Make an LCD-style game that follows the theme announced at the start of the jam.
YOUR JAM THEME IS: Cutting Edge
About LCD Games: you can read up on the topic here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handheld_electronic_game and check out the emulated handhelds at https://archive.org/details/handheldhistory
Jam dates: Jam theme will be announced at midnight, September 13. The planning period begins on September 13th at midnight and ends 11:59 PM on September 27th. The development period begins September 28th at midnight and ends at 11:59 PM on October 13th. All times CST (GMT - 6)
Jam format: This jam is in the style of the old Something Awful Game Developers Challenges of yore and has a planning period and development period. The theme will be announced at the start of the planning period. You may form teams, create plans, set up repos, etc, at this time but may not begin development (ie, creating code, assets, etc) until the beginning of the development period. You may submit your game at any point during the development period, but no submissions will be accepted after the deadline.
Joining a team Participants are strongly encouraged to team up with other entrants! Find people who complement your strengths! Looking for teammates? Come say hi in the Dogpit Discord! We also encourage you to say hi in the discord regardless and meet other chill gamedevs, artists, game audio people, voice actors, and other neat folks!
Categories and Judging
Judges are TBA. Judges will play all submissions and then come to a consensus on the winners. Judging brackets to be announced after close of submissions.
Jam Stream: All entries will be played live on stream with commentary by judges. Livestream dates will be announced after the close of submissions.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS
General Jam Rules
Q: I've never made a game before, can I enter? A: Yes
Q: I'm not very good at making games, should I enter? A: Yes
Q: Can I use Gamemaker, Unity, Unreal, my own boilerplate, and/or my own engine? A: Yes
Q: Can I reuse my own code from prior projects? A: Yes, though if you do so it would be sporting to open source that code and link it in the community Discord server so that anyone could use it if they wanted to.
Q: Can I take a game I have already made and modify it to fit the theme? A: No
Q: What time zone determines the start and end dates? A: Central Standard Time (CST, GMT - 6)
Q: Can I join the jam after it has already started? A: Yes, you can join at any time. You just have to submit a game before the deadline.
Q: Can I work with a team? A: Yes
Q: Can I be a member of more than one team? A: Yes
Q: Is there a limit to the number of people that can be on the same team? A: No
Q: Can I submit more than one game? A: Yes
Q: Can I use open source assets, unity store assets, or other assets that are available to the general public? A: Yes
Q: What happens if I don't submit my game in time? A: Your game won't be judged and won't be played on the livestream. I still encourage you to keep working on the game on your own time though.
Q: Can I update my game after the end of the jam? A: Yes but judging will be based on the copy that was submitted by the deadline.