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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.
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.
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 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.
Chat with other jammers over at the Unreal Engine Summer #ue4jam forum thread.
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'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, 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:
>> 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.
All Finalists will receive:
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.
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:
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!
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