Welcome to the 2018 Playmaker Game Jam! To join this game jam, please read and understand the rules below.
To start off here are the big rules!
The Playmaker Game Jam 2018 will take place between:
Start - March 23rd (Friday) 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver / Los Angles time zone),
End - March 26th (Monday) 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.
Live chat and communication during the jam will be held at the (unofficial) Playmaker Slack Chat Channel. You can invite yourself here: https://invite-playmaker-slack.herokuapp.com
Everyone is welcome to join (not just participants). The channel is both technical and social.
The theme will be released 12 hours prior to the Game Jam starting. It is required to use the theme within your game. Make sure to check back to get the theme before start!
In order for games to be judged, they must be able to be played by judges and community. Therefore, we recommend the target platform to be windows, web or android (for mobile). Other platforms will be accepted (including VR), but may not be judged due to lack to devices for judges.
Yes, we have prizes! Thanks to the generous donations from kind sponsors. The list of sponsors is ongoing. More information will be announced soon.
There are four prize categories Three are by judge, one is by the community (that means you!).
Judged by your peers (and yourself). The community will have a chance to play all the attendees games.
Rank is judged by:
The Panel is made up of three persons. Jean Fabre (Jean), Kurt Ruiter (djaydino), Eric Vander Wal (tcmeric/ dumbgamedev).
You retain your IP to your game, however, by joining the Playmaker Game Jam 2018 you are agreeing to release your source code.
You may submit your game anytime during the 72 hour window. Following the completion of the game jam, there will be a 12 hour period for game uploads.
Remember itch has an upload limit of 750MB. Dropbox files can transfer to itch quickly.
The Playmaker Game Jam 2018 is a fun and educational event meant to inspire creativity and self challenge. Please keep this in mind while participating in the game jam!
Thank you to our kind sponsors for providing prizes. That's right, prizes!!!