Super Game Jam is an engaging new documentary series following some of the world’s most talented indie game developers doing what they do best. Filmed in five cities over a six month time period, each episode pairs two indie developers together for 48 hours and challenges them to create a game based on a theme suggested by their peers.
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Datum vydání: 22. kvě. 2014
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23. října

Episode 5 Now Available

Filmmakers Bram Ruiter and Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and independent game label Devolver Digital announced today that the fifth and final episode of game development documentary series Super Game Jam is now available on Steam. Episode 5 follows Gunpoint developer Tom Francis and Remembering creator Liselore Goedhart as they design SimAntics based on the theme “simulation.” The series is also discounted with 25% off through the weekend to celebrate the launch of this next episode.

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5. září

Episode 4 Now Available

Episode 4 of Super Game Jam is now available by updating the application on Steam. Enjoy!

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Game Compatibility

Super Game Jam is first and foremost a film project - the games created during each episode were developed in 48 hours. While they are all delightful, they are mostly unfinished and unpolished prototypes that may not function flawlessly or at all on some system configurations or operating systems. Technical support for these games will be minimal as the games themselves are provided purely as an extra bonus with the short films and were not prepared for standalone commercial releases.

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Super Game Jam is an engaging new documentary series following some of the world’s most talented indie game developers doing what they do best. Filmed in five cities over a six month time period, each episode pairs two indie developers together for 48 hours and challenges them to create a game based on a theme suggested by their peers. The series examines the creative process, technical skill, and friendships that form through a game jam event on a more personal and intimate level.

  • Five short films about creation of five short games released over five months.
  • Prototype versions of the game developed during each episode's jam.
  • Special features include behind the scenes footage, music, and promotional trailers.
  • Musical score by Doseone and Kozilek.

Episode 1 | Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan Willem Nijman (Ridiculous Fishing, LUFTRAUSERS) + Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb)

Episode 2 | Berlin, Germany
Dominik Johann (Impetus, LAZA KNITEZ!!) + Christoffer Hedborg (Shelter, Pid)

Episode 3 | Oakland, USA
Adam Drucker (doseone, Samurai Gunn) + Sos Sosowski (McPixel)

Episode 4 | Gothenburg, Sweden
Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami) + Martin Jonasson (Rymdkapsel)

Episode 5 | London, England
Tom Francis (Gunpoint) + Liselore Goedhart (Remembering, Nott Won't Sleep)

Systémové požadavky

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not all game jam games will be compatible with all systems.
    • OS: OSX 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not all game jam games will be compatible with all systems.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or equivalent (32-bit)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not all game jam games will be compatible with all systems.
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
11 z 12 osob (92%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
4.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 24. října
It's hard for me to recommend or not to.

And here is why. Super Game Jam is a nice movie project following teams and show how they come up with a game for a jam in a very short time. Each team consists of 2 indie game devs which usually don’t work together. I enjoyed how the film shows a bit of the creative process the devs go through. So a nice documentary/mockumentary-ish thing and if you are into video games and indie games in special you'll get entertained.

Now on the other side I have to say that it seems to be always the same moody ambient music in all parts. It’s getting a bit too much imho. Also the camera is off sometimes. Especially the last episode reminisced about Blair Witch Project.

And yes as an early buyer I am a bit salty that they discounted it on the last episode.

So I recommend it for when it is on sale.
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2 z 6 osob (33%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 23. října
It was interesting to see the faces behind some of my favorite indie games and their approach to short games. I like how each episode mashes up 2 developers who (I'm pretty sure) are meeting for the first time. It always starts out a little awkward and they talk like friends by the end. Including the games they make is also a nice touch so you can judge the final game for yourself.

I don't think there's enough drama or comdey to make this enjoyable for people who aren't already interested in game development or fans of these developers. But if you are, it's a very honest and breezy look behind the scenes. I wish there was more of a wrap up for the series where it could build to something instead of just ending.
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9.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. října
An Excellent insight into what a 48 Hour Type Game Jam feels like. I really enjoyed the games, and it's inspiring to see the game developers interactions with each other and how much collaboration can bring to simple concepts. Now to go find some Jamming buddies
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20.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 26. října
This wasn't clear to me at first but when you buy this "thing" you get an interface that launches all the movies and games. I did run into a problem with one of the games hitting some errors and being unplayable. Might be because of the two controller requirement.

