ByCassie Benter, writer at Creators.co
Breaker of Games, Mother of Bug Finding. Co-creator of AdventureJam. Twitter: @FenderBenter
Cassie Benter

We want to create a small adventure game in 14 days, and we're inviting the whole world to join us with creations of your own!

Whether you love point & click adventure, text adventure or exploring 3D environments, we want you to jump in and create a game that embodies the spirit of adventure, whatever that means for you!

Hi, I'm Cassie Benter. Along with my best friend, Stacy Davidson, we created AdventureJam because we want to encourage people to make games. It doesn't matter if you were just introduced to the genre, or have been playing these kinds of games since you were a kid. It doesn't matter if you're already a developer and working for a company, or if you've never even thought about making a game prior to right now. Whatever your situation, we're inviting you to join us.

"Quest for Infamy" by Infamous Quests - Background artist: Jason Lamb - Character artist: Jeremy Kitchen
"Quest for Infamy" by Infamous Quests - Background artist: Jason Lamb - Character artist: Jeremy Kitchen

"I've never made video games before!" you might say. I haven't either! There's good news for both of us! You needn't any previous experience in game development to participate, only the will to learn. We have set up a resource page full of information and tools for you to use, as well as forums for you to join in with others and create a team if you don't want to go solo.

AdventureJam will begin on April 3rd at 9:00PM EST, and end on April 17th at the same time. Immediately after, a voting process will begin. Your game will be open for the community choice, and can win titles like Best Visuals, Best Writing, Most Charming, etc. However, there are also three specific awards which will be granted by our judges; a group of established, independent adventure game developers.

"Gods Will Be Watching" by Deconstructeam - Artist: Jonathan "Jon" Romero
"Gods Will Be Watching" by Deconstructeam - Artist: Jonathan "Jon" Romero

Steven Alexander began designing freeware remakes of King's Quest III and Space Quest II, and later went on to write, direct and produce his original title Quest for Infamy at Infamous Quests, which is a hybrid of adventure and role-playing games.

Jordi de Paco has been coding since he was twelve and loves expressing himself through his creations. Jordi was the director, programmer and designer of the adventure/strategy game Gods Will Be Watching at Deconstructeam, which challenges your moral judgment even more than puzzle solving skills.

Jake Elliott is a musician and the creator of ten PC games including the visually stunning Kentucky Route Zero at Cardboard Computer, which is a beautifully narrative, southern Gothic adventure.

"Kentucky Route Zero" by Cardboard Computer - Artist: Tamas Kemenczy
"Kentucky Route Zero" by Cardboard Computer - Artist: Tamas Kemenczy

If you have any questions about AdventureJam, please feel free to leave a comment. We'll be checking them all!

AdventureJam: Website - Forums - Twitter - Facebook

Artist: Octavi Navarro - AKA: "Pixels, Huh?"
Artist: Octavi Navarro - AKA: "Pixels, Huh?"
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