This post is my post-mortem after the 2015 edition of the Global Game Jam. It was my first Game Jam ever, and I planned to learn the Phaser framework beforehand in order to get going quickly.
It was completely useless, as I decided to build a game in Bash, RubeGoldBash.
I started thinking about command-line games when I had a look at the diversifiers in the morning, particularly:
Batch Job: The game is a batch file from any operating system, using command line tools found in an out of the box installation.
Inspiring isn’t it? I got my idea when we learned the theme: What do we do now? See, UNIX tools are known to be easy to combine together. You start with a fixed toolset, but by combining them together you end up with endless possibilities. I would build a game about building Rube Goldberg machines in bash, RubeGoldBash (thanks for the name Chris).