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Wondering if you can join in the middle of the jam?

Of course you can! Its a two month long jam!

DISCORD

Here's the link to the discord server! Please make sure to check up on things here, while we do put major updates on emails and the community, we do a lot of talking on here and brainstorming! Also, if you for a team, we give you your own channel! :) Theres just so much more info on here. Lastly, the faq is extended much more in here. 

I highly recommend   every participant joins.

https://discord.gg/vTbuew3

Now, time for the Jam!


METROIDVANIA JAM

Metroidvania?????

A metroidvania is a subgenre of action-adventure games! Many Metroidvanias are a combination of platform video game elements with action-adventure/RPG elements. Usually, the character is able to explore freely with access to new areas controlled by gaining of new abilities and/or through the use of inventory items!

Cash Prize

If there are at least 5 entries, a $100 Cash prize will go to whatever person/team comes out on top during voting via Paypal.  Judges will vote on games based on certain criteria. The cash prize MIGHT move up to $150 depending on the amount of entries that are submitted.

• Ability to explore (And area size)

• Music

• Plot Effort

RULES

  • Be nice on the community forum/discord
  • Don't stress out too much! Make sure to have fun! You have 2 months!
  • Make sure to go with the theme... or else there'd be no point in joining the jam y'know?
  • No prototypes! (Please) Full games only :) 
  • NSFW is allowed (Don't know why you would need it for a Metroidvania) but try to limit it.
  • If your entry does not follow the theme, or is a prototype, it won't be qualified for voting.

FAQ

I'll be adding on to this as questions are asked.

Is there a subtheme?

• No! Just want developers to work with the subgenre of Metroidvania

Can we use existing code and assets?

• Yes you can!

Are teams allowed?

• Yes they are

What are some examples of a Metroidvania

• Castlevania series 

• Metroid Prime

• Darksiders! 

TEAMS

Want a team for the jam? Check out the crowdforge page for the jam! https://crowdforge.io/jams/JunetoJulyMetroidvaniaJam 

And the discord as well! :)


ABOUT

Metroidvania's are one of my favorite genre (or subgenre) of videogames.  I've played multiple Castlevanias and both Darksider games (Waiting for 3!). The idea to host a Metroidvania Jam with a cash prize was created by a friend( The MinhiNator) and I.

The June to July Metroidvania Jam idea was employed to encourage developers to produce more Metroidvanias on itch.io. The cash prize was created as an incentive to younger developers to produce more games as well. 

(I do not own the cover picture or background)

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