Finally Finish Something is a new year's resolution game jam, running for the whole of January. It's designed to help you finally finish a project you've been working on or thinking about for a long time, and the rules are very relaxed. This is the 5th annual Finally Finish Something, following on from the original in 2017, and the follow ups in 2018, 2019 & 2020. People seemed to like the idea of some motivation to finish their games off, and the small community has been positive and helpful in both previous jams. If you want to know more, read the extended description below, or say hello on the community tab.
Anyone who has been trying to make games for even a few months will have a project like this - a game you just can't seem to get over the finish line. Maybe you're stuck on that one stubborn programming issue? It could be you've got 75% of the idea but can't bring it all together? Have you practically finished a game and you're waiting for a reason to share it? Perhaps you go back to this project every 6 months, realise how much better you could make it and start again from scratch? You may even be new to game dev, and you need a reason to finish that very first game!
Did you just miss out on submitting a Ludum Dare game? This jam is a great place to finish and submit another jam game that you couldn't get done for the original deadline.
Whatever the reason, the Finally Finish Something jam is here to help you. The jam will run throughout January 2021, giving the whole first month of the New Year to get this thing done. Get your year off to a great start, tick something big off your to do list and make a great game! Use the hashtag #FFSjam on Twitter to share your progress.
Rules This jam is all about giving you a reason to finish those stubborn projects, so the rules are very relaxed:
There's only 1 thing that's not really in the spirit of the jam - submitting a fully completed game. If you finished a long-running game in December, then that's OK , but if you completed something 6 months ago and just want to use this as promotion, then that's not really why we're here. Ultimately we probably won't stop you, we're not going to spoil things by enforcing rules. If you can still look yourself in the mirror and sleep at night then go for it!
Questions! If you have any questions feel free to ask on the community tab of the game jam, we'll do our best to answer them. Some common questions might be: