"Hopefully, we will be pushing genres past their preconceived notions and the individual developers to challenge themselves out of their comfort-zone," said Ismail.
Participation is free and open to those across the globe. Folks interested in more info can sign up on the official site. Now, question: How are they going to assure it isn't 90 percent sportsball games?
Through Utter Ignorance For Conventions And Hate For The Established Rules Of A Genre, Beautiful Things Will Happen.
Utrecht - October 8th 2012 - Vlambeers' Rami Ismail and indie developer Fernando Ramallo are announcing Fuck This Jam (fuckthisjam.com), an online game jam lasting from November 9th until November 17th, centered around making a game in a genre that you hate.
"Fuck This Jam is a call to developers to entirely rethink the kind of games they create and explore genres they would usually discard.", said Fernando Ramallo of his intentions for the jam. Through utter ignorance for conventions and hate for the established rules of a genre, the organizers expect "beautiful things will happen."
"We're simply not sure of what this jam will bring, but it'll definitely teach a lot of us developers things we otherwise would've simply never considered. Hopefully, we will be pushing genres past their preconceived notions and the individual developers to challenge themselves out of their comfort-zone.", concluded Rami Ismail.
Fuck This Jam came to be during a late-night chat during indie game event Fantastic Arcade in Austin, Texas. Similar in organisation as the yearly Ludum Dare, 7 day Roguelike and the also Vlambeer co-organized 7 Day FPS jams, participants from all over the world are free to join in through the website, http://fuckthisjam.com or http://twitter.com/fuckthisjam.