Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight Game Jam

31 Jul 2005
Tim Schafer is revealing Double Fine’s never-before-seen game jam process!

  • Contribute and vote for your favorite game ideas to be prototyped (week 1).
  • Then, Double Fine will create prototypes of the top four ideas and live stream the process (weeks 2-3).
  • Contributors get to download the finished prototypes for Windows (Steam keys too!) Plus, you get two protoypes (Costume Quest and Happy Song) from past jams right away.

What is Amnesia Fortnight?

Amnesia Fortnight is the name for Double Fine’s annual prototyping period. They take two weeks off from whatever they’re working on, split the company into small teams, and each team gets two weeks to make a game. They do this to test out new ideas, and to test out new project leaders who feel ready to have a project of their own. Many of the games Double Fine has released in the last few years have come from the Amnesia Fortnight process. As Tim Schafer says, “it’s really a great morale boost for the team, and a highly effective way to develop new game ideas.”

Double Fine wants you to be a part of Amnesia Fortnight! You can vote for the ideas that get made into prototypes, which will be live streamed during the development process. In addition, 2 Player Productions will be filming the process and posting videos daily. That means you get to see all these games come together from scratch in front of your eyes!

Contributing will also get you two awesome prototypes from previous Amnesia Fortnights, available for Windows (DRM-free and on Steam). Both are an amazing glimpse into Double Fine’s creativity and give a sneak peek as to what to expect from this year’s game jam.

When the Fortnight is done, you can download the actual prototypes and play them yourselves. Contribute now, pay what you want, and decide how much money goes to charity. Then you can decide who wins the award for best prototype of Amnesia Fortnight.

You have to pay at least $1 to enter and vote from 23 game ideas

Quite like the sound of KAIJU PILEDRIVER and Flopulous, seem like it could be fun.
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