The cancellation of a game happens all the time, at in numerous different stages too. A darn shame, really, but perhaps the upcoming Fragment Jam can help those with such an aptly named fragment get some use out of their ancient project… by sharing it for the whole world to admire?
Doesn’t have to be a game you don’t plan on working on ever again either, although the unfinished state bit is important. Heck, you can even create something brand new for the jam – long as it remains, you know, a fragment. I suppose some clarification on that is in order, so here it is, straight from the Fragment Jam page: “For the sake of Fragment Jam, a fragment is any previously-unreleased executable game file.”
As far as rules go, submissions – which will be open from May 31st 2019 at 4:00 PM to June 29th 2019 at 4:00 PM – must be in the form of a standalone executable. Alternatively, you could go for one of the Family Album diversifiers, as listed below. Quite the interesting idea, this jam, and hopefully one which will have many participants!
- Stepback – Release a postmortem of your fragment! Tell us about your vision for the completed version. Talk about how you came up with the idea. How has your life changed since? Why is it a fragment? Any reflections on your experience surrounding the fragment are welcome! Include this as a notepad file within your build folder.
- Family Album – Have designs documents, screenshots, or other files for your fragment? Include them in a folder along with your fragment!
- Voice-Over – Fragments aren’t often polished nor do they often feature tutorials, so please walk us through the experience! Tell us about what’s missing, what you’re proud of, what didn’t work out. Give us the audio tour!
- C-C-C-Combo! – Have more than one fragment? Why not combine them! Submit a single executable consisting of multiple fragments. Together they’ll create a new unique experience.