While I love the concept, I think it fell a little short but only because I was so disappointed by the creative process that many of the game designers went through. It really surprised me how boring and uncomfortable those design sessions were. Many of them didn't even get close to touching their creative potential and the games they produced are evidence of that. I think it's the starting format which is at fault. Who is asking these people to sit down side by side for the creative process? Yuk!

If you're a game designer, you have to watch this just because. Otherwise, not so much. Looking forward to the next one.
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157 z 216 osob (73%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 1. července
This project is a reflection on the state of the game development community. It is often too common to see developers ask full price for a partially completed game. Now we have to pay full price on a film that fails to meet its first deadline.
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43 z 63 osob (68%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 12. července
I enjoy game jams, and really enjoyed episode 1. I have to question if the project is still going on because it's July 12 and the June episode has yet to be released. I get wanting to hold things back if it's not ready but let the fans know first. Especially paid fans.

My recommendation is a YES to watch the series but a NO on purchasing it until all the episodes are released.
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20 z 28 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
0.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 19. července
What's here is good. Sadly, that's a single episode when the schedule says we should have three by now. When it's finished and all five are released, it might be worth the money. Based on the first one... eh. Wait for a sale.

And that "music" that starts the first episode? Please never do that again.
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36 z 63 osob (57%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
14.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. července
Okay, I know that the film could be talking more about Programming and all these Technical Stuff, but all of us need to know one thing: "We're trying to make a series that can be enjoyed by people who don't have any game dev knowledge and by those who do." -Daniel(From SGJ)
They will not fill this up with all technical things and hard-to-understand commands, everyone needs to understand what is going on, and C'MON this is just the FIRST Episode, I can see a lot of people just hating and criticizing.

I really can't understand all these people complaining about "little content" and "high price" on the forum
It will be(for now) 5 Episodes with at least 30 Minutes each, only in the First Episode we have 2 Extended Interviews, one with 12:23 and the other with 11:33... In the same menu you will have more than 25 Minutes of Pure Awesome Soundtrack by Doseone and Kozilek!!!
I could say about 5 Minutes of the First Episode you will find in Trailers.

Best of all is knowing that Episodes will still come till September! (Including their Interviews as well)

To sum up, I think this is very similar to IG:TM. They managed very accurately to convey the experience of a Game Jam.
The First Episode is incredibly well made. It is really interesting if you don't have any idea about what a Game Jam is, and how much people can learn from them, not only finding various other ways to develop their products but how they will put this on practice and perform too.
And Yes, I've played Navigator till the last circuit and I think it's pretty well and could evolve to something Bigger!

PS: ¹And God Bless You Daniel... Because he's the only one who appears here to talk with us xD
²Sorry for my English, I hope everyone can understand it!
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11 z 17 osob (65%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
7.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. září
TLDR - I highly recommend this product to anyone who has an interest in the videogame development process and/or the indie scene. I give Super Game Jam an 8/10.
Episode 1 - Navigator
I was interested in this project since launch. The only reason I didn't buy in earlier was the mixed opinions I have been seeing here and there. Some saying the project doesn't live up to expectations and other saying it goes above and beyond them. After a long time and many moments of "I'm going to buy this now" and then "On second thought I will wait", I finally bought Super Game Jam. I watched the first episode and played the first game I am very happy so far. The documentary portion was great. I really liked the personalities involved (Richard Boeser – dev of Ibb and Obb and Jan Willem Nijman - 50% of Vlambeer) and felt they had good chemistry, it was interesting, not as personal as I would have liked (Indie Game: The Movie nailed it), Sound and music were great aside from some bumping around in the background and the cinematography was up there with the likes of 'Free to Play' and 'Indie Game: The Movie'. The game that I watched these two guys make in 48 hours was really cool. The control were tight, visuals enthralling and I really loved the concept and I'm glad Nijman pushed the racing + companionship idea so hard.
Overall, I found watching the back and forth, creative process between these two devs who had never worked together before to be really fun and even inspiring especially after playing the game and seeing just how much they accomplished in 48 hours. For this review, I don't think I can give it a numbered score but I will say that I enjoyed the first episode immensely and would recommend it. I cannot wait to watch and play the rest of this (I cannot think of a word to describe this other than the very broad term of 'Project').

