This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-11-03 05:00:00 to 2017-11-10 06:59:59. View 5 entries

Accessajam is a weeklong accessibility themed game jam that will take place between November 3 and November 9, 2017! All entries must both include an accessibility feature and be based on the theme Meet The Neighbors!  A week after the close of the jam, all games will be played live on stream with commentary by judges and guests.  Winners will be announced on stream 11/25.

Join us on Discord!  https://discord.gg/6XudZ3D

Joining a team

You can participate solo, participate with people you already know, or find teammates on our Discord https://discord.gg/6XudZ3D in the #matchmaking channel or on https://crowdforge.io/jams/accessajam !

Rules

  • Don't use other people's copyrighted material
  • Don't start before the start date
  • Entries that include hate speech, harassment, or other forms of malicious content will be disqualified. Use your best judgment; if you aren't sure if what you're planning is OK, ask an organizer

Categories and Judging

  • Best of Jam
  • Best Art
  • Best Audio
  • Best Story
  • Best implementation of theme

Judges: Xibanya, John Warren, Marben, SnowSchu, and others TBA.  Each judge will have a block of entries to play and will nominate games from their block for consideration in the categories. All judges will play all nominees and then come to a consensus on the winners. Judging brackets to be announced after close of submissions.

Prizes will be neat buttons and magnets made by SnowSchu with the winning games' art!

Contact @TeamDogpit or info@teamdogpit.com

FAQ

Q: What is a game jam? 
A: A game jam is a competitive event in which individuals or teams try to create a game in a short window of time!

Q: What accessibility feature do I have to include?
A: 
Whatever feels most significant or interesting to you.  You can also include more than one.

Q: What are some accessibility features that could make someone's gaming experience better? 
A: Have a look at this site for ideas! http://gameaccessibilityguidelines.com/

Q: I've never made a game before, can I enter?
A: Yes

Q: I'm not very good at making games, should I enter?
A: Yes

Q: Can I use Gamemaker, Unity, Unreal, my own boilerplate, and/or my own engine?
A: Yes

Q: Can I take a game I have already made and modify it to fit the theme?
A: No

Q: What time zone determines the start and end dates?
A: Central Standard Time (CST, GMT - 6) 

Q: Can I join the jam after it has already started?
A: Yes, you can join at any time. You just have to submit a game before the deadline. 

Q: Can I work with a team?
A: Yes

Q: Can I be a member of more than one team?
A: Yes

Q: Can I use open source assets, unity store assets, or other assets that are available to the general public?
A: Yes

Q: What happens if I don't finish my game in time?
A: Your game won't be judged and won't be played on the livestream. I still encourage you to finish on your own time though.

Q: Can I update my game after the end of the jam?
A: Yes but judging will be based on the copy that was submitted by the deadline.

Q: If a game wins and it was made by multiple people, who gets the prize?
A: The person who submitted the game, who can then distribute as they see fit.

Games submitted(5)

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Short VN about immortality, memory, guilt, and lying
Simulation
Made for Accessa Jam 2017
Action
It's the apocalypse and you need to give the news!
Action
Solve the mystery!
Rpg
accessibilty
Puzzle