Welcome to the first ever Jamfuser!
Jamfuser is a game jam that feeds into Tranzfuser (a UK wide talent development programme for graduates looking to break in to the video games development industry).
Jamfuser is " just for fun". So as such there is no physical or cash prizes for taking part and we won't be selecting 'winners'. Your prize is your product. There is, however, a community voting system in place and all Jamfuser teams can vote for their 'favourite' game(s) based on the Jamfuser criteria (see below). We encourage each team to use the final votes on their game as early feedback on their project, making adjustments where necessary.
So to sum it all up... If you’re thinking of applying to Tranzfuser 2019, Jamfuser is a fantastic opportunity to start exploring your team's dynamics, honing your technical skills and being creative.
Who can participate?
All teams wishing to participate on Jamfuser are required to fill in the Jamfuser Team Registration Form (see link below). This will enable us to ensure that:
Should your team wish to vote on the Jamfuser theme please ensure you have submitted this form by 12 noon Friday 1st March 2019. We will email your team guidance on how to vote on the theme.
The FINAL DATE for teams to submit their Teams Registration Form is 12 noon Tuesday 5th March 2019 (your team will be unable to vote on the theme at the point).
Link to Jamfuser Registration Form
Finding a Team
If you don’t have a team don't worry! You can sign up to Crowd Forge and find teams with vacancies and team members looking for a team to join.
Although Jamfuser, as with most game jams, will have a central theme participants are not restricted to create a game that adheres to the theme. Participants will not be kicked out of the jam for disregarding it. The theme is simply there to help jump start the creative process.
A week before the game jam begins 10 themes will be shared for "public" vote on the Jamfuser Discord Channel. The theme with the highest number of votes will be selected and officially announced at 12 noon Friday 8th March 2019.
All submissions to Jamfuser will be judged and voted by participating Jamfuser teams who have submitted a game and also by selected UK Games Fund contributors. The submissions should be judged on the following criteria:
We will provide more guidance during the game jam.
Code of Conduct
This event is being run to build the Tranzfuser community pre-competition, to develop the skills of participants and to create a fun and engaging way to connect with us pre-application. As a community we encourage learning and skills development in a safe and welcoming environment. With this mind we ask that those who are taking part treat each other with respect and have pleasant manner when talking and interacting.
We will not accept, nor will we tolerate:
If you notice any behaviour that you feel does not meet this Code of Conduct, please contact the event organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to be involved with mentoring a team or two during Jamfuser? Or be available to help answer / solve technical issues via our online helpline? Please contact email@example.com for more details.
Soon after we wrap up, Tranzfuser 2019 will be open for applications. You DO NOT have to use the same project you worked on over the course of the jam in your application. But you can! Due to the very nature of the design of their idea during the jam, we will be encouraging teams to re-evaluate and take stock to ensure they are going ahead with an idea that is technically feasible and could have some commercial viability.
Teams can apply to Tranzfuser regardless if they have or have not participated on Jamfuser. Participating on Jamfuser DOES NOT give automatic access to Tranzfuser, teams who decide to apply to Tranzfuser need to follow the application process as normal.
Jamfuser is really about helping young games devs explore the world of game development; teamwork, skills development, etc.
What you do next is really up to you!