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 !
Categories and Judging
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!
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?
Q: I'm not very good at making games, should I enter?
Q: Can I use Gamemaker, Unity, Unreal, my own boilerplate, and/or my own engine?
Q: Can I take a game I have already made and modify it to fit the theme?
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?
Q: Can I be a member of more than one team?
Q: Can I use open source assets, unity store assets, or other assets that are available to the general public?
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.
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