Enter the (Multi-User) Dungeon is a game jam by The MUD Coders Guild for the graphic-averse. At Enter the (Multi-User) Dungeon, you will build an open source text-based multiplayer game and rate other creators’ games. As text-based game enthusiasts, we wanted to host a game jam that promotes this not-dead-yet genre in a fun and engaging way.
Enter the (Multi-User) Dungeon will be a month-long game jam running from April 15, 2018 to May 15, 2018.
The theme of the Enter the (Multi-User) Dungeon Game Jam is: Procedural.
In computing, procedural generation is a method of creating data algorithmically as opposed to manually […] In video games, it is used to automatically create large amounts of content in a game.
Procedural generation is a wildly popular method for creating vast and deep video game worlds, but it is a process that has been relatively underutilized in traditional text-based game development. With that in mind, make a game that takes advantage of procedural generation in some way; whether that means you are generating something as simple as room names or as wild as your entire world is up to you.
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The top three games will be selected based on the community voting criteria above.
Each winner will receive a free digital copy of MMOs from the Inside Out by Richard Bartle, the godfather of MUDs himself. In addition, the first place winner will receive a free Fire 7 Tablet with which to read it on.
Additionally all three top winners (1,2,3) will receive a full access key for the Humble Book Bundle: Game Studies and there will be two additional esoteric category winners (who can not come from the top three) whom will also receive similar keys.
Those categories will be Most Procedural and Esoteric Magnificum, the latter of which more-or-less translates to the best use of absurdist situational humor.