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A topic by Lone Rabbit created May 04, 2022 Views: 757 Replies: 29
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Host

Feel free to ask questions about the jam here!

am new at the website so i have scratch only and i can creat sb3 files...are you guys ok with that?

Submitted

you can use https://packager.turbowarp.org/ to turn your scratch project into an html file

Submitted

Haven't decided on which game concept to go for yet, but my friend and I are interested. Just wanted to clarify something - are turn-based multiplayer games allowed, or is the spirit of this jam more about simultaneous/real-time multiplayer? One of the ideas we've been throwing around is a card game, so I figured I'd ask before we've settled on a specific idea.

Submitted(+1)

I don't see why not! Turn-based multiplayer is still multiplayer, isn't it?

Submitted

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!

Submitted(+1)

I guess that's true, I guess the way it was written it could be taken that way. I wouldn't worry about it, though, as long as it is within the spirit of the jam.

Host

Hi! I have now removed the word "simultaneously" from the page to avoid confusion, so yes turn-based multiplayer is now allowed. ^^

Submitted

Thanks! I look forward to taking part :) Game jams are fun.

Age Limit?

I just wanna see cuz i wanna work with my younger cousin

Host

Hi, sorry for the extremely delayed response, but there is no age limit! Anyone can join ^^

Thanks! 

Is steam multiplayer allowed?

Host (1 edit)

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!

Can the game have both solo play and multi play? or should it only have multi play?

Host

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 ^^

Can I recommend players to use software like Hamachi / ZeroTier to play my game online?

Host

Sure!

Submitted

can i change the submission after i submitted it?

Host

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! ^^

(+1)

Am I allowed to submit an unfinished version of my game? I don't know if I'll have enough time to finish my game, but I do want to show what I've made so far

Host(+1)

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
Submitted

can we update a wip submission? I submitted my itch.io project, but I cannot submit it again, will it take changes into account?

Host

Hi, yes you can upload a new build on your itch.io project and you don't have to resubmit it again.

Submitted

Is presentation mostly based on art, sounds, music, and polish, or is it more about presentation of information (tutorials, UI, etc.)?

Host

Presentation is based on art, sounds, and music!

Submitted

Is it normal for more than half the games to have less than 5 rating this far into the jam?

Submitted

when result will be announce?

Host

it's out now!