In 2018, I led a team of two other developers, a musician, and a graphic artist to create a unique game in under 48 hours as part of Global Game Jam. We were competing against professional game developers, artists, and graduate students, who were producing amazing, professional-grade work over a short time. To stand out, I knew we had to be different.
Our game is based on the (unproven) harmonic resonance theory, and we have only one controller: you mouse’s X-coordinate. The goal is to adjust the frequency of your device to rattle apart the bad cells under your microscope without harming the good ones, and as the levels increase the frequency overlap between the good and bad cells get closer and closer.
The judges liked what they saw, and we were recognized with the “Now Why Didn’t I Think of That?” innovative excellence award.