7 Days… 7 DAaayyYYyyyyssssss.
You have 7 Days to construct a game with highly original and unique concept that’s never necessarily been done before.
7 DAYS, bub.
Get to it.
The Experimental Gameplay Project is a community where artists and programmers alike churn out new and interesting games in under a week. Though many “finished” products aren’t necessarily finished, a lot of unusual and interesting results have come from these 7-day sessions.
These small sessions have also led to even bigger things for some game-makers. 2-D Boy, the 2-man show behind the huuuge indie-game hit World of Goo, are 1/2-ley responsible for the site’s creation. They themselves have churned out tons of experimental little games and web-toys that have evoked the interest of both worldwide fans and members of the site.
When “Tower of Goo” started out as a prototype around 3 or so years ago, the idea was met with nothing more than wild enthusiasm, and massive downloading. After adding small extensions to the game, “tower of goo” soon ballooned into a massive project that took a total of 2 whole years to complete.
Petri Purho, better known as Kloonigames— is another example of such success— though this guy has unfortunately gotten the shorter end of the straw. Along with many interesting games he himself coded once a month (or once a week, it varies) he has also developed his own full-fledged indie game, Crayon Physics. But unfortunately, his original style of play has led to numerous ripoffs in the past few years, giving his own idea heaps and heaps of competition.
So lyykkkee, check it out. The site has actually been recently resurrected by it’s founders, and many of the older games should still be in the archives.