Glory, honour, sheer brilliance.
The all-girl team from The Creative Assembly ticked all three boxes with a stunning win over some of the biggest names in indie game development, breezing home to a decisive victory in the first ever Rock, Paper, Shotgun Indie Game Jam at Rezzed.
The theme of the Game Jam was “Resurrection”, and the team had just one hour to put together a game.
In their title, Jesus vs. Science, the bearded son of God is tasked with fighting off wave after wave of cynical scientist. The pesky scientists are attempting to defrost a woolly mammoth, and it is up to Jesus himself to stop them… with lasers… fired from his eyes.
The theme was popular with the crowd, and the game won the support of all three audience judges to secure an emphatic victory. Coupled with a highly scientific “cheer-o-meter” test, the name ‘The Creative Assembly’ was incontrovertibly etched onto the non-existent winner’s trophy.
A delighted Gwen Raymond from the team, said, “Apparently the turnout for the Game Jam was even bigger than for Peter Molyneux. So we agreed that it was official – Peter Molyneux is, in fact, not bigger than Jesus.”
All in all, it was a great event, and the whole team here at CA would like to pass our thanks on to Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun for making Rezzed such a great event. Here’s to next year!