The AmiGameJam was concluded last night over on AmigaBill’s Twitch Stream which saw a total of 18 entries up for consideration by the public and key figures from the Amiga community. Hosted by AmigaBill, the stream previewed the 18 submissions and invited scores from both the public and the judges which included RJ Mical, Hitch and Glen Planamento.
This year’s theme was ports which allowed developers to include the use of original source code and assets from an existing game and produce a title for the mighty Amiga.
Well done to all the competitors, especially to our friend djh0ffman whose port of Nightmare secured first place against some very strong competition. His win was greatly deserved and was our favourite from the submissions.
Thanks to all that took part and especially AmigaBill for hosting the stream. A massive shout out to Hitch who certainly didn’t mince his words and offered a brutally honest opinion of the games.
It’s great to see so much development in the Amiga community, we’re very spoilt by the number of games, hardware and contributors to our amazing community. Lastly, a big shout out to AmigaCammy for organising the event.
You can rewatch the stream here – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1445636263
What is AmiGameJam?
AmiGameJam is the annual game development competition for the Amiga (originally the Festive Amiga Game-Making Competition). All competitors had six months in total to port any game they like to the Amiga platform. A “port” could include the use of original source code and assets, as well as ground-up recreations.
For more information check out the AmiGameJame page on itch – https://itch.io/jam/amigamejam
Check out the additional resources below
- Hoffman’s itch.io page to download Knightmare and the epic Metal Gear Amiga port
- AmigaBill on Twitch
- RetroHitch on Twitch