Nordic Game Jam (Windows)

Nordic Game Jam Windows Title screen

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Nordic Game Jam is a nonsensical little game, created at the Nordic Game Jam, which is meant to realistically simulate the experience of participating in the Nordic Game Jam. The player gets a cutaway view of the building where the Jam takes place, and can click on people, desks or doors. To participate in the Jam, the player must first go to the lecture room and suffer through a long, unskippable "keynote speaker" cutscene where Greg Costikyan spouts bad jokes and Keita Takahashi provides nonsensical inspirational advice. Finally the theme for the Jam is given, and the player can proceed to program his game.

By clicking on various people, the player can learn what kind of a zany game they are working on. To work on his own game, the player must sit at one of the desks, then keep clicking on the computer while the progress bar at the top of the screen fills very, very slowly. Alternately, the player can click on the beer cans near the desk to drink, which advances the clock but has no further effect. There's no real winning condition - if the player somehow gets the progress bar to completion, the game simply closes.

By going to the cafeteria, the player can make a sandwich for himself, which is presented as a Tetris-style minigame where condiments and foodstuffs falling from above fulfill the role of blocks.

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Nordic Game Jam Windows Greg Costikyan's caricature. The Swedish flag keeps flashing randomly throughout the game.
Nordic Game Jam Windows Title screen
Nordic Game Jam Windows A side view of the Jam
Nordic Game Jam Windows Talking to people before the Jam begins just makes them complain randomly

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JudgeDeadd (19701) added Nordic Game Jam (Windows) on Apr 30, 2015