Episode 2 - Blossom
The Documentary
The second episode started off with something I wasn't expecting. The two new devs (Dominik Johann – former dev of Might and Delight and Christoffer Hedborg – Artist and dev for Super Stress-Out) sat down and watched a video message from the previous two devs whom gave the new duo their theme to work with. I really like this idea of passing on ideas from game jam to game jam, dev to dev. After receiving the message the two developers brainstormed the theme, which was gardening. The brainstorm sessions that occurred in the first episode as well are great. They give a cool look into how a game is conceived. I don't want to give a recap of the whole episode so I will just point out a few likes and dislikes I had with this episode. Much like the first, this episode had two devs with great creative chemistry, wonderful cinematography (especially those creative/scenic transitions/montages), music and flow. This episode did a great job at showing the stress and uncertainty that the two underwent during the final hours of the jam that wasn't all that present in the first episode. The only downside to this episode has to be, how hard it was to follow the creative process. I could barely understand what the game was shaping into until the end of the episode. This is probably the way the devs felt as well but I still felt pretty lost at times. This episode was certainly good but missed a major element that kept me engaged throughout the first.
The Game
The game was a little more abstract and harder to understand than the first. What I got from it was that it is about survival in an endless space with a home planet that is destined to die. The art, music, sound design, gravity and steering of the home planet were all stellar but the goal of the game was hard to comprehend. Even without a concrete goal, the game was still enjoyable enough to play through numerous times.
The second part of this project was good, not as good as the first but nonetheless very enjoyable. I can't wait to watch and play the next Episode of Super Game Jam.

Episode 3 - Catch of Death
The Documentary
Let me start off by saying this is by far my favourite episode of this project so far. What made this episode and contributed to the greatness of the first 2 is the amazing chemistry between the 2 devs chosen. I cannot give them enough praise for their choice of devs. These two guys, Sos Sosowski and Adam Drucker are ♥♥♥♥ing hilarious. They are the perfect match. They both have very comical personalities that had me laughing aloud very often. This episode was filled with comedy and I'm very glad the project makers noticed this and focused on this. Along with the hilarity, this episode also had the same wonderful overarching features that previous eps had (e.g. Music, cinematography), a great brainstorm segment, very memorable quotes from both devs and a nice change of tone for the entire project. This episode felt crazy, hilarious and gloriously ragtag. These guys seemed like the best of friends from start to finish and their ridiculous ideas, funny communications and strange workflow made this episode extremely enjoyable.
The Game
The game is as ludicrous as the devs behind it. It is basically football without rules or reason. A ♥♥♥♥fest of button spam and desperately trying to find where my character is and who my character is among a variety of other deranged characters in a world built by a 4 year old wielding nothing but a box of crayons and the kitchen wall. It's incredibly hard to understand what is going on but I had so much fun with this game. My playtime was also vastly extended by the inclusion of all the builds leading up to the final working game. Broken but fun.
This episode is beyond amazing. Enough said.

Episode 4 - Torr
The Documentary
This episode featured a dev who I was really looking forward to seeing. Jonatan Soderstrom, who made Hotline Miami, one of my favourite games. Jonatan was accompanied by Martin Jonasson, who made Rymdkapsel. This developer duo did not have the chemistry that previous duos had. Even though Martin was upbeat and happy most of the time, Jonatan looked uncomfortable and bored most of the time and was very quiet for the better part of the episode. I'm not saying I don't like him or disrespect him because he seemed bored but it did have an impact on how much I enjoyed this episode. Another factor that I missed was the creative brainstorming at the start of each episode. There didn't seem to be much a brainstorm and that kind of disappointed me as these creative session have been super interesting in past episodes. Flaws aside this episode featured the best cinematography so far. The use of Bokeh in a lot of shots made for some beautiful scenery and cool interview sets. The music in this episode was also some of my favourite from the project. Finally I found the creative process really easy to follow even without the brainstorm at the beginning. I understood every decision they made and why because the devs explained what they were doing as they went forward. This episode was a bit of a letdown but the expertise in cinematography and the still enjoyable premise of the project made it fun to watch anyway.
The Game
Review coming soon...
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6 z 10 osob (60%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
9.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. října
For those of us who participate and enjoy game jams, this series is an absolute must-watch. For those of you who are aspiring game designers, here's your introduction into the industry. I have enjoyed every installment that has come out so far. In each episode, two game developers (you might recognize a few of them) are given a theme and are given 45 hours to make a game based on that theme. In every case so far, the two members seem to have very different backgrounds and talents. You'll watch them struggle as they come up with basic game mechanics, visual / audio effects , and work around various bugs that come up along the way.
It is unfortunate to me that most of the episodes have failed to meet their respected release dates. However, I'll let this slide, since every episode so far has been well put-together and properly polished into a professional looking product.
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16 z 31 osob (52%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 4. června
Great for anyone who wants a sneak peak on what a game jam looks like and what can be done in little time with only 2 people. Wish each episode was longer though.
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2 z 5 osob (40%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
6.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. září
Learn stuff! Then play!
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3 z 9 osob (33%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. července
Great idea. It is very interesteing to see the process that these developers go through in 48 hours. The 'July' upload was almost a month behind schedule, let's hope they can keep things on track for the remainder.
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3 z 9 osob (33%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 26. srpna
Interesting proposal even for none game developers... This series gives a nice perspective of what its like to be a game dev and the fun game jams can be.

