Awesome jam follow-ups: Smuggle Truck

by Darren Torpey on January 19th, 2011

Ever wondered what becomes of the games we make at the jams? Do teams ever get back together to finish their games? Do they ever port them to a popular platform like the iPhone and release them for money? Well, that’s exactly what (at least) one of our teams is doing!

Yilmaz Kiymaz and Alex Schwartz teamed up (with a few other talented jammers) to make a Unity3D-based game called Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration at the Immigration Jam last August. By the end of the jam, it was clear that the game was really fun, and Alex & Yilmaz announced their plans to release the game on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad.

To make a long story short, they have now formed their own independent game development company, Owlchemy Labs, and work on the game is going at full steam (seriously: they guys work hard). Here’s their most recent video where they introduce their level editor which they will be releasing to the public soon! Watch the video for more details:

If you’d like to stay up to date with Smuggle Truck and/or help spread the word, you can follow Owlchemy Labs on Facebook, check out their newly-minted Press Kit page or subscribe to their blog and YouTube channel.

It’s great to see teams following their game jam-born vision to fruition. I hope to announce some similarly awesome news about another team following up with their game jam project in the near future. Stay tuned to learn more.

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