This year our Global Game Jam site here at the NYU Game Center had over one hundred game makers and made forty-three games! The 2018 theme was transmission, and below are the award winners from our site selected by a committee of NYU Game Center faculty and local developers.
Winner: A.I.D.E by Aleksei Waddington, Audrey Vidamo, and Calvin So
Nominees: A.I.D.E., Pestil by Wyatt Yeong, This Mess by Easton Self, Kai Chuan, and Synchrony by Lucy Ungaro, Kirsten Sugar, David Wallin, Becky Benett
BEST GAME DESIGN
Winner: Delay Chess by Clint Levijoki Barry Kantro
Nominees: Delay Chess, Miscommunication by Douglas Patz, Jarqir Ratlift, Pestil by Wyatt Yeong, and This Mess by Easton Self, Kai Chuan
Winner: A Signal in Snowfall by Michael Fegreus, Harry Rabinowitz, Emi Schaufield, Corinne Stein, Courtney Sanders, Balint Sule, Andy Bow
Nominees: A Signal in Snowfall, Strong Signal by Chris Makris, A.I.D.E.
Winner: Chicken Coop by Chicken Preservation Society
Nominees: Chicken Coop, Plant 9 from Outer Space by Ben Steers, Abe Gellis, Steve Ucho, Gsha C., Quadruple A by CS Wallace, Nick Maddalena, Lizelle Serrano, Signal in Snowfall
Winner: Lots of Love by Stacey Polishook, Stephenie Futch, Gyda Arber, Conan Magee
Nominees: Lots of Love, Inner Planets by Dave Eng
BEST USE OF THEME – “TRANSMISSION”:
Winner: This Mess by Easton Self, Kai Chuan
Nominees: This Mess, Quadruple A, Gravitas, Dr. Dinosaur/Dr. Sandwich by Blake Andrews, Emily Koonce, Flan Falacci, Charles Huang
Play the award winners this Thursday at Playtest Thursday from 5-7PM here on our floor before Austin Walker’s Lecture!
The judging committee was Frank Lantz, Bennett Foddy, Charles Pratt, Clara Fernandez-Vara, Matt Weisse, Stephen Lawrence Clark, Alexander King, Noca Wu, Owen Bell, Greg Heffernan, and Adnan Agha.
Below are photos from Sunday evening’s exhibition and awards to close out the jam!