All the moderators for the game are a bit sun crisped but everyone did an amazing job helping to keep the game running. Big thanks to the whole Come Out and Play team as well for hosting such a great event! I will for sure try to make and submit more field games in the future.
As we’ll be showing off Kill the Kraken tomorrow at Come Out & Play, we’ve had to update the rules a bit. Feel free to come out to Governor’s Island in New York City tomorrow, Saturday July 19, and play!
Rules changes include:
Humans may pick up ammo from anywhere, not just ammo bases.
Kraken only regains tentacles from flipping ammo bases.
Marshmallows may be replaced with rolled up socks.
Basket on top of kraken pole may be replaced with net.
A ‘Beginning the game’ section has been added. This involves the humans laying out the bases; and the Kraken choosing which side of the field it wishes to enter onto.
GameJolt just made their jam feature public! How better to celebrate then with a game jam: The ultimate game jam: the forever game jam! Not really forever, just 3 years. But I mean, 3 years is long enough.
It will start on July 17 at 12:00am (US Eastern time) and will run for three years, until July 17 12:00am.
The jam will be using the hashtag #foreverjam on both GameJolt to mark games as well as on Twitter.
The second is Cat Herder. This is a silly one. I created it because I like the idea of a non-permanent win condition: you can win this game, but the “winning” requires constant upkeep. And kind of like Don’t Kill the Cow, it asks if winning this game is actually worth it? (Cat herding may be a little too blunt, but at least the message isn’t muddled).
This one features music and sounds by the tallented Joe Cox!
In addition, two new tidbits on Bottle Rockets are up! One from PC Gamer and one from Rock, Paper, Shotgun! (the second is accompanied by Porpentine’s farewell letter from writing for RPS)