All You Have Is A Hammer
I thought it might be fun to participate in a game jam, something I've never done before. It's also been quite a while since I've made a computer game, though my backups are littered with half-hearted attempts from over the years.
The GitHub Game Off 2022 is a one-month event running from 1 November to 1 December 2022, which I'm sure gives some people enough time to build quite substantially impressive catherdral-scale games, and gave me enough time to um and ah for a while before coming up with an idea and to carve out a couple of week-ends worth of time to throw something together that I hope is mildly entertaining.
The theme for the game jam was ‘cliché’, and the cliché I ended up deciding to morph into a silly little game is the saying that ‘if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail’. That’s the basic idea – all you have is a hammer, and you hit some nails, but not all nails are what the appear to be.
You can play:
- right here (see below)
- on the game’s home page
- on the game’s itch.io page