The Indie Van Game Jam is two things: A game jam, and a documentary. Three people — Diego Almazan, Chad Stewart, and Zeb West, all from the development team Binary Solo — are traveling all over North America in what they call the “Indie Van,” with the stated goal of asking various successful indie developers a question about game development. But because they have all of that travel time going from dev to dev — and because they’re developers themselves — they’ll be trying to build a game that can answer their question before they reach their next stop. This is the jam part of “Indie Van Game Jam,” and it’s also part of what people who support the project will receive.
If and when it gets through Steam Greenlight, the Indie Van Game Jam product will give its supporters the seven episodes of the documentary, the seven games made as part of the jam, and an additional two games made for the jam. For the Steam release, you’ll also get improved versions of the jam games, made better after the fact.
For those of you who are fans of Binary Solo, there’s a “Greenlightsaber” achievement for everyone who buys the bundle, and if you really enjoy the documentary, there will be outtakes and special features as well (listed as “Detours” and “Side Quests”).
The Indie Van Game Jam is set to release throughout the Fall and Winter of this year, and you can help it get through Greenlight here if you’re interested in seeing it on Steam.