Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital has launched the first episode of Super Game Jam, a documentary series that pairs up indie developers for a collection of collaborative game projects that are playable via Steam.
Super Game Jam's premiere episode stars Ridiculous Fishing's JW Nijman and Ibb and Obb creator Richard Boeser, a pair of real-life friends who have never previously worked on a game together. Given 48 hours to design a game based on the prompt "breaking up," the pair produced the unconventional racer Navigator, which is now available for play as part of Super Game Jam's initial wave of content.
Future episodes will feature developers like Sos Sosowski (McPixel), Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami), and Tom Francis (Gunpoint). The next entry in the series, which will team up Impetus creator Dominik Johann with Shelter's Christoffer Hedborg, will launch next month.
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Austin, TX – Moviephiles Devolver Digital and filmmakers Bram Ruiter and Daniel Oliveira Carneiro announced today that the premiere episode of the incredible documentary series Super Game Jam is now available on Steam. Super Game Jam aims to examine the entirety of the creative process from the developer's technical skills to the friendships that form through a game jam event on a personal and intimate level. Filmed in five cities over six months, Super Game Jam pairs two indie developers together for 48 hours and challenges them to create a game based on a theme suggested by their peers. The games will come bundled as playable prototype downloads with the purchase of the series (£14.99 for all five episodes and games).
The debut episode features two developers that are longtime friends but have never had the opportunity to work together: JW Nijman (Ridiculous Fishing, LUFTRAUSERS) and Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb) and chronicles the pair as they explore the concept of "breaking up" and the various ways the concept can be represented in game design. The engaging collaboration of the two developers results in an exceptionally unique racing game based on the dynamic between a driver and a navigator, aptly titled Navigator, now playable via the Super Game Jam application.
More information on Super Game Jam can be found at the aptly named supergamejam.com and by following @SuperGameJam and @DevolverDigital on the Twitter.