This is my first time in participating on a game jam! I'm getting excited. Though I'm a bit worried about the 10 days duration as I will be working solo. Hahaha! I hope I can make a good game.
Cool to see a lot of first-timers, myself included. I'm still working on my first game, but just saw info about the jam couple of days ago and figured out that it's worth a try even if a game I make for this will suck big time.
About the 10 days limit, I agree that's quite a lot of time compared to some other jams, but it's also worth keeping in mind that people go to work/school/whatever so like for me it's effectively going to be a lot less time, in terms of hours spent on the project it's closer to like a 2 day jam. And I guess that if you've never done it before the time constraints can be intimidating.
Let's all just have some fun.
I'm a student too and probably have only about 4 hours free in a day. With that, I need to make the game engine, the game logic, the game loaders and everything else from scratch since I'm planning on making it with pure coding (Python and PyGame). Currently, I'm testing some possible game engine structures at the moment and choosing from them. I'll then fine tune them when the jam starts. That's not against the rules is it? ^_^