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...Which, if we're being honest, is just a fancy way of saying: Cosmic Horror.
Welcome to the third annual HAWKTOBER Game Jam, hosted by HawkZombie (through UAP)! For the theme this year, I've decided on something a little more...out there. The great thing about this theme? It does NOT have to be science fiction! Fantasy and modern-day settings are both welcome and encouraged.
This is more about the strange unknown. Creatures or beings of cosmic levels that humans can scarcely understand or comprehend. Their motives are beyond us, and they exist on another plane far beyond the puny mortals that scuttle about beneath them. Or perhaps it is some extraterrestrial entity that crash lands onto the planet; it's only thought is survival and procreation. Maybe a cult seeks to raise a dark god from its slumber, and even they cannot fathom what it truly is.
The theme can be loosely interpreted, but the main core of it should be something originating from or of the cosmos/universe. Lovecraftian mythos, creatures like The Thing...hell, even angels and demons (Hellraiser, anyone?) are all fair game for this theme. Just make sure your game clearly has something grander and beyond what mere mortals are capable of.
Honestly, this is exactly why I picked this theme. There's nothing more unsettling than the unknown. And the unknown from space? That's fear ramped to eleven.
So good luck, and no matter what: always look to the skies. You never know when they'll arrive.
All submissions will both be open to public voting AND will be judged by a panel of judges including myself. If any entry does not run after the submission period has ended, it will be disqualified.
For a full explanation of these criteria, please view this Google Doc for the same information the judges will receive.
This year we have an amazing $428 CAD prize pool! Prize money will be paid through a direct person-to-person transfer through PayPal. In the event of a tie (identical final scores) the winner will be decided by whichever game has a higher rating in The Theme category. If both are still identical, then the winner will be decided by coin toss.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT PLACE MORE THAN ONCE. IE: You cannot win Judge's Choice AND People's Choice.
If more prizes are added or donated, they will be added to this list up to the final submission time.
Should a winner be unable or unwilling to accept their prizes, an alternate winner (at HawkZombie's discretion) will be chosen.
The Game Jam will run from 10am September 27th, to 11:59pm October 25th MDT.
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