This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-12-11 00:00:00 to 2021-12-18 07:59:00. View results
Design Buddies' 2nd game jam is a free, open-to-the-public event, where designers and game enthusiasts gather for a 1-week game making event! We hope to strengthen our community by providing a place and time for people to get inspired and focus on creating a game they can potentially add to a portfolio. The jam will have a kickoff day and a closing/demo day where participants can show off what they've built and win some cool prizes! The prompt will be presented during the kick-off and participants can either pair up or fly solo. #DBgamejam
Reward: 2 $40 steam gift cards + Special tag: "Game Jam Winner" on our Discord server. A Social media template with game cover, also shared on DB socials
Steam gift card goes to:
Honorary: Fun to play, Best art, Most Inclusive, Surprise!
Event is from Dec 10-21
Everyone! Feel free to find people to work with or jam on your own.
Any platform you feel comfortable using as long as the game can run on Windows (without the need to install other programs), Mac IOS, or browsers to itch.io. You can support other platforms too if you'd like (Linux). No Super Mario Maker levels, Dreams (PS4) games, or games that require an emulator to run. If you do want to make a physical game, you will need to upload a video on how to play it, or any other material that can help us understand what the game is all about.
To ensure people and judges can get a sense of what your game is about and they can't play it we may require jammers to upload a video and .txt submission along with other files.
No, you can work either solo or with a team! Max of 5 people per team. Find a team via our networking sheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Xplh1XCjwxnSqoPQm4mBxRR2ms2JW7T6d-3IXMqA...
Any assets that you have made, purchased, or downloaded with proper licensing.
Yes! Please join the Design Buddies server. A channel for the game jam is open for you to use. You'll be able to talk to other jammers to get brainstorm, form teams, and get feedback or help. Make sure to contact one of the admins to grant you access to the channel.
Games submitted to the Design Buddies Jam must not contain nudity or strong language or visuals (must be SFW). You may make and submit a VR game but with the understanding that few people will have the hardware to judge or play your game. You will also need to follow Discord community guidelines. You may make and submit a physical game but with the understanding that people won't be able to play or judge your game beyond what you submit.
Anything you make during the Design Buddies Game Jam is your property. Design Buddies claims no rights or ownership of your game. Any game submitted to the Design Buddies Game Jam may show up in Design Buddies' social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn).
How long should the video submission be?
1-3 mins! Example: https://youtu.be/RGeAkU2wu4o?t=376
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