This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-04-17 16:00:00 to 2020-04-19 17:30:00. View results
NORDIC GAME JAM GOES ONLINE!
In light of the pandemic situation, Nordic Game Jam will for the first time ever be online! We will still host a real-life jam as you know and love it later in 2020. But in April, we will try to create an online version as close to the real deal as possible (free toast not guaranteed). We encourage as many video calls and as much sharing as possible.
The NGJ ONLINE will have:
Everyone is welcome! No matter your skill level, if you are Nordic or not, or if you had a ticket for the jam. The only requirement is that you are ONLINE 🛸🛸🛸
NEW COMPETITION FORMAT
Normally at jams, we compete for the “best” game, the most “beautiful” or similar. In our view, this can reduce the discussion of games to a set of broadly agreed-upon, often commercial, factors.
Instead, we will this year rate each other’s games on a broad set of characteristics. You can choose which to focus on and whether you even want to focus on any of them!
WTF? Is this art?
Once all games are submitted, you will have a week to play them and rate them on itch.io/jam/ngjonline in each of the six categories. Each category is rated by giving the game 1-5 stars, depending on how effectively you think the game achieves that category.
A winner of each category will be chosen at the end. So you might have the honor of e.g. having made the Most Intense Game of NGJ Online. As an award, you will receive a digital illustration made by Caroline Fangel specifically for that category, featuring your game name. Caroline created all the little monsters that you see here and on the website, so you'll get your own little playful creature.
FIRST TIME JAMMING?
Welcome! At this game jam, you get 48 hours to create a game. At the beginning of the jam, we'll announce a theme that you can base your game idea on. We then kick off online group forming, where we'll help everyone find a team to join. Jammers are always welcoming and helpful to newcomers, so even if you have no game dev experience, you'll be able to join. You can also join with a pre-formed team or even jam solo - although we heavily encourage you to join a team.
During the weekend, you come up with ideas for your game, you develop the game, you test it on other people, you iterate, and then finally you submit your game.
The jam is for everyone! Programmers, designers, artists, sound designers, composers, writers, pilots and magicians are all welcome.
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