Hands On!

Podcast 5 went up this week. A bit late, but worth it. We get hands on with groundbreaking Scottish games Gentlemen! and Other, including a creepy as-live broadcast from the streets of Dundee! Tom reports from the Glasgow Molyjam.

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The winner of the Glasgow leg of Molyjam deux had it firmly cocked.

Molydog: Dogulus Rift is a game built around the latest Virtual Reality tech Oculus Rift and takes as its inspiration Molyneux’s quote:

Part of the fun of dogs is they misbehave and can be enormously embarrassing to the owner.

The aim of the game is to embarrass your owner as much as possible in 3 minutes, by barking, peeing, causing trouble, fighting other dogs etc.

This game also tries itself to embarrass the player – here is SKSP’s Tom playing it: judge for yourself..

After this initial confusion we set the high score for peeing on strangers. The judges were unanimous that this was exactly the kind of exclusive madness the great eccentric would approve of.

Other games included 4-player Ouya game Acorn Warriors, Army recruitment sim Harassing the City and Metroid-in-reverse title VoidStar.  We’ll have more in depth reactions in the next podcast but in the meantime check out all the molyjam games from around the world. Many of them are playable! Enjoy!

What would Molydeux??

Game Jams are crazy, and make 24 hours of playing games look like a walk in the park. Games industry professionals mix with students and enthusiasts and they make a game from scratch in 48 hours.

And if that isn’t crazy enough, basing a Game Jam on the crazy stuff Fable creator Peter Molyneux comes up with is surely a recipe for some pretty interesting ideas. After all, this is the man who said “Pull the right trigger to see The Most Interesting Thing In The World.” Or, “It’s you Americans. There’s something about nipples you hate.”

For all these reasons, Game Jams are raw creativity, and we’re excited to have been asked to judge Molyjam Deux Glasgow. It’s one of 14 taking place around the world. Watch this space for impressions!