This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-03-18 00:00:00 to 2020-04-01 00:00:00. View results
GDL - Isolation Jam
Welcome to the 30th GDL Game Jam!
Well people are stuck inside under quarantine and need something productive to do. By request we are hosting a 2 week jam themed around Isolation!
Thanks to everyone who gets involved with our jams, we love seeing the stuff you create and are so happy to be encouraging developers to just make something exist. One of the hardest parts of Game Developing is just making something, Putting it out there for all the world to see, it can be so daunting, But remember developing games is a skill just like any other, It can be learned, It can be repeated and you will improve over time.
The fastest way to improve is to train! Make something every chance you get and that's where these game jams come in. The purpose of the GDL Game Jams are not about the prizes, I put those up just to create an extra incentive for those who need that extra push, The point is just to get you making something. Dreaming up an idea, Putting those ideas into actionable steps and following through. Only by first creating something, can we then make a hypothesis on how to improve it and take steps to implement those improvements. So what are you waiting for? Register for the Game Jam and start improving your skills.
Connection + Isolation! Pick 1 as your theme and 1 as your mechanic!
So if connection is your theme, Isolation is your mechanic.
Maybe you make a game about 2 people trying to connect with each other, However both of you are isolated. Or vice versa. Use your imagination and creativity and do your best.
Now I don't like to make these jams about the prizes as i think you are a winner just for getting involved and making something. However sometimes we need that little extra push, So I am glad to provide some small prizes to the winners if it helps to motivate you.
Top 3 places will be rewarded with awesome special roles in the Discord Server!
As well as: If there are more than 10 Submissions Prizes are:
If we get more than 20 submissions, I'll double the prizes!!!
If we have any issues with steam gift cards we can work something out for you!
Steam has introduced a 3 day waiting period on sending gift cards to friends, So the winners will need to friend me on steam and after 3 days i can send them their prize!
Depending which engine you are using you can find help in GDL:
And for all your gamejam discussions head to => #gamejam-chat
type !gamejam register anywhere in the discord server to register for gamejam notifications.
You will receive pms from the server bot when i send out messages :)
When the GameJam starts, Tiny Rick (The discord server bot) will change his message to let people know the theme, and i will update the details on the Itch page (Here). I will also try to update the twitter but it's also best to hang out in the discord and get tiny ricks message.
All submissions will be posted to Itch and open to public vote and the top 3 || 4 will be chosen.