Welcome to the Godot Wild Jam which starts the second weekend of every month.
Whether you're a person who likes to go wild, a casual game developer, Godot fan, or you just stumbled upon the engine recently and would like to have a go at it, then this is the event for you.
Interested in using the Godot Wild Jam logo in your game as a splash screen? Go to this Google Drive and download: Godot Wild Jam Logo.
Members of the Discord channel will be able to submit theme ideas to our #theme-vote channel. The channel will be unlocked for three days.
The organizers, will discuss and decide the actual theme. They will pick one from the suggested themes from the Discord.
NOTE: For the Flattery card, this does not mean heckling/harassing the player. It could mean providing a challenging in-game moment combined with supportive feedback. The player could be doing great but may not be aware of it, depending on what's revealed to the player and their understanding of the game's elements. Again, this is not heckling the player.
Wildcards are an optional limitation to add a unique challenge in addition to the theme. Pick one or pick all. It's up to you. Wildcards are revealed at the same time as the theme, and there are always only 3. Ignoring wildcards completely will not incur a deduction in judging.
Please include the wildcard that you used in your splash screen, main menu, in-game, or credits screen to let us know which one you used. We recommend placing it on the splash/main menu screen or scaling the graphic down and placing it in a visible but unobtrusive way. All wildcard images will be available in the google drive via the folder path Wildcards -> GWJ #
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the jam?
The jam always starts on the second Friday of the month.
Do I have to do everything myself?
Not at all! If you want to use public domain art/sounds or the like, that's entirely fine. And we encourage jammers to team up, too!
Can I use stuff I've already made?
To an extent. The spirit of the jam is that you make something new, not rejig an existing game to fit the criteria.
Can I update the game during the voting period?
No, unless it is a severely game breaking bug. If this is the case, please contact the organizers on Discord. They will review on a case by case basis. Please playtest your game both in engine and as an export on your itch.io game page!
This is to the Godot Documentation for Exporting Your Project. Otherwise, we won't be able to download and play your game!! The docs are your friend. <3
Members of the community and public will be judging games on the following:
> Theme: How well does the game adhere to the chosen theme?
> Fun: Was it fun? Enjoyable?
> Controls: How smooth is the game? Are the controls clunky or intuitive?
> Graphics: Does the game look good? Does the art style fit the type of game? Is the pixel art charming?
> Audio: How is the music? Does it fit? What about the sound effects?
> Originality: Were you pleasantly surprised by some game mechanic or design in the game?
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