Game Jam Island Ep 14: It’s A Wrap!

The final installment of the Game Jam Island series is here!

We arrive back in Cape Town, SA, to our new studio. The finale recaps the games that were worked on, asks whether the team would do it again, and contemplates what’s next for Free Lives.


Game Jam Island Episode 13: YOJIMBRAWWWLLLL!

In episode 13, we hang out with Joachim (co-creator of Unity) and Julie (VR Unicorns, Selfie Tennis). The sleep deprivation continues as we reach the finish line for Yojimbrawl!

Game Jam Island Episode 12: We.Need.Sleep.

Straight out of the Genital Jousting crunch, we head into the last few days before handing over Yojimbrawl. The team is… a little tired. We get a first look at Hunter’s (Punches Bears) new game in development, Molly and Rosco. We also hang out with Jane of Vagabond Dog, and check out her death-positive fairytale, Carouselle. And we finally discover why Evan sucks at meeting deadlines! It’s because he wears shoes.

Game Jam Island Episode 11: PENETRATION!

WE LAUNCHED GENITAL JOUSTING WOOOO!!! You can get it now on Steam Early Access:

Also: We catch up with Ben on Snowcones 2 progress, and Luiz (Jasspunk) and Daniele (Electric Perfume) explore a sockless island.

Game Jam Island Ep 10: All Bets Are In

In this week’s episode, Genital Jousting goes off to QA testing before launch, and the team all place bets on how many copies they think the game will sell in its first two weeks. What’s your bet? We get a sneak peek at Vagabond Dog’s sequel to Always Sometimes Monsters. And we check out a one week jam game by Ruan and Mike Scott, with a closer look at the pixel animation process.

Game Jam Island Episode 9

Art Invasion

In this week's episode, Free Lives gets to spend time with some awesome artists - Olivie' Keck (O.K. Illustrations), Anja Venter (Nanna) and Mike Scott (2D Animation Director, Goldfish music videos)! Shaz's PA arrives to help out as the Genital Jousting and Yojimbrawl launch dates creep closer. And Llewellyn celebrates his Birthday, island style.

Game Jam Island Episode 8

Who Is Dolphin Boy?

The team are two months into their time on Game Jam Island! What are they missing the most? How're their games progressing? Is a dancing mania sweeping through The Island? Is Evan full of shit? Who is dolphin boy?

All these, and more irrelevant questions, probably not answered in this episode!

Game Jam Island Episode 7

Romancing Crunch

In episode 7 of Game Jam Island, we check in on progress being made on Gorn and Genital Jousting, while the team reminisce on past crazy crunches. Who do you think handles stress the best & the worst in the Free Lives team?

Game Jam Island Episode 6

Shit Gets Real

Things are getting tense in paradise as the pressure starts to set in! Deadlines are creeping closer, and the team are showing visible signs of stress.

Game Jam Island Episode 5

Progress Check!

Will Richard's 3 year streak of crunching on birthdays continue? Have the team made any solid progress on Genital Jousting and Gorn? Will that Alone dude ever hit the ground? Some of these questions answered in Game Jam Island, Episode 5!