GMC Jam #2 - April 29th

GAME MAKER COMMUNITY — The GMC Jam #2, or GMC Spring Jam, has been organized and has a set date. The jam will start next Saturday, April 30th. The theme will be chosen and announced April 29th. Click here to see the original forum post with additional information.

Don't know what a jam is? Read the quote below.

Nocture says
The Jam is a community event that we are organising to encourage people to experiment with GM and make something that will be interesting or entertaing within the limited timescale of 72 hours. The rules are pretty simple...

Remember everyone, the aim of the Jam is not to win, but to participate, experiment, and have as much fun as possible!

  • 72 hours long from 12:01 AM GMT Saturday 11:59 PM GMT Monday

  • Each Jam has a theme, and participants are encouraged to use it.
  • Using the theme is NOT obligatory, but will be valued when voting.
  • To encourage use of theme, the highest-voted theme-based game gets to choose the theme for next Jam.
  • The theme will not be revealed until just before the start of the Jam to prevent any advantages

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen using the SSE method. Voters may rank the games in order of their preference. Voters may rank as few, or as many, games as they wish.
  • All games are eligible (themed and non-themed), but voters should take "use of theme" into account. (Remember: non-theme games can win, but they CANNOT pick the next Jam's theme. see above.)
  • Voters may give an "Honourable Mention" vote for a game whose features they liked, but wasn't good enough to win. These can be graphics, sound, gameplay, idea, etc.
  • When voting, leave feedback about WHY you voted for the game(s) you chose. (Optional)
  • Participants may not vote for their own game.

  • Games must be posted in the WIP/Games forums before the finish deadline for the Jam. Hosting is up to the individual user.
  • A link to your game and a short description must be posted in the official Jam topic.
  • People are welcome to use any outside sites, and are also welcome to promote such sites, but the posting of topics and the voting will be done on the GMC.
  • Teams are encouraged and can be organised by you with whomever you wish or you can participate in a random team (see forum post for more details)

  • Prizes will be as before... A special graphic/banner, bragging rights and (if your game is a themed game) the possibility of choosing the next Jam theme.
  • Community prizes will also be offered as members of the community contribute whatever the feel appropriate. EG: Coverage on their web site, custom graphics for the game, a video of the gameplay for YouTube... Whatever
  • There will be ABSOLUTELY NO MONETARY PRIZE. This is forbidden by the forum admins.
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