Game Chef 2013 is about to begin – anyone participating?
What IS Game Chef? It is a competition that has been running for more than a decade, where participants are given a theme and a number of “ingredients” as inspiration for a new game. In the past it has been roleplaying game heavy, though it you do not have to create an RPG. It officially begins on May 17th, though it will totally depend on what part of the world you are in as it is already May 17 here in Australia – it’s nice to live in the future! Game Chef runs for 9 days, after which you will read and “judge” a number of participants work (think “peer feedback”) and recommend one to move on to the next round of judging. It is all done in good spirits and with much pleasant-ness. There’s a blog and a forum.
I don’t know if I will be participating. I am on projects now, so it will depend on how much the theme / ingredients grab me. Let me know if you are giving it a go.