This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-11-03 03:00:00 to 2017-11-06 07:59:59. View results

When?

Jam: November 2, 2017 at 8:00pm Pacific to November 5, 2017 at 11:59:59pm Pacific

Where?

The jam will be hosted here on Itch.io. Though it is highly recommended you also share on Twitter using the hashtag #ShacknewsJam, join in on the community chat in the jam forums here (See "Community" link near top of page), and share in the Chatty.

What?

The goal of the jam is to highlight the creativity of budding and experienced game developers who frequent the Shacknews Chatty, as well as grow the Shacknews community.  Games will be rated on Fun, Visuals, Audio, and Use of Theme.

What is the theme?

"The Shacknews E3 Meme Wall"

http://www.shacknews.com/article/100184/e3-2017-how-the-shack-meme-wall-works

Note that you do not have to use the meme wall directly in your game.  The meme wall is a collection of several of the more popular Shacknews memes over the last several years, and as such any of the elements included on the wall may be used.

So, what do I win?

Winning games for each category will be provided with a $50 gift card.  Ties will be broken based on overall score and number of votes.

The game that has the highest average rating across all themes will be provided with a $100 gift card.  Ties will be broken based on number of votes, then ratings for Use of Theme, Fun, Visuals, and Audio in that order.

Prizes will be sent out after the judging period has ended and contact information for the winning teams has been collected.

FAQ:

  • Is there a theme? The theme will be announced on Shacknews, this page, and on Twitter on November 2 at 8:00pm Pacific.
  • Do I have to be a Shacknews community member to participate? No, anyone is welcome to participate, although we are hoping that you'll like the community and join it afterwards, or at least go check out the award-winning articles on the site.
  • Can I work with a team: Yes.  There's even a place set up to help you find a team.
  • Do I have to start from scratch? No.  You may use any code and assets that you create in advance, but the theme won't be announced until November 2.
  • Can I submit more than one game: Yes.
  • What language or tools can I use? Anything that you have legal licenses for.
  • Are there restrictions on sound or music? You must have licenses for it or have created it yourself.
  • By submitting my game, do I give up any rights to my work? No.  Your game is your game.
  • What existing assets can I use? While it's encouraged to create original assets for your game, you're welcome to use any assets you have the legal right to use.  Please credit any sources that you use.

Games submitted(8)

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Procedurally generated platform runner!
Platformer
Vr game about what happens on your computer when you leave an online group
Puzzle
Find the 300 dollar jean extravaganza!
Simulation
PCG platformer/runner with Shack memes and chip physics!
Platformer
Play in browser
Rhythm Game from the Clouds
shoot em up
Shooter
A Small Cloud adventure above the city.
Shooter
A find the hidden object game. Random levels. Memes.
Play in browser