This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-03-23 06:00:00 to 2018-03-26 05:59:59. View results
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Wherever and whenever you are.
Welcome to the Heart Jam!
The Heart Jam is a 72 hour game jam hosted by yours truly (HeartBeast). I teach people how to make their own games using GameMaker Studio and the Godot Engine.
Scarcity is a powerful tool that is generally used in marketing but more recently seems to be used in game design as well. Making health, items, or even time scarce in your game can give players feelings of excitement, tension, and anticipation.
A few examples would be Minit (which makes time scarce), Pokemon (which makes certain Pokemon scarce, even going so far as to add shiny Pokemon), and Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode (which makes different items scarce).
[rules are subject to revision over the next few days so make sure you read them again when the jam starts]
This jam is more for fun than for competition but getting feedback on your work is a great way to learn! Voting will begin once the jam has ended and will run for 2 weeks. Here are the categories that will be voted on:
After the jam I will be selecting my favorite games (independent of which games score highest in the voting) and playing them on my YouTube channel.
Special thanks to YoYo Games for helping raise awareness of the jam and for providing a free temporary GameMaker Studio 2 Desktop license from now until the 28th. If you've been wanting to try all of the new features in GameMaker Studio 2 now is the time!
Once again, this gives you temporary full access to GameMaker Studio 2 and until the 28th of this month. There is also an optional 20% discount to upgrade (before the 28th) if you end up liking the software enough and want to keep it.
Crowdforge is a website deigned to help you create teams. If you want to participate in a team it is a great way to set one up. Click here to create a new team or join an existing one.
Thanks for your interest in the Heart Jam!