UK’s ‘biggest ever game jam’ saw over 200 devs build games in three days based on ‘You already won’ theme

Titan Souls studio Acid Nerve wins Best Game at Jamchester

UK game jam Jamchester has announced the winners of its inaugural three-day development event.

Said to be the UK’s biggest game jam for professionals, the Manchester-based show was attending by more than 200 devs, who competed to create games based around the theme ‘You already won’.

39 titles were submitted to a judging panel including PlayStation VR lead designer Gary Napper, Creative Assembly senior designer Catherine Woolley and Rezzed 2015 game jam winner Alex Rose.

Entries included the politically-themed wall-building sim ‘Great Wall of Trump’ and the comedic ‘Best In Show’, starring a virtual pantomime cow.

Titan Souls developer Acid Nerve emerged as the overall victor, swiping Best Game and Audio Design for its title Head Home.

Meanwhile, Sigtrap Games’ The Crystal Curse won the Microsoft-sponsored Best Windows VR Games prize, while a combined team from Abertay University and Norwich University of the Arts took home the Best Student Team trophy for their joint effort Trophies Please!.

The full list of winners is below.

Best Game

“Head Home” by Acid Nerve featuring Angus Dick.

Best Company Team

“Kanchester” by Team Kano.

Best Student Team

“Trophies Please!” by Little Purple Squares (Abertay University/Norwich University Of The Arts).

Art & Visual Presentation

“Imperfect Defence” by Teamy McTeamface.

Design & Gameplay

“Last Man Standing” by Clever Beans.

Audio Design

“Head Home” by Acid Nerve featuring Angus Dick.

Technical Achievement

“Killer Impact” by Team Tonic.

Innovation & Creativity

“Best In Show” by Torque Studios.

Totally Unreal Award

“Russian Roulette Clean­up” by Desk Dragons.

Best Windows VR Game

“The Crystal Curse” by Sigtrap Games.

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