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Ho ho hello, Bitsy friends! Emma Daues  is here to host the 3rd annual Bitsy Community Winter Holiday Event! It has been so fun to do this the past two years so I'm excited to do it once again! Let's give the gift of Bitsy! ๐ŸŽ‰

Like previous years, this is an event hosted through the Bitsy Discord (Bitscord) where members of the Bitsy community make Bitsy games for each other in the style of a Secret Santa gift exchange. This jam page will stay unlisted & only accessible through the Bitscord until the gift exchange has ended.

Hey, dude, what's a 'Secret Santa'?

A Secret Santa is a gift-giving exchange where everyone who participates is given the name of another participant, usually chosen at random. You then secretly get a gift for them (usually involving espionage missions where you have to surreptitiously find out what your person likes without giving yourself away), and then at a later date, everyone exchanges presents, revealing who got gifts for who! In this case, we'll all be giving each other Bitsy games!

Okay, so how will this work?

First, to participate, you will need to sign up using this sheet right here. Please fill in all information to the best of your ability! You have until MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH to sign up for the event!

On TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, you will receive the name of your Secret Santee, the person you will be making a Bitsy for. Then you can start working on your Bitsy game!

Submissions on this jam page will open on DECEMBER 25TH, and end on JANUARY 1ST. Once your gift is done, be sure to submit it here! Then, alert your Santee that there's a Bitsy gift for them to play!

Cool, can we have a bit more rules?

  • The person you're assigned to will give you 1-3 one-word prompts to use as a starting-point for inspiration when making your Bitsy game. Incorporate these prompts however you see fit!
  • On December 1st, All participants will be assigned to one of either two teams: Team Red and Team Green. Your Santee will be guaranteed to be on a different team from you, so you can use your team members as a resource for feedback, playtesting, and secret-keeping. There will be a designated channel in the Bitsy Discord for each team to chat. Chatting with your team is of course totally optional, but hopefully it can enrich your Santa experience!
  • Your Bitsy game can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it, but I suggest making it with at least 1 minute of play time so that everyone has a little bit of Bitsy to appreciate!
  • Hacks? No Hacks? Go for it!!!!
  • Please do your best to make something nice for your assigned person! But of course, I know things happen, so if you have to bail out for any reason whatsoever, please please PLEASE let us know as early as you can so we can make arrangements accordingly. You can also sign up on the Sign-Up Sheet just to be a backup, and make a game only if someone has to bail.
  • This goes without saying, but don't be mean or hateful in your games! And steer clear of more sensitive topics unless you know 100% for sure that your Santee is okay with that!!! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Have fun, now dash away, dash away, dash away all!  ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ›ท๐Ÿ’จ

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A Bitsy Secret Santa Game For Jodediah Holems
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snow in all directions
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happy holigays
Interactive Fiction
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sometimes volleyball can take you places
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Ride-along with Santa as he delivers presents to the Lone Star State
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a tragedy of grand scale
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a new year's blessing from a goofy tween
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A secret santa gift for Onion
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A game about mountains, resource management, and helping people.
Adventure
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A cry for help in the void of space
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come chill with some ghosts
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A present for the Bitsy Secret Santa 2020
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Help ratty find christmas food - but watch out for catty!
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You escape your barrel on a boat heading down the River Styx. Can you get away?
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traditions are peer pressure from dead people.
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a secret santa bitsy about sweating too much.
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follow yappy as she barks at the moon... and more?
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classic rat adventures
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Can you help a cat out?
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a bitsy secret santa for the lovely rumpel
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for the bitsy secret santa!
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bitsy secretsanta
Simulation
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A story about cats, magic & cups
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Weird Christmas, am I right?
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Sea Green is totally alone in space, and she like, loves it, of course!
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some words about pills and mental illness
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