Pixels for Breakfast writes: Each year thousands of professional game developers, artists, designers, educators and passionate programmers step out of their daily routine to participate in The Global Game Jam (GGJ). The GGJ is the world’s largest game jam event that takes place from 24–26 January, and around the globe at numerous physical locations. The idea of this jam is that these participants get together to share the passion, fun and experience of video game creation, but also to challenge themselves by creating a unique video game in just under 48 hours.
Their game has to be built from scratch, with as only rule that the game must represent a particular theme. This year’s theme was:
“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.”
It’s a great theme that offers developers plenty of space for interpretation and creativity. You’ll notice that some games followed this rule strictly whereas others tended to diverge from the subject. Well this is no biggy, because as a result, the event spawned well over 4000 free games for everyone to enjoy.
With the amount of games created it is impossible to go through every single one of them, but I’ve selected a few of my favorites for you to see. I must also add that almost all games are playable, so definitely don’t hesitate to try out some of them.