Submissions open from 2024-07-26 19:00:00 to 2024-07-29 19:00:00
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The theme for the PolyMars x ScoreSpace jam will be announced at the start of the jam :)

This is a game jam that involves both gamedevs and speedrunners in the contest. 

The competition starts with the game developers. Their job is to create a game that can be speedran within a 72-hour period. Once the time runs out, the games will be judged by PolyMars and a panel of other YouTuber judges. 

In the second part of the competition, the top 3 games from the event will be played by PolyMars for the best times! These games will also be featured in a video uploaded to the PolyMars YouTube channel.

Speedrunning game development suggestions 

  • Games should have a clear start and finish.
  • It shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes to play through the game.
  • Quick restarts and deaths are important.
  • RNG should be minimal - consider how much randomness will affect a run.
  • Design the game so the player can play faster as they get familiar with the game.
  • Consider adding checkpoints so players can play more aggressively as the level progresses.

General rules

  • All games should include a small timer and leaderboard (offline or online).
  • You can make the game on your own or in a team of up to 4 people. You can find other people to team up with on our Discord.
  • All game engines are allowed!
  • One game per jammer
  • Games that are NSFW should have a warning in the description or when the game first loads up.
  • You and your team are encouraged to make everything from scratch during the event. If you use any pre-made assets you must list them in the description of the game and you must have the rights to use said assets.
  • If your game has AI-generated assets, you have to outline what assets were made using AI in the description of your game.
  • All games submitted must be digital games that can be played on Web, Windows, Linux, or Mac. 
  • We suggest that you upload a Web build (It's easier for people to play Web games.)

Legal - Anything you make during this ScoreSpace Gamejam is your property.  ScoreSpace and our sponsors claim no rights or ownership of your game. If ScoreSpace wishes to publish your game we will contact you directly with a deal.

LootLocker Leaderboards

We’re excited to have LootLocker sponsor this game jam!

LootLocker is the cross-platform game backend-as-a-service that lets you build, ship & run your best games. They support most popular game engines with SDKs for Unity and Unreal, and basic integrations for Godot, GameMaker, Construct, and GDevelop.

One of LootLocker’s most popular features are their out-of-the-box leaderboards. They are easy to implement, cross-platform, and completely free to use for up to 1,000 monthly active players. If you’re participating in the jam and want to leaderboard that just work, or if you're looking to add other features like player progression, currencies, or user-generated content, LootLocker’s got you covered!

Here’s everything you need to get started with LootLocker:

 - Create a free LootLocker Account

 - Unity Quick Start Guide

Unreal Quick Start Guide

 - Leaderboards for Godot

 - Leaderboards for GameMaker

 - Leaderboards for Construct

 - Leaderboards for GDevelop

If you need any help with LootLocker, join their Discord where the developers can assist you. And make sure to check out their documentation for more information.

The top 20 games will be chosen by developers who participated in the jam.

The developers will rate the games on the following criteria:

  • Gameplay: How did the game flow, did it have tight controls, what was your experience while playing
  • Theme: How well did the entry stick to the theme, did you like their interpretation of it
  • Aesthetics: How well does the game utilize its visual style and how appealing is it
  • Sound: How well do the music and sound contribute to the game

The final three placings will be chosen from the developer-voted top 20 games by PolyMars and a panel of other YouTuber judges.

All games entered in the contest are automatically considered for a publishing deal with ScoreSpace!!

The top 20 games will be played live by PolyMars over a period of 2 days.

The top 3 games will be featured in a Polymars YT video!

Winning does not guarantee a publishing deal but it does earn you first consideration.

Winners will receive a special discord role in the ScoreSpace Discord server.

Be sure to join our Discord to stay updated and ask any questions that you may have!

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