Alumni Profile: Akshay Jain
Wordplay - 2020 Team
Tranzfuser Project Description
Days Lost is a narrative based puzzle game set inside the diary of a young woman that takes you on an unusual journey of recovering the memories of days that she’s lost. The game is ultimately about empathy and learning to appreciate little moments of life. Living in a time when the world came to a standstill because of a pandemic, memories are a reminder that time passes, that things change. This game is an opportunity to slow down and go on a journey where we can reminiscence, recreate and relive the memories of days lost.
If you could turn the clock back, would you do anything differently? It is certainly a short amount of time and there’s always only so much you can do but we still wish we had focused even more on publisher pitching and social media growth from the word go. This might not be a priority for the 10 weeks you get to work with but if you have a strong game idea, it’s certainly something to think about for the long run.
What made you want to take part in the competition? Tranzfuser provides you with a platform to transform ideas into a reality. It creates the space and opportunity for us to build collaborations and try out new proposals.
Why should the up-and-coming game dev talent of tomorrow apply to Tranzfuser 2021? Tranzfuser lets one see through their concepts turning into a playable prototype while constantly encouraging participants to mix and work with new people, creating new leadership opportunities and giving a chance to experiment.
What benefits did Tranzfuser bring to your game dev career? At the beginning, we had the team. We had the idea. Tranzfuser allowed our imagination to run free and spur creative innovation. This competition showed us the bigger picture. It pushed us to think not just as game creators or designers but also as founders and co-founders. It provided us with resources and mentors to guide us through the actual process of game making.
What are you doing now? We are a fully functional company now working hard to take the development of the game forward and adding more content to it. The best part is that the learning curve is super steep because you always find yourselves working on things outside of your focus area.