This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-10-13 10:00:00 to 2018-10-20 10:00:00. View results
And the theme of the first ever BTP game jam is.... GAME DEVELOPMENT ! Make a game about creating games ! Or a game that allows players to build their own little game ! Or a shooter where you blast away at programming bugs ! An experience illustrating your game dev struggles ! An RPG where the party is composed of game developers... or a love letter to what inspired you to start making games in the first place ! It can be loads of things ! Just remember that game development is about having fun, so make sure you MAKE something YOU find fun and enjoyable to create ! That's the most important ! Alright best of luck !
Welcome to the first ever Blackthornprod game jam !
During this event developers will be challenged to create a game in 1 WEEK based on a certain THEME (which will be revealed when the jam starts on this page).
This game jam is RANKED, meaning that the game you make will be rated by me and the other developers having made a game during the jam.
Blackthornprod is a Youtube channel filled with game dev tutorials, behind the scenes and devlogs ! The TOP 10 games of this jam will be featured in a video on my channel where I'll review them and give in depth feedback !
The developers having made the 3 best games of the jam will be granted a special DISCORD ROLE inside the BTP discord server!
But most importantly, you'll have brought a game to life, expanded your portofolio and improved your game creation skills !
Games featuring mature / sensitive content should have some warning in the description or when the game first loads up.
You can make the game alone or in a team (as many people as you like, just remember that the more team members there are, the harder it can be to get organized, 2 /4 people is best :) ).
It would be great if everything was made from scratch by YOU and your team mates during the event ! But if f you DO use music, art or scripts made by someone else make sure to state that in your game's description / credits page !
Submissions must be digital games. You can build it for any platform you like, preferably WEB, WINDOWS, LINUX and MAC :) . You can use whatever tools and game engine you like to make your game !
Games will be rated based on the following criteria :
OVERALL : after having played the game, how do you feel ? Would you play it again ? What is your overall impression of the game's quality?
THEME : how well did the game respect the theme of the jam ?
VISUALS : is the game pleasing to the eye ? Does it have a unique, interesting art style ? Are the animations smooth and appealing ?
INNOVATION : did this game do something new and interesting ? Was there a unique mechanic ? Was the story original ?
THE EXPERIENCE : did you have LOADS of fun ? Or was the game emotional and epic ? How invested and engaged did you feel ? Did you play only a couple minutes or stay immersed for longer ?
SOUNDS AND MUSIC : did the game have a unique and beautiful soundtrack ? Were the sound effects juicy and fun ?
To connect with the Blackthornprod community, talk about anything game creation related and form teams make sure to join the BTP DISCORD SERVER :) !
If you want to learn how to make games with Unity, draw and animate or simply get inspired also have a look at the BTP Youtube channel!