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Welcome to the (UNOFFICIAL) Game Grumps Game Jam, or Grump Jam for short.

Join our discord!

WHAT IS THIS: Make a game inspired by the Game Grumps YouTube Channel in a week.

THE THEME: <<TBD ON DISCORD>>

If you're looking for more inspiration I would suggest looking at Game Grumps Animateds or compilations.

THE RULES:

  • don't be a dick
  • make a game in a week I guess

FAQ:

HOW LONG IS THE JAM?: 1 week.

WHEN DOES IT START?: Scroll up.

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE A GAME HELP?: Neither does the guy who made One Day For Ched but that didn’t stop him. The barrier for entry to make games is lower than ever, if you know even a little bit about programming I’d recommend checking out 

  • Unity - 3D/2D - super popular (read: good tutorials and errors are super google-able)
  • Godot - 3D/2D - an open source game engine comparable to Unity which lets you use either GodotScript (based on Python) or C#
  • GameMaker - 2D - easy to pick up, it's also what Undertale was made in
  • SuperpowersHTML5 - 3D/2D - Browser-base collaborative game maker with google-docs style collaboration tools
  • LOVE2D - 2D - LUA game engine that gives you graphics, sound, and a game loop and nothing else.
  • Ren'Py - Python based Visual Novel creator, it's also what Doki Doki Literature Club was made in.

If you don’t know how to program you should check out 

  • Twine - Visual Novel making tool, great for writers who don't know how to program
  • RPG Maker - Fairly easy to learn but it's only good for one particular genre of game

CAN I WORK WITH A TEAM: Hell yeah! You can work on a team of any size, including a size of one!

CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A TEAM?: Hell yeah! Join our discord and ask around. However I recommend dragging inviting your friends to participate with you! 

CAN I MAKE A TABLE-TOP GAME?: Hell yeah! I’m not quite sure how that would work in terms of uploading your game but we'll make it work!

WILL THE GRUMPS PLAY THE GAMES?: Probably not.

WHAT ENGINES/TOOLS CAN I USE?: Whatever you want! It’s about having fun and making stuff. Use whatever you’re most comfortable with.

CAN I USE ASSETS I’VE ALREADY MADE?: Hell yeah! You can use anything you have the rights to use. Stealing other people’s art isn’t cool, dude. 

CAN I USE CODE I ALREADY WROTE?: Hell yeah....ish! Utility libraries and custom game engines are totally fair game. This is super subjective so use your best judgement.  

WHAT'S THE PRIZE FOR WINNING?: The real prize was the games we made along the way.