This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-02-15 00:00:00 to 2017-02-25 00:00:00. View entry
That's right! However, there's a twist this time around; Ready Steady Dev has one interesting component to it.
All of your games will have to use a set of assets that we'll be providing on the start of the compo (think Ready Steady Bake!); those who use the assets more creatively will score higher! You can, of course, modify the assets and make your own, but the more you use these assets (and the more creatively!) the better.
The theme is: "Relationships".
An excellent question, as always! A game compo is a competition where a number of game developers, artists, musicians, programmers, writers and all the rest either stand alone or get into teams, and make a game in a short timespan.
Any game compo worth its salt will have a theme, which devs abide by as inspiration for their games. Overall, this means you not only get a consistent series of games, but an interesting spread of some unique takes on the theme, so creativity is encouraged!
In summary, a good time for everyone, a chance to rev up your dev skills, and a chance to walk away with a cool game that you made all on your own! What's not to like?
You, my dev, will be tasked with taking the compo theme (revealed on Tuesday night!) and building a game from start to finish based on that theme. Of course, you're allowed to work in groups to lighten the load and include talent in facilities you might lack, such as art or coding. Just remember to list your team altogether for the submission!
Once you've finished, before the ever-approaching deadline on the midnight after Friday ten days later, you'll have to submit your game to this compo's entries on Itch. Make sure to make an itch.io account beforehand!
After this, all the games will be judged and winners will be decided. Unless you don't want us to show off your game, we'll be showcasing all of the entries on the site and in the Tuesday after, and finally announce the winners on the Wednesday straight after! Glorious prizes await!
Yep, judging. All entries will be entered into judging to find what we think qualify as the 'best entries'. Obviously, this is a very subjective matter, and one judge's bug might be another's design choice!
In general, however, you should be aware of the following to up your chances of victory: