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Join the Unreal Engine community for your chance to win some incredible prizes in Epic’s Summer #ue4jam. Each quarter, #ue4jams are held to provide developers the perfect opportunity to hone their development chops, try out a new feature or put a new crew through the paces.

GETTING STARTED 

Here are some resources that will help you get prepared for the Summer #ue4jam:

Looking for a team? Want to start your own? Head over to our Crowdforge.io page for some team building.

Check out Tom Shannon's presentation on Game Jammin With UE4livestreamed for our Winter #ue4jam.

SideFX is offering a FREE 2-month Houdini license to all Summer #ue4jam participants. These won’t be available once the jam gets started, so be sure to sign up for your license today!

Get FREE access to Quixel's Megascans library! Sign up for the Freelance 4K subscription by following the link here. Registration is open through August 17th. Take a look at this "Welcome to Megascans" to help you get started.

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 librarySoundly 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.

Chat with other jammers over at the Unreal Engine Summer #ue4jam forum thread

THE RULES 

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.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS 

Here's the list of submission requirements to win a prize:

  • The game must include custom gameplay that exceeds the gameplay found in Epic Games’ starter templates.
  • All art assets in the game must have a material other than the default applied to it.
  • Submissions must be packaged for Android, iOS (development packaged builds), Windows or Mac OS. No full, unpackaged projects. VR and AR projects are accepted. Android games can be distributed via the Play store as well.

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, August 16th at 2PM ET and giving participants the weekend to create and submit an awesome game built in the engine. The jam ends on Tuesday, August 21st at 3PM ET

You will need the following information:

  • Team Name
  • Each Team Member's Name and Email Address
  • Game Name
  • Name of your submission
    • Please format your the name of your .zip file with your team's name attached, ex. TeamName_GameName
  • List any content that was created before the jam that was included in the final submission.
    • This does affect the score, as we judge on what is made during the jam's timeframe. Submitting an entry with pre-made content that is not disclosed may lead to disqualification.
  • A link to gameplay footage to be included in our highlight reel on the Summer #ue4jam results livestream, if you so desire.
    • Please keep your video between 30-60 seconds.

>> You will also need to submit your game to the #ue4jam once you've added it to your own Itch.io account. <<

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 Summer #ue4jam 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.

FINALIST PRIZES

All Finalists will receive:

  • a 280GB Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P from Intel Software
  • a 1-year Houdini Indie license from SideFX
  • a 6-month 8K Freelancer subscription to Quixel Megascans (which includes access to Quixel Mixer and Quixel Bridge), and a perpetual Quixel Suite 2 license from Quixel
  • all current asset packs from PolyPixel
  • the FPS Game Starter Kit from SB
  • a one-year membership to the IGDA
  • a 1-year subscription to Soundly Pro from Soundly
  • 2000 Dallar from Dallar.org
  • an Unreal Engine swag pack per team member, including a Summer #ue4jam t-shirt
  • a "Game Jam Finalist" forum badge
  • a featured playthrough on the September 13th Unreal Engine livestream
  • a highlight on the Unreal Engine blog
  • And More!

Many thanks to Intel for sponsoring the Summer #ue4jam and supplying our community with rad prizes! I 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. .

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 Summer #ue4jam’s biggest reward; a custom Unreal Engine-branded laptop from Falcon Northwest.

Full specs:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Six-Core “Coffee Lake” Processor, 4.1GHz 
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 Max-Q, 8 GB GDDR5
  • 15.6” 1920x1080 144Hz 5ms, IPS Display, Matte Finish
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory
  • 1 Terabyte Intel 720P PCI Express NVMe drive
  • Full RGB Illuminated keyboard
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 4.75 pounds, 0.8” thick
  • Oculus Ready Certified

SPECIAL CATEGORY PRIZES

Our "Special Categories" are for teams who create amazing games, but have something just a little different.

  • On the Go - Best mobile game on Android or iOS!
  • Something Something Reality - Best AR or VR game.
  • Army of One - Best game created by a solo developer. 

Winners of these special category prizes will be rewarded with:

  • a 1-year Houdini Indie license from SideFX
  • a 6-month 8K Freelancer subscription to Quixel Megascans (which includes access to Quixel Mixer and Quixel Bridge), and a perpetual Quixel Suite 2 license from Quixel
  • all current asset packs from PolyPixel
  • the FPS Game Starter Kit from SB
  • a one-year membership to the IGDA
  • a featured playthrough on the September 13th Unreal Engine livestream
  • an Unreal Engine swag pack per team member, including a Summer #ue4jam t-shirt

ALLAR DALLAR AWARD

The "Allar Dallar" category award will go to the game that both Allar and his community of twitch viewers were entertained by the most This doesn't mean the "best" game or most fun, but simply the most entertaining. All game jam entries will be streamed via http://twitch.tv/awesomeallar beginning upon the close of submissions - August 21 at 3pm EDT. Each winning member of this category will receive 4000 Dallar from Dallar.org

Happy developing, and good luck! 

Theme Announce Countdown 

Deadline Countdown 

Streaming your work on Twitch? Let us know so we can follow along! 

Are you on Twitter? Show off your work using the #ue4jam hashtag! 

Helpful Links for Jamming! Official Sites 

Youtube 

Tutorials and Guides 

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