Χαίρετε! The Greek MytholoJam is an invitation to make something interactive inspired by Ancient Greece!
|➞ Themes:||➞ Notes:|
|Ancient Greece » For our purposes, anywhere from Bronze Age Minoan civilization to the end of the Hellenistic period is fair game.|
History, mythology, and culture » Entries don't have to focus specifically
on mythology, but because ancient myth is so iconic and interwoven with many aspects of ancient history and culture, it seemed like a fitting enough name. That said, you can look to any source you'd like for inspiration — not just mythology! This jam is an opportunity to explore lesser known aspects of Greek history as well as familiar ones. For resources, tips, and ideas, check out this thread!
Interactivity » Make something interactive! Your entry may be in any format: a sidescroller, a PICO8 game, a 3D game, a visual novel, a Twine project, a comic or interactive print, etc. Whatever floats your trireme!
|You're welcome to work solo or look for a team! You can use the community or CrowdForge to connect with collaborators. |
We also have a Discord server where you can chat with other jammers and share progress!
This jam is suitable for beginners! If you've never made a game or participated in a jam before, you're absolutely welcome to join. There will be no voting, but giving feedback to your fellow jammers is encouraged!
Working with something new that you want to learn more about is ideal — and so is working with something that you're already interested in or know a lot about.
Q: How strict is the theme?
A: Not very! So long as your project takes inspiration from something Greek, you're good to go. You could zero in on something very specific, or approach things more generally, and you're more than welcome to create something that isn't set in antiquity or that doesn't "look" Greek, in terms of how we recognize ancient aesthetics. Modern retellings, unconventional art styles, and unexpected genres (like sci-fi) are all equally welcome!
Q: What if I don't finish my game, or have only certain assets completed?
A: That's still great, and you're encouraged to submit whatever you create as a proof-of-concept! This could be art assets, music, a font, etc.
(If you enjoyed this jam and would like to participate in something similar, or if you don't get a chance to participate in this round but would have liked to, look forward to a Roman MytholoJam in the spring of 2018! )