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The 2018 Epic MegaJam, our biggest #ue4jam of the year, is coming right up! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to have some fun while honing your Unreal Engine development chops - and you could win some fantastic prizes from our sponsors.
Work alone or with a team (up to 5 members total) to make the most incredible project in Unreal Engine 4 based on the given theme and submit before the deadline.
Here are some resources that will help you get prepared for the #ue4jam.
Looking for a team? Want to start your own? Head over to our Crowdforge.io page for some team building.
Assembla will give all participants of the #ue4jam access to their platform for game development teams to build iterations of their game using their Perforce and SVN repositories. As a cloud version control provider with PM tools built in, Assembla is an effective asset to any gaming developer, and we are excited to watch Assembla’s continuing emergence within the game development community. To get access to the Perforce server, send us an email that you will need access and your team's email addresses. Please also check out tutorials on using Assembla and Perforce beforehand.
Need access to a sound library? Soundly has you covered! You'll get full access to Soundly and its massive sound effect libraryduring the jam. Enter promo code pUE4JAM after installing to get started.
Get FREE access to Quixel's Megascans library! Sign up for the Freelance 4K subscription by following the link here. Registration is open through November 15th. Take a look at this "Welcome to Megascans" to help you get started.
Chat with other jammers over at the Unreal Engine Epic MegaJam forum thread.
Here's the list of submission requirements to win a prize:
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY AND TIMELINE
In Unreal Engine game jam tradition, we'll be kicking this one off and announcing the theme at the end of the livestream on Thursday, November 8th at 2PM EST and giving participants the weekend to create and submit an awesome game built in the engine. The jam ends on Thursday, November 15th at 2PM EST.
You will need the following information:
>> You need to submit your game to the Epic MegaJam jam page in addition to uploading it to your Itch.io account page.<<
NOTE: In order to submit your game to Itch.io, your .zip file must be UNDER 1GB. This won't affect most projects, but please be mindful of the size of your game once compressed. If your file is more than 1GB, you may utilize the Butler tool to upload your files to Itch.io. More info on that here.
AWARD CATEGORIES AND PRIZES
The Epic MegaJam will feature a Grand Prize raffle, plus additional prizes for the finalist teams and special category winners. We judge submissions for their visual aesthetic, unique use of the theme, and gameplay on a 1-5 point scale. The top 3 teams will be declared our finalists.
All jam participants will be entered into a raffle to receive one of 10 one-month subscriptions to GameTextures.com.
LOGITECHG LIGHTSYNC CHALLENGE
Bring your game to life beyond its platform with Intel's LIGHTSYNC RGB technology! Each member of the team that best enhances the experience of their game using Intel's LIGHTSYNC technology will receive a set of G560 LIGHTSYNC PC Gaming Speakers.
NOTE: You don't need a LIGHTSYNC capable device to participate. Simply use their emulator to preview your effects!
For help, check out this tutorial on How to Setup the Logitech SDK to work with Unreal Engine 4 Blueprints by Rhys!
All entries will be judged for their aesthetic, unique use of the theme, and gameplay. The top three entries will be declared our finalists. They will receive an Unreal Engine swag pack and additional prizes, yet to be announced.
All Finalists will receive:
INTEL PRIZE RAFFLES
Many thanks to Intel for sponsoring the Epic MegaJam and supplying our community with rad prizes! We encourage you all to check out their Game Dev Program at https://software.intel.com/gamedev and sign up. They'd love to provide your team with resources to help you succeed -> Get ready. Get noticed. Get big.
Intel SSD RAFFLE
Each individual from the three finalist teams and the special categories winners will be entered into the Intel Software SSD Prize Raffle, where we’ll be giving away 280GB Intel® Optane™ SSD 900Ps.
GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
Each individual from the three finalist teams will be entered into the Intel Software Grand Prize Raffle, where one lucky winner will be receiving a ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Laptop.
FALCON NORTHWEST GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
Every individual* from the three finalist teams will also be entered into the Falcon Northwest Grand Prize Raffle, where only one lucky person will receive the Epic MegaJam’s biggest reward; a Falcon Northwest FragBox. (*except the recipient of the Intel Software Grand Prize)
SPECIAL CATEGORY PRIZES
Our "Special Categories" are for teams who create amazing games, but have something just a little different.
Winners of these special category prizes will be rewarded with:
The wonderful Ben Mears of SideFX will be joining our panel of judges for the 2018 Epic MegaJam!
Happy developing, and good luck!
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