Koreans are passionate about game development. To improve and showcase the game development skills of young indie game developers, G-Next GameJam – a game development festival – was held in Korea last month. This was the first edition of the festival. The event was organized in Pangyo Start up campus and lasted for 3 consecutive days, from 12th to 14th August, 2016.
It was sponsored by KOCCA and Unity under the successful supervision of Gyeonggi-do and Gyeonggi Contents Agency. A total of twenty three teams with 130 individuals participated in the game event. The event was themed after Summers, with most of the games inspired from the summer season. Some games developed by the creative and talented team of Korean indie game developers during the event are briefly discussed below:
The World of Awesome Juice
The World of Awesome Juice is about selling and squeezing fruit juice under a time limit. As a player, you can punch on the selected fruit to make juice. The game helps to blow out stress by continuously punching the fruit. It is a unique addition to the category of fruit games already available on iOS and Android.
Someone is in the Hallway
Someone in the Hallway is a multi-level horror game. The game is about a character named Danny, who has lost his memory and has to regain it working his way through the mysterious environment. Virtual Reality equipment is used for the first time in the game for enhancing the gameplay, graphics and sound settings.
FairPlay is based on the Rio Olympics. As a player, you need to work hard to reach the top level in a fair and square way.
Mogi is about surviving the mosquito attack. The continuous spawning of mosquito generations makes this game unique and better than the other similar mosquito games.
LIFI is a short and light casual First Person Shooter. The game is aimed at stress relieving and mind-healing for the players.
Super! Water Boy
Super WaterBoy is another fruit game, focused at the collection of fruit in a given time period. Work your way through 11 x 11 maps to collect fruits. Failure to collect fruit within an estimated time frame will cause dehydration. The game makes you go through an adventurous and thrilling game environment.
Miss Tsunami makes you in charge of controlling the Tsunami wave. You as a player have to destroy the surroundings of HaeWoonDae by controlling the demonic wave of Tsunami.
Mosquito Virtual Reality is about human blood sucking where you play as a mosquito. The game includes different line of strategies and Virtual Game settings to provide for a unique gaming experience. Be cautious while sucking blood, because you can expire with a mere blow. Mosquito VR is the opposite of M.o.g.i game.
Someone is in the Hall was the most prominent game of the event. All the games are accessible on Gamejolt, indie game platform. The event will be held each year due to this year’s hit.