This jam is now over. It ran from 2015-09-01 04:00:00 to 2015-11-01 03:59:59. View 20 entries
Are you a novice game designer? Anxious about joining a big shot game jam like Ludum Dare or Game Jolt Game Jams? Well here's a shot for you.
Novice Now! Game Jam wishes to bring out the designer in all of us and open up the doors to new programmers. From casual coders 10 years in the making to people just picking up the Notepad++ and Scratch-board now, even those not even initiated to programming just yet! We encourage new and old, young and weathered to try this out and would love to see content creators bring in a friend or family member to pick up coding.
Don't be discouraged if all you can get is a basic racing game with two dots and a track on Game Maker. YOU MADE IT, and that's impressive enough to us. Show us you have the chops to do this, and the world is yours.
Remember, this is not about winning. It's about learning the ropes and meeting fellow newbies. Take time to get to know your fellow player and collaborate! Need any help just go to our Game Jolt Forum page. Welcome to the world of Game Jams. It's more fun then you once believed!
We also now have a Freenode IRC channel! Go to this site, type in #novicenowjam in the channel bar, and connect! Find fellow developers and get help coding. Also might as well have a fun chat to take a break as well.
The jam opens on September 1st 00:00 EST and closes October 31st 23:59 EST. Plan accordingly!
Also, at the end of the Jam we'll open up all (consenting) content to Github so we can all see the hard work and get inspiration from the hard work we just did. Everything will be open source and protected under Creative Commons.
A note as well, we are running this jam on both Itch.io and Gamejolt.com. Links will be in the contacts but please join only one.
Ratchet3789 (head assistant, teacher, swell guy) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission Statement:
- Ryan Chandler (Kronkus Bronzewater, co-creator)
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