This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-05-14 23:00:00 to 2021-06-12 05:00:00. View 21 entries
This is a relaxed, beginner friendly jam with the goal of making a game in the spirit of a classic video game. You can extend the game, improve it or transform it into something completely new and unexpected.
All games must be made using DragonRuby Game Toolkit. Free, full licenses have been generously provided. You can claim your copy of DragonRuby here http://classicsjam.dragonruby.org. This offer will be available for the first two weeks of the jam.
The classic game chosen for this jam is Gauntlet! We made a sample game that you can use as a starting point (or you can start from scratch if you prefer). We want you to use Gauntlet as your inspiration rather than simply clone the game. How far you go with it is entirely up to you, as long as it has something of the spirit of the original game.
DragonRuby creator Amir Rajan made a very simple sample game that boils Gauntlet down to its essentials. You can use this sample to get started with your own Gauntlet inspired game.
To use the sample:
The jam runs for 3 weeks with an extra weekend thrown in for good measure.
DragonRuby is a 2D game engine that’s super easy to get to grips with but powerful enough to make professional strength games. It uses the Ruby programming language and it can build games for Windows, Mac, Linux, consoles and phones!
Q: Can my game be NSFW?
A: This jam is open to people of all ages. Please do not include pornographic images or scenes of extreme violence in the preview for your game or the game's page. If your game includes themes that are not appropriate for all audiences, please make sure that it is clearly and strongly signalled.
Q: Can I use images and sounds from Gauntlet to make my game?
A: Absolutely not. Unless you hold the copyright to the game (and you probably don’t), you cannot use them. Games that break this rule will be removed from the submissions.
Q: Can I use image and sound assets I found on the internet?
A: If you have a legal right to use them (for example, if you legally purchased the assets or the author has licensed them for free use). Please do not assume that assets are free to use. If in doubt, check with the author. Depending on the license type, you may also need to credit the author.
Q: Can I work with a team?
Q: I don't like coding but I'm good with graphics, sound, writing or some other valuable skill. Can I join?
A: Absolutely. Come to the Discord and ask if anyone wants to team up. The same goes for coders who want to team up with other creative types.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of games I can submit?
A: No. You can submit as many games as you like.
Q: I started/finished my game before the jam started. Can I submit it?
A: Yes! As long as it matches the theme and is made in DragonRuby you're welcome to submit it.
Q: What if I've never made a game before?
A: This is a beginner-friendly jam. The sample game is designed to be used as an easy starting point for everyone, regardless of their experience.
This jam is organised by members of the DragonRuby community.
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