This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-05-19 19:00:00 to 2023-05-21 19:00:00. View 11 entries
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We are once again inviting game creators from around the world to make games that explore solutions to address a rapidly changing planet. Together we can make a difference!
Join us on Discord! –This year's jam will take place on the IndieCade Discord server. There will be mentors there to help with your creations and have resources available for you to use during the jam and beyond. It is also an easy way to ask questions, chat and meet other jammers. If you haven't yet, be sure to say hi in the #jam-lounge channel. We have a #jam-team-making channel where you can offer your services to others who are working on the jam or if you are a team looking for someone with specific skills, and many other channels dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible.
"If you are new to the IndieCade Discord server:
You can also enter in the command !climate in any channel and be given the Climate Jammer server role!
For first-time jammers, we've assembled a list of resources to help you get started as well as inspiring words from our Climate Jam Mentors. And don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have in the discord!
Be sure to check out the Environmental Game Design Playbook from the IGDA Climate SIG. They are looking for jammers to use it and give feedback on it.
Mentors interested in supporting the jam either with games or wildlife trafficking expertise can sign up on this form.
We are planning to do a Twitch stream following the jam on the IndieCade Twitch channel featuring all of the games made at the jam, If you would like your game to be a part of the final presentation please create a video of 3 minutes or less including gameplay footage/narration/stories about the process of creating the game, whatever you feel you want to share about the game, your team and your experience and include the video in your itch.io submission or a link to it on YouTube. Your video should include the game name, team name (if you have one) and any identifying information about your team members that you wish to include (names, roles, etc.). We will give you a warning in advance of the stream going live so you can watch and promote it to your friends and followers.
Interested in play testing? Just let us know on Discord and we will post some options.
Read the full article this list was originally published in and learn more about the issue https://www.ecowatch.com/wildlife-trafficking-facts.html
Following the jam, we will be giving Acknowledgments and Awards - including media promotion and inclusion at an IndieCade event.
Games are due on Sunday, May 21 at 12pm PDT!
Award Eligibility Must be 13 or over. Must be submitted by the due date and hour (12:00 PM PDT 21 May 2023) Must be completed to the point of running as a prototype. Must represent original work ( plagiarism and/or forgery will be disqualified) All assets used in the project must belong to the creators or be used under an appropriate license.
Award Selection Criteria Entries will be reviewed by a review jury of not more than a dozen members on a simple point system. Games must address one of the theme topics.
Participants will be tasked with creating a game between 5/19/2023 and 5/21/2023, in whatever format they choose, while using the themes as guidance. Form a team with others or work solo - you decide!
The jam is open to people of all skill levels, newcomers are always welcome, and we will ensure that everyone finds a team to join that fits your skills and interests. Experienced mentors will be available on Discord throughout the event to help answer questions about game development tools, engines, and principles along with public health experts who will be available to answer your scientific questions.
Use of pre-made code/assets is allowed as long as they are credited to the proper source.
Please create and upload a 1-3 minute gameplay video to YouTube by the submission deadline to be included in the final presentations on May 21. 1920x1080, 30 or 60 fps preferred. By submitting a video you agree to let us use footage from the video for a jam highlight reel.
Can't join us in May? Need more time to work on your idea? Want a second go at the theme? Join our month long Greenlight Jam, starting June 16th, and work step-by-step towards a polished, releasable project.
Learn more and join: https://itch.io/jam/greenlight-jam
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