But It’s Tradition!

During Global Game Jam 2016 we, me and a team of 5, created “But It’s Tradition!”. The them of GGJ 2016 was the word “Ritual”. The game is therefore inspired by a ritual preformed in a village in western India, where toddlers are dropped from the roof of a mosque, 15 meters down and caught with a bedsheet. This ritual is preformed to give the toddler good fortune. The game won “Game of the Year” prize.

During Global Game Jam 2016 we, me and a team of 5, created “But It’s Tradition!”. The them of GGJ 2016 was the word “Ritual”. The game is therefore inspired by a ritual preformed in a village in western India, where toddlers are dropped from the roof of a mosque, 15 meters down and caught with a bedsheet. This ritual is preformed to give the toddler good fortune.

In our game the players are teamed up two and two. There are no max number of players, as long as the number of players are even everyone can play at the same time. The players holds a end of a bedsheet and needs to coordinate with the other team member to catch the falling baby. The baby will then bounds of the sheet and the players keep catching it till it hits the ground. The team that bounds the baby second last gets a point.  The game needs a computer that runs the game and a sheared screen where all the players can watch the game. The players control there characters by connection to the hosting computer using there  smart phones.

Our team consisted of two graphic designers and four programmers. “But It’s Tradition” won the prize “Game of the Year”, and can be found at Global Game Jams page. It is unfortunately not runnable at this time, as the game needs a hosting server where players can connect to the game. All players also needs to be connected to the same network as the host.

The graphics are made by Helene Fosse and Silje Fjørtoft

02_Game still 03_Characterpresentation 04_Babypresentation

05_Screen Cap
This is a screen cap of the game played with two players