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JAMMERS: DO NOT START WORK ON YOUR GAME UNTIL THE SUBMISSION PERIOD BEGINS OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

WELCOME

THIS GAME JAM HAS AN OPTIONAL THEME AND CHALLENGE

THIS JAMโ€™S OPTIONAL THEME IS GOOD VIBES / BAD VIBES.

THIS JAM'S OPTIONAL CHALLENGE IS TO CREATE ONE OR MORE ORIGINAL SONGS FOR YOUR GAME. THESE SONGS WILL BE COMPILED INTO A FREE ALBUM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO UPLOAD THE STEMS FOR YOUR SONGS SO THAT OTHER JAMMERS MAY REMIX THEM DURING THE VOTING PERIOD. REMIXES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION ON THE FREE ALBUM.

DO NOT BEGIN WORK ON SONGS UNTIL THE JAM BEGINS.


INFORMATION

KITSCH DIGITAL GAME JAMS ARE HORROR-THEMED GAME JAMS MADE TO ENCOURAGE DEVS TO GET THEIR SPOOK ON! FROM STRAIGHT-UP SCARES TO INTERACTIVE FICTION AND ROLEPLAYING GAMES, THESE JAMS ENCOURAGE ALL CREATORS TO TRY MAKING SOMETHING SPOOKY EVERY FEW MONTHS, OFTEN BASED UPON AN OPTIONAL THEME OR SEASON.


THE DATES

SCREAMSONIC RUNS FROM 7:00 PM AEST JUNE 25  TO 7:00 PM AEST JULY 5 , WITH THE VOTING ENDING SEVEN DAYS LATER. PLEASE CONVERT TO YOUR LOCAL TIME ZONE!


THE SCREAM SCENE

YOU CAN JOIN THE SCREAM ZONE DISCORD HERE: https://discord.gg/gVQsjh5


RULES

ABOUT SUBMISSIONS

  • SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JAM SHOULD BE ORIGINAL AND DEVELOPED PRIMARILY DURING THE JAM PERIOD, PREFERABLY FOR THE JAM ITSELF.  HOWEVER, USING PARTS OF EXISTING ASSETS/PROJECTS TO MAKE SETTING UP EASIER IS FINE! PREMADE/BOUGHT ASSETS ARE COOL IF YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO USE 'EM TOO! 
  • SCARY AND DISTURBING CONTENT IS WELCOMED, BUT ANYTHING THAT COULD BE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO PLAYERS SHOULD BE FLAGGED IN A SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION! TO MAKE SURE THE JAM IS A POSITIVE AND INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYBODY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST MODIFICATION OR REMOVAL OF REALLY NASTY STUFF :)
  • UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC, PERSONAL STORY TO TELL, WE POLITELY ASK THAT YOU REFRAIN FROM MAKING A GAME ABOUT COVID-19. IT IS AN ONGOING PANDEMIC, STILL RELEVANT AND DEVASTATING.

ABOUT VOTING

  • THERE ARE FIVE GENERAL VOTING CATEGORIES: ENJOYMENT (BEST GAME)HORRORAESTHETICSSTORYSOUND DESIGN,  AND A PRIVATE HOST'S CHOICE CATEGORY FOR THOSE GAMES THAT WERE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OVERALL!
  • THE VOTING IS OPEN TO CONTRIBUTORS ONLY, BUT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE ANY SUBMISSIONS DOWN THAT ARE CLEARLY VOTE BRIGADED.

PRIZES

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR PRIZES FOR SCREAMSONIC, PLEASE CONTACT @ohiogauze ON TWITTER!


FAQ

Q. DOES MY GAME HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN FORMAT?

A. NOPE! WE WELCOME GAMES FROM ANY PLATFORM, USING ANY ENGINE, FOR ANY OS. SO YOU COULD WRITE A STORY USING TWINE, OR SUBMIT RULES FOR A TRADITIONAL GAME IF YOU'RE FEELING UP FOR IT! IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE A WEB BUILD, WE ENCOURAGE PARTICIPANTS TO UPLOAD WINDOWS, MAC, AND LINUX BUILDS.

Q. DOES MY GAME HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN TYPE/THEME?

A. THE JAM HAS A LOOSE FOCUS ON HORROR-THEMED SUBMISSIONS. HOW YOU INTERPRET THAT IS UP TO YOU, AND WE DON'T REALLY POLICE IT! IN THE SPIRIT OF THE JAM, WE DO ASK YOU MAKE SOME EFFORT TO KEEP IT IN TUNE  WITH THE HORROR GENRE. AS FOR THE THEME, IT'S COMPLETELY OPTIONAL!

Q. CAN I WORK ON MULTIPLE GAMES?

A. AS LONG AS EACH GAME WAS STARTED DURING THE JAM PERIOD, THAT'S ABSOLUTELY FINE! JUST DON'T OVER-WORK YOURSELF!

Q. DOES MY GAME HAVE TO BE FINISHED/POLISHED? CAN I WORK ON THE SUBMISSION AFTERWARDS?

A. NO STRESS! SUBMIT WHATEVER YOU'VE GOT. OF COURSE, YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO KEEP WORKING ON THE GAME AFTER THE JAM HAS ENDED, HOWEVER THE JAM WILL BE CLOSED TO NEW UPLOADS UNTIL THE VOTING PERIOD IS OVER. IF THIS IS AN ISSUE AS A MAJOR BUG IS FOUND IN YOUR GAME, WE CAN TURN OFF THE CLOSURE FOR A SEC, SO NO WORRIES!

Q. CAN I MAKE A GAME ABOUT COVID-19?

A. UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC, PERSONAL STORY TO TELL, WE POLITELY ASK THAT YOU REFRAIN FROM MAKING A GAME ABOUT COVID-19. IT IS AN ONGOING PANDEMIC, STILL RELEVANT AND DEVASTATING.

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