This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-08-01 01:00:00 to 2020-08-04 00:00:00. View 20 entries
Q: What is this?
A: The game jam for game trailers! 🤩
Q: Why... is this?
A: To realize your crazy game ideas without having to build a full game, and to learn more about marketing and pitching your game ideas!
Q: How do I make my game trailer for a fake game?
A: There are many methods, but here is what I'd suggest:
Q: What qualifies as a game trailer?
Q: How do I form a team?
A: Follow the #looking-for-group channel in our Discord! Be sure to post the skills and tools you're most familiar with.
At the start of the jam (6pm PDT on July 31st), we'll be hosting the kickoff presentations on Discord! We'll review the rules, share advice, pitch ideas, and form teams. We'll also be announcing the optional secret theme!
At the end of the jam (6pm PDT on August 2nd), we'll be streaming the final presentations at twitch.tv/HypeJam2020!! We'll run a reel of all the game trailers y'all put together throughout the weekend, and we'll reward accolades to the best submissions.
During the final presentations, our panel of judges will be reviewing the videos, and awarding these accolades. If you win the accolade, you can use it in your game trailer as boasting rights. An honorable mention will also be awarded for each category. If you started the game prior to the jam, you can still share your video in the final presentations, but you won't be eligible for accolades.
Excellence in Conveyance is granted to the game trailers that can effectively communicate their game designs to players. A special consideration is given to the complexity of the game design and the creativity of how it is communicated.
Excellence in Appeal is granted to the game trailers that excel in visuals and audio. A special consideration is given to how the combination of art, music, sound, voice-over, and video editing.
Judge Choice and Audience Choice is granted to the game trailers that make us want the game.
👻🏠 Boo in Town - Honorable Mention for Excellence in Conveyance
🛏️🆚 Mattress Store vs Tiny Harpy Plague - Excellence in Conveyance
👧🐰 Venus Secret - Honorable Mention for Excellence in Appeal
🔥👑 Tuck & Burn - Excellence in Appeal
🤖🖥️ Wi-Fight - Honorable Mention for Judge's Choice
👻🏠 Boo in Town - Judge's Choice
🔥👑 Tuck & Burn - Honorable Mention for Community's Choice
👻🏠 Boo in Town - Community's Choice
For some examples, here is a supercut of videos from Hype Jam 2019!
Q: Is it alright to use code/art/designs I started before the jam?
A: For sure! Although depending on how much you're reusing, you may not be eligible for the accolades. When submitting your game, be sure to list what assets you brought into the jam.
Q: When does the jam begin?
A: On Friday July 31st at 6pm in YOUR TIMEZONE. Ignore the timer at the top of this page; you can start on your own clock. To support this, we'll be posting the keynote and theme early.
Q: Is it alright to make a game trailer for a real game?
A: Absolutely! But it wouldn't be eligible for the accolades.
Q: Is there a to-be-announced theme for the jam?
A: We'll be announcing a theme, but it'll be totally optional. (Update: The theme is VS!)
Q: How do I submit my game video?
1: Upload it to Youtube.
2: Create a submission on Itchio. (Click on the red button at the top of the page!)
3: Link your Youtube video to your Itchio submission.
4: (Optional) Post on Twitter using #HypeJam!
Q: Can I contribute to multiple jams?
A: For sure!
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