This jam is all about mostly unexplored 2D game engines, the Lua programming language, and maybe some Eastern European mood. GamesJam.org has traditionally catered to a mainly Russian-speaking segment of the Internet, but we feel everyone wins with more diversity.
Lua is the language of choice, so pick up either the Defold or Corona engine.
We know that mastering new tools takes time, so this jam is a whopping two months long.
The Theme for Ludum Dare 39 and CoronaDefoldJam is:
We'll have 2 main categories of winners at #CoronaDefoldJam:
We’d love this “befriend everybody and love Lua” initiative to be memorable, so Corona, Defold, DevGAMM and potentially someone else have contributed some fantastic items to give away to the jammers. Here is what we have so far and are looking for more:
The winners are announced on October 17th as the jam is over and the public voting at itch.io has been finished.
Note: Some items, in particular physical items require you to be present at DevGAMM event in Minsk for the awards ceremony. The travel/lodging expenses are on you, but DevGAMM tickets and the expo space are provided.
The top 3 projects of the Community Choice Awards are available to anybody on this planet and currently include Steam or itch.io credits and Esoteric Software Spine licenses.
If you love our friendly non-profit initiative and want to support us, feel free to donate extra prizes for jammers. You’re very welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org
DevGAMM in Minsk, Belarus (November 16-17) is a fun place to get together for a group selfie after the jam
We’re befriending the Russian and the international community, two somewhat rival game engines, and highlighting Lua as a programming language for game development. Our goal is to bring everyone together with an opportunity to showcase their greatness. This is a lofty goal which we’re attempting to reach, so please bear with us! We’re determined to do our best to run a great jam!
We suspect you’re new to both Corona and Defold. Here are the pitches for both of them. Choose one and head to the getting started page.
The Defold (https://www.defold.com/defold/) is a 2D-focused game engine crafted at King for those who care about rapid iterations and the fastest possible runtime performance.
Corona is a cross-platform framework ideal for rapidly creating apps and games. With its rich APIs, vast selection of plugins, Live Builds feature, and friendly community, Corona is not only an engine but an entire ecosystem for mobile and desktop games.
Any questions, comments, or wishes? We’re here to help!
If you think this is cool and want to support us, throw in some extra prizes for jammers, or give something away, you’re very welcome to email Oleg.
Good luck, and let's make some great games! :)
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