Feel free to ask questions about the jam here!
I don't see why not! Turn-based multiplayer is still multiplayer, isn't it?
That's what I assumed, but the FAQ uses the phrase "can be played by 2 or more players simultaneously" and wasn't sure if it was excluding turn-based stuff. I figured there's no harm in double-checking!
Hi! I have now removed the word "simultaneously" from the page to avoid confusion, so yes turn-based multiplayer is now allowed. ^^
I just wanna see cuz i wanna work with my younger cousin
Hi, sorry for the extremely delayed response, but there is no age limit! Anyone can join ^^
Here is what I wrote to another person asking the same question:
Hi! From what I understand from this, you mean using the Steam Multiplayer APIs right? From what I'm reading from https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/features/multiplayer, it's intended for games on Steam that wants to use their infrastructure for online multiplayer instead of using the dev's own dedicated servers. Now this is a game jam, and I am pretty sure that releasing a game on Steam takes some time for them to review the game, and you also need to pay an upfront cost, and the game cannot be played on itch.io as well if I understood it right, only on Steam. From my point of view, it does not make sense to integrate Steam Multiplayer to a game made for a game jam on itch.io.
However, we did say you can use whatever tools you want, but it is recommended that the game can be played or downloaded on itch.io so it can be accessible to everyone. Hope this helps, if I understood it wrong please tell me!
You can have both as an option, but we recommend that you should focus on the multiplayer aspect of your game first before going on and making a solo play feature ^^
Hi, yes you can change your submission until when the jam ends, then the files will be locked during the voting period, but after that you can do anything you want with it! ^^
Hi, yes of course! Here's what someone wrote on earlier which I totally agree with:
Game jams are about shipping a game in a short period of time. Not shipping a perfect game
Hi, yes you can upload a new build on your itch.io project and you don't have to resubmit it again.