WOW! I'm so impressed with everyone's hard work! You guys really ROCKED it! Thanks for everyone who participated and for making this a big hit. It was awesome to see all the games take shape, even with the crazy theme- you guys really went above and beyond! Thanks again and AwEsOmE work, you made it all worth it!
Update: Just wanted to put a quick thanks out to everyone who's joined, I can't believe we have over 120 participants; we are the 3rd largest jam in this block of jams (just a few behind #2) and I couldn't be more stoked about it! And GOOD LUCK to everyone I really am so pumped to see what you guys create (also, just to clarify it was totally fine if you started making your game when the theme dropped, fyi) and most of all HAVE FUN EVERYONE!
I finally got the server going (embarrassingly, I'd never actually used discord before) thanks to Terry The Bodacious Skeleton for telling me to set it up ;)
Theme Reveal Post: Well, I used a random theme generator and after a completely incoherent theme ("Mature Emperor" no joke, that's what came up first! It's actually kind of awesome LOL) I next landed on CULT CLASSICS as the theme, which I thought might be a little tricky and the situation altogether is somewhat deja vu since (as Clumsy Mage had pointed out in the welcome section) I had initially created a "Clone" jam but was worried copyrighted stuff would be a problem so I ended up switching to the Mashup jam you see now. And as you can't escape fate, it appears we are back to a possible copyright issue (obviously) with cult classics but since I want to stay true to theme and the randomness of it all, I've decided to leave it up to all of you to keep the copyright stuff in mind... After thinking about it, my best advice would be; Use inspiration from cult classics. For instance, "Jason" the hockey mask wearing monster from Friday the 13th could be "Jake" the football helmet wearing monster that attacks on Saturday the 14th (I hope that makes sense!) So, with the copyright stuff in mind; the jam has basically become my original clone jam idea (which I kinda love?! Oh the irony!) Anyway, since this is getting a little long-winded just use your best judgement; game jammers are smart people and I know you guys will find a way to make this an AwEsOmE jam! Thanks for understanding and GOOD LUCK!
Original Post: WOW! I can't believe it 50+ (so far) participating in the jam, made itch's featured jams list, was the main header on Crowdforge's Jam homepage (shout out to JAM for letting me know about Crowdforge) and even mentioned in the official itch blog! What a week and I have all of you to thank for making this jam HYPED to the MAX! Anyway, just thought I mention that and also I've got my super duper theme generator ready to go and it's getting hard to wait until next week, so I've decided to reveal the theme this Friday (4/27) to give you all an extra weekend to work! (Special shout out to Ehausman to inspiring me to do it :D ) So clear your schedule and get ready to JAM this weekend!!!