Submissions open from 2019-01-01 08:00:00 to 2019-02-01 07:59:59
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Grab a buddy. Make a game!

Theme (optional): Coastal

Discord - Find people to collaborate with on Discord.

Reddit - Find people to collaborate with on reddit.

Purpose

Experienced jammers have the opportunity to share their knowledge, and lead new people into game development - in the form of a collaborative game jam!

Inexperienced jammers & first timers have the opportunity to learn, and receive guidance and mentor-ship.

Don't know how to code? GREAT!

Buddy Jam is a sharing of knowledge and experience - and a demystifying of the game development process.

There are so many creative people, artists, musicians, storytellers, voice actors etc.. who may dream about making games.

But it can be intimidating to get started!

Your 'Buddy' could be:

  • Neice or Nephew
  • Son or Daughter
  • Husband / Wife / Partner / SO
  • A Friend!
  • A Stranger!
  • Your Father or Mother!

This can be an opportunity to bond with your Buddy.

At the end of the jam, people both new and old to game development will have a tangible, playable, game that they can point to and say "I made that!" or rather "We made that!"

This jam is a chance to share the love, joy, magic, excitement, frustration, creativity, and labor of game development.

  • Follow all laws and licenses
  • Don't start before the jam start date
  • Be excellent to each other

Buddy jam is not limited to duos, teams are allowed. It’s also not limited to first timers either. “Experience” is on a spectrum; your buddy/buddies might be artists or musicians without coding knowledge; that’s fine.

The intention of Buddy jam is to make something possible for people, that would not be possible by themselves

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History

Buddy Jam started as Kinder Jam

Inspired by:

  • Hanging out with my uncle and watching him code away on his projects when I was a kid.
  • Making games with my older brother when I was new to game development.
  • Indie Game the Movie; Specifically the game development relationship between Phil Fish and his Father.