I recently participated in a new game jam called Indie Speed Run. You basically get a random theme and element and have 48 hours to make a game. I’ve never made time for these sorts of things before, but always wanted to and I used the opportunity to test out my new-found-scripting-skills and meet some new friends in the indie-game community.
Here’s the game I made, a silly little thing called Hard Hat Ninja, using the randomly assigned theme of Construction and the random element of Ninjas.
I think it’s fun, although it’s not without some bugs (I’ve got a newer build with actual functioning controls, but sadly didnt get those in before the deadline. Anyway ,the contest build is available to play FOR FREE here! See if you can beat my highscore of 1200! Also, up until the end of January you can vote for games that you feel should go before the final judge, Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation. Half a dozen games are selected by merit from preliminary judges, but there’s some wildcard slots for a few popular-choice games. So if you don’t mind, give Hard Hat Ninja some ratings love so we can see what Yahtzee thinks of the music! You can vote everyday too (and yes that’s ok with the rules!) Link: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/indie-speed-run/?game=44
If you click around that site a bit, there’s a ton of other good games too!