Happy Sunday and a belated Happy New Year, friends! With every new year comes a fresh start, and we’re very pleased to continue curating this particular series for all of you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to find work in the gaming industry or simply to hear about new projects breaking new ground—let us be your weekly stop on your way to awesome things!
This time, we literally have something for everyone. From an inclusive game jam to a super cool indie event to a fanmade game in development (you know we love those!), everything listed here promises new opportunities. There’s even a recently listed job on the market for you to apply for! So hop out of that pause menu and get scrolling, because you won’t want to miss any of these super amazing projects.
As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot series, drop us a comment below or check out our contact list! We’d love to hear from you, especially about new and exciting spaces where all gamers can hang out. ✌
Hey, listen! If you haven’t played through all of Life Is Strange yet, give this game a pass. We won’t be spoiling anything here, but you will be spoiled if you follow the link below.
With that out of the way, we can get to the fun part! All Wounds is a fanmade visual novel that follows the story of Max and Chloe after Life Is Strange ends. (If you’re familiar with the game at all, you already know which “end” we’re talking about.) The player will have the ability to make choices for both Max and Chloe, which serves as a refreshing departure from the original game. It will also be available in prose format for anyone who would prefer to read through the text without the interactive element! Or, you know, for after you finish playing it and need more feels.
Follow the Tumblr for updates on the team’s progress! All Wounds is scheduled to be released this summer, and you can bet we’ll be covering it again then.
Community Manager, TERA Online
It’s always super exciting to share new job opportunities with all of you, and this one is no exception! TERA Online is looking to hire a new Community Manager with the following qualifications. If social media is totally your thing and you have one or more years of experience, you should absolutely apply! Check out the job description below:
“The ideal candidate will be well versed with eSports, PvP tournaments, and livestreaming, creating content for social media/forums/blogs, and moderating online interactions. We are looking for a sharp individual who can leverage game expertise and content planning, drive player relationships, engagement, and overall service retention.”
We wish the best of luck to everyone who applies! Yes, you. Because you can totally rock this.
Derivative Weird Games Event
Quite honestly? We couldn’t make this event sound cooler even if we tried. The details are listed as follows:
“Weird, experimental games made in a class at NYU during the space of a semester as a response to influential experimental game artists’ body of work.”
If you’re in the New York area this week, we highly recommend you swing by the Babycastles base over at 137 West 14th Street. A total of ten games will be showcased (listed on the Facebook page), all of which you’ll be able to play. The Derivative Weird Games event will take place from 7 PM to 9 PM, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a completely awesome experience. We hope you enjoy it, and of course, that you make friends along the way!
My First Game Jam
We’re so excited about this game jam! It opened yesterday and will run through January 16th, 2016, which gives you about two weeks to submit. What’s really great about this is immediately apparent when you read the description:
“My First Game Jam is an online jam for people of all skill levels to learn something new. Never made a game before but always been curious? Set aside two weeks to join the jam and learn how to make a game along with others. Absolute beginners encouraged to join!”
Many free resources are listed in order to better facilitate the work of budding and even completely new game developers. It’s so very important that we not only boost this opportunity, but also that we celebrate the people who decide to submit. With more creators exploring their potential for development, games will naturally diversify! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Recently funded on Kickstarter, Trigger is an interactive visual novel that explores the mystery surrounding Wendy, a 30-year-old woman, and the past that she’s trying to uncover. There are multiple endings available in this game, though no path is “wrong,” which is rather refreshing. Each ending sheds new light on the protagonist’s personal journey—both from her past and future. Not to mention the art style is utterly gorgeous and the soundtrack is truly divine. Have you checked out the trailer yet? You really should.
You can purchase the game for the price of a coffee, or give the demo a try for free right now! Trigger is currently available on Mac, Linux, and Windows.