turn those fictional cartridges into real games? Because another A Game By Its Cover, the game jam which focuses on fun more so than complex and boring things like, you know, rules, is right around the corner!
I’m not pulling your leg here. No rankings, no competition, no voting or scoring, and no prizes either. Probably the most chill jam around, and on top of all that, the theme is entirely optional. What theme? Oh, I am so glad you asked: as noted on the jam page, “Use any of these Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Fake Band Names“. So pick a cover from the many available and make a game based on it. That’s all there is to it.
Browse the exhibition, pick something that inspires you, take your time, chill, and turn it into a game! (it doesn’t even have to be a game, anything you think is worth making is fine by us!)
Well, aside from, you know, the date(s): A Game By Its Cover 2021 will be running from August 1 to September 1, giving everyone plenty of time to create something groovy. So what are you waiting for? Get to prepping!
(Note: screenshot is from A Game By Its Cover 2020’s Fruity Pies.)