Last weekend, Dakota State University hosted their annual Global Game Jam in the Beacom Center. During this event, groups must brainstorm, create, and present their games within 48 hours based off a central theme. This year’s theme is called “home is where the heart is”

Each team is putting their creativity to the max as they come up ways to interpret what the theme means to them. As many are creating adventure games, others are creating action and fighter games. Some groups got extra creative pushed the definition of the word “home” to the limits! Some examples of the sheer creativity include; a game where hermit crabs fight over sea shells for the best home, another game is about giving people what they desire most in a home, there is also a horror game where you sneak into homes and steal hearts to add to your collection. Every game created during this global event is more exciting than the last.

One of the participants has this to say, “this was a great theme as it could be expanded upon without any hard thought and [teams] can make some funny ideas.”

You can learn more about game jam on their official website:

And you can play locally created games here: