We hereby announce PunyJam #1. Anyone can enter. We’re all in it for the fun, and the focus is on learning, sharing and creating. There will also be a competition element to it, but you can choose whether you want your game to be judged and voted on or not.
A jam where you write a text adventure using the PunyInform library. If you haven't heard of PunyInform before, the fastest way to get started is probably by reading the articles and tutorials which are linked on the PunyInform page.
9 April: The theme is announced
2 May: Last day to submit games
3-17 May: Voting
18 May: Winners are announced
All times are CET (GMT + 2).
The name of the initial room is Broom Closet.
The description of the room, when the game starts, is:
You’re in the rather dirty broom closet of The Red Anchor. Various cleaning appliances line the walls. There’s a pile of fabric in a corner.
A note has been fixed to the wall with a knife.
The pub lies beyond the closed door to the east.
For more details and a code skeleton to help you get started, see the theme announcement in the community forum.
We strongly encourage authors to:
Intfiction.org has a lively forum with lots of skilled and helpful people. We (the organizers of the jam and creators of PunyInform) also hang out there and will try to help answer any questions you may have, technical or otherwise. For any questions related to PunyInform (how does *this* work, how do I achieve *this* effect, is this a bug etc) post in the "Inform 6" category and add the tag "punyinform": https://intfiction.org/c/authoring/inform-6/66
There is also a PunyInform Discord server you can join at https://discord.com/invite/y9anzKJTBa . Several jam participants hang out there.
If you'd like to find someone to cooperate with on writing a game, or you're looking for beta-testers, we suggest you post in this thread over at intfiction.org : https://intfiction.org/t/punyjam-1-requests-for-cooperation-and-testers/50283
We welcome further donations for this purpose. Please email email@example.com if you want to donate.
The prizes aren't the main thing here, but we're glad we can offer something.
The organizers of this jam are Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson.