The Shadow Within

Game Jam Version


Jam Theme: Discombobulate
Jam Length: 30 Hours, Overnight Jam
Platform: PC
Engine Used: Game Maker Studio 1.4 (GML)
Developers: Only Me

Post Mortem

This was my first actual game I ever made. My birthday was actually on the second day of this jam too. This was my entry into the Nerd Rage 2014 Jam where both first and second years stayed in college overnight in a 30 hour gamejam. The theme was discombobulate (to confuse), which turned out to be great as days before the jam I had accidently made a game with two players and forgot to isolate their controls. This turned into the basis for this jam game. At the time I also had recently discovered Lindsey Stirling on YouTube and really liked her music, one of which was called shadows. This turned into the idea behind the 2 characters, one was going to be a shadow that followed your every move.

I was shocked at how well I did in this jam, granted by the end of it I wasen't feeling great, but thats expected when you stay up for over 30 hours. Inthe end I won 4 awards out of a possible 12/13 I think, managing to get the most awards of any game and getting best overall game. To put it mildly, this is what hooked me into indie games development as a possible career.

nerd rage awards won
Awards Won:
- Best Coding
- Best Idea / Concept
- Best Level Design
- Most Complete Game

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