The Spring 2018 Edition of the GameJam was scheduled for 2018 Mar 8–10. The competition started with a soft start on Thursday at 6PM and a hard start on Friday at 6PM and ended 10PM Saturday evening.

The theme was "Retro Remix". We had about 30 participants on 10 teams.

Congratulations to the winning teams!

  1. Life on Mars by Jacob Bernard (LukeAndFriends)
  2. Now I'm Just Confused? by Alexander Wardlow, Scotti Bozarth, and George Gray (unladenSwallow)
  3. Clyde by Caitlin Gaff, Lily Pratico, Eliza You, Imani Muya, Sam Barrett, Mary Newenhisen (SLICE'M)

Similar to F2017, each team can have at most 2 programmers but any number of other members (designer of graphics, music, sound, storyboard, character, level, etc.). All Taylor students are invited, from any major, not just CSE students or programmers. Freshmen are encouraged to participate. Bringing friends is also welcomed. The competition has a $10/participant fee to help in covering cost of trophies, snacks, and drinks. Meal transfers for Friday and/or Saturday evenings are available, but you must sign up before noon on Thursday, February 22. After the noon Feb 22 deadline, meal transfers will not be available.


The list below shows each team along with its members and the name, summary, and a screenshot of their game.
Filthy Casuals
Game :SpaceKirk
Summary:It's time to du-du-du-du-duel!
Playing:(not set)
Installing:(not set)
Members:Jonathan Ruggiero, Timothy Ours, Spencer Roller, Abigail Roller , Benjamin Roller
What did you just say about me? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my words. You think you can get away with saying that to me over the Internet? Think again. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe you off the face of the continent. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you idiot. I will rain fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re dead, kiddo.
Game :Retro the Alchemist Remixes Potions
Summary:You are Retro, an alchemist on the hunt for a legendary ingredient: dust of a devil's horn. Devils being inherently evil, you're not all that concerned about hunting it. So go hunt it. Get that thing.

Press R to reset a level.
Everything else should be pretty obvious.
Playing:I made the whole thing by myself in this time. I did all the art. Which is hard. I'm really bad at art, so that took a long time.

This game had a lot of UI which ate a ton of the time. I was somewhat ambitious, and I ended up with less content than I would have liked.

Sorry about that. Hope you enjoy it anyway.

Also, it has no sounds. I didn't have time for that. :(
Installing:Unpack and run the binary (I'm pretty sure).
Members:David Nurkkala
Game :Life on Mars
Summary:Summon gremlins to protect the life on mars!
Playing:Press x to summon gremlins
on later levels use arrow keys to change gremlins
press z to restart or to advance if you beat the level
Installing:Unpack the zipfile above and run it in your browser
Members:Jacob Bernard
Game :Flash Fight
Summary:Commander X captains the starship Flash, the earth's space sentinel. But enemies of Earth are at every corner of the Milky Way! Take control as X in a dogfight to victory!
- Use the arrow keys to move the ship.
- Use the "Z" key to fire.
- Destroy the enemy ship to win!

- All assets were made from scratch.
Installing:Download the .zip file, and extract. Run the .html file to load the PICO-8 game.
Members:Gabe Helmuth
Game :Alice In Wonderland
Summary:A point and click adventure game with some simple puzzles
Playing:(not set)
Installing:Make sure the data folder is in the same directory as the executable
Members:Judah Doupe
Saturdayz R 4 da Boiz
Game :Slimeageddon
Summary:The slimes are taking over! You and your team represent the last of humanity. You must work together to protect each other and help mankind survive as long as possible!
Each player has donned gear that allows you to slay the slimes of their respective color, but this gear has connected the life-force of each warrior. Protect your allies by slaying the slimes of your color, and make sure to tag the explosives to help your cause!

Arrows Keys or WASD: Move and Jump
Space: Shoot

Playing:Music - Josh Rauh
Coding - Edric Yu and Josh Clement
Assets - Josh Clement

Everything made from scratch in one night with two node modules: fs and ws.
Play with friends!
Installing:Just visit the website to play. If all servers are down, start your own!
Members:Edric Yu, Josh Clement, Josh Rauh
Rosswood Tower
Game :Monochrome
Summary:Jump from floor to floor an get past the level without falling to your death.
Playing:Arrow Keys to move

Space to jump
Installing:Simply download and play!!
For Windows, just make sure the _Data folder is in the same directory as Monochrome.exe
Members:Tom Metzger, Hannah Gorski
The Palm Top Tigers
Game :Do Not Go Gently
Summary:You don’t kill demons anymore. At some point in time, that’s what demon hunters such as myself did.
Really, it’s in the job description.
But, at some point, we all grew lax.
The small fry dwindled—I think that’s what caused it. The kind you could kill with a spritz of Holy Water and a blessed knife went extinct or went into the service of their betters.
All that were left were the looming Demons—with a capital D. The sort that razed countrysides. The sort that preyed upon children, not because they needed the weakest prey, but because nobody could come after them for revenge.
The sort like Tamon—who is in a class all his own.
The demon hunting profession withered. My father and mother trained me. They’re gone, so I’m probably all that’s left.
But I’m all we’d really need.
I’ve traveled far to reach Tamon’s castle.
And tonight, he’s going down.
Playing:Left click is attack, right click is dash towards mouse, WASD to move, shift to dump elements. Also game maker sucks.
Installing:just run concept.exe to install the game
Members:Alec Ellsworth, Kyle Shelton, Tucker White, Jessica Hoffmeister, Nick Chiodras, Brendan Wallace
Game :Now I'm Just Confused?
Summary:Retro is a callback to the games of our childhood, and the last time most people in this room where under 12 was about 2010. As such, we decided to do a throwback and tribute to the puzzle games of our childhood, such as portal. Enjoy!
Playing:WASD or Arrows to move. Press E to pick up blocks.
Installing:Run the exe.
Members:Alexander Wardlow, Scotti Bozarth, George Gray
Game :Clyde
Summary:Clyde the snake resides in a forgotten arcade game from decades past. Help Clyde relive his glory days as the favorite game of the arcade!
arrows for direction and menu selection
Everything made from scratch during GameJam.
Installing:Download and extract the zip file, then run the html file in your browser.
Members:Caitlin Gaff, Lily Pratico, Eliza You, Imani Muya, Sam Barrett, Mary Newenhisen
Game :(not set)
Summary:(not set)
Members:Dr. Denning
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Summary:(not set)
Members:Jonathan Strycker