It Takes a Village was made for the 2015 Global Game Jam. The Jam requires participants to make a game in 48 hours based upon a certain theme along with optional restrictions. The theme for the jam was "What do we do now?" The idea behind the game was using a voting system to determine what is done, in this case to decide how a pet is taken care of. The game is essentially Twitch raises a Tamagotchi, inspired by Twitch plays Pokemon.