It also shows the outcome of a game jam which is sometimes rare to see in game jam documentaries or videos...

devs tried to make the deadline work but somehow it didnt... so cant really say im pleased with that...

but for those buying it post launched... its definetly worth it...

refreshing and unique.
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2 z 7 osob (29%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
15.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 10. července
As a game developer who has been making games since the 90's independently and in the industry, these series (actually this only episode for now) of game jam episodes are good, not Bad, not great, but good. It does reflect how it is a game jam away from an event, a game jam at the privacy of someone's house, I have done game jams like this and the process was very similar.

On the first (and only episode for now) you can see how they start talking about the idea of the game regarding a given theme, and how from that both try to fit themselves in the same page to make the game. Then it gets boring in some bits, but interesting in others, you just see how it is. If you are looking for the technical aspect of the development, well it doesn't go in depth, it is superfical, but like Indie Game: The Movie, its like a PG way to display the development without scaring way the general audience. Actually if you like Indie Game: The Movie you will like Super Game Jam because it has the same style, same music direction, camera, motion graphics, to the point that it could be a sequel or continuation of some sort.

Now this was only one episode and there is more of them on the way, which can be more in depth or show more variety, but the problem is, they are not available yet. The application says the second one will be available June, but we are in July, then in the game page says the episode will be available early July, but now we are close to mid of the month.

I bet its a hard process to edit 48 hours into a one 30 minute episode, and try to make it interesting, because to be honest, on a game jam you are mostly crunching and it could be a little distracting stopping to talk about the project in hand.

If you like watching other people work, specially people that you admire their games, and you want to see how they interact with other developers and how they deal with fast development, yeah its an interesting watch for any aspiring game developer (but if you are a seasoned developer you might cringe about the approaches taken).

This review is based on the presentation of the application and the available episode. Hopefully, anytime now, the second one will be avaialble and so on. The third one should be available by the end of the month, lets hope they keep the schedule, unless something does wrong with the production like it happens with every unfinished project.
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2 z 7 osob (29%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
7.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. července
It doesnt teach you how to program, its early july and the second ep isnt out yet (by complaining about it, it means I really want the second ep). Buy it!
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2 z 7 osob (29%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 26. srpna
To be fair the first episode was a bit of a test run it seems. Episode 2 & 3 seem much more polished and especially 3 is super entertaining to watch. This really shows the creative process in indie development and the actuall end product of games that are produced are mere a side notice.
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1 z 5 osob (20%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. července
Yes BUT with pause. It is well into July with no update, least of all a new episode. This is an interesting project and it's enjoyment can be measured in how much you wish to see creative people being creative, which in and of itself is not always the most exciting thing. It can be fascinating, however. I would say to anyone on the fence, maybe just wait until they've either caught up with their original schedule or posted a new one. As it is, it's pretty frustrating waiting this eagerly for another (presumably half-hour) episode.
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2 z 9 osob (22%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 13. června
awesome inside look at game devlopment. cool sound track as-well.
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2 z 9 osob (22%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
13.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 1. července
Pretty cool stuff. Only thing that bugs me is that there isn't a video for June yet. Granted it's only July 1st, so I guess I shouldn't complain. :)
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