They say begin how you intend to continue - so let us tell you how we’re on a mission for 2024.😎 January flew by in a blur of excitement, creativity and of course, games! Here at Anything World, we kicked off 2024 with a bang plunging deep into the essence of the Global Game Jam, and it was an experience to remember! And, the games, well they’re out of this world!
This year we teamed up with Game Dev London and Goldsmiths University to bring you a next-level jamming experience. Anything World sponsored their site and saw a whopping 417 game devs in one room creating over 80 games in just 48 hours!
The team and the vibe
We rolled in with 6(!!) teams of Anything World enthusiasts, with 4 teams joining the jam remotely and 2 teams soaking in the jam vibes on-site. Despite the physical distance, the online collaboration was nothing short of magic. All weekend, the teams were buzzing on Discord, exchanging ideas, learning new game dev skills from one another and bringing awesome games to life (using Anything World ofc 😉).
On-site the energy was electrifying ⚡️, from the anticipation of the theme reveal(Make me laugh) during the introduction speech on Friday to the nail-biting countdown as the entries closed on Sunday and jammers clicked submit.
It was a whirlwind of creativity, and we were right in the midst of it! 🤩🎮
Saturday night delivered a different kind of excitement! 74 piping hot pizzas were delivered in a steamed-up Mario kart. A much-needed fuel injection for our jammers, ensuring they had the energy to power through the night and make their game ideas a reality. We must say, it wasn’t just games built over the weekend - The Leaning Tower Pisa (Pizza) was recreated.
Anything World Showcase
We were super happy to see so many fantastic teams using Anything World during GGJ. Our mammoth library of 3D models went down an absolute treat and Animate Anything speed up production like never seen before! As a shoutout to some of our amazing jammers we’ve put together some of the awesome games that were made.
Mr. Giggleton's Day Out
Play as a joyful humanoid pig in an amusement park, and be cautious not to get shocked 👀⚡️
Canary in a Meme Mine
Play as Canary Navigating through a meme highway using the keyboard or your face! Get ready to laugh out loud! Check out a sneak peak right here 👇
or even better...
Feed 'em up!
Compete against your friend to eat as much food as you can to entertain the "overseer". 😂
Match punchlines with what the King says, some will make him laugh and some will make him angry! The aim of the game is to keep the king laughing. Can you do it? 👀
And if you (yes you!😎) used Anything World too, share your work with us! We’d love to see the incredible worlds you’ve crafted!
As we reflect on the weekend, the awesome games created and the even more awesome jammers we can’t help but admire the gaming community.