Jam Starts: January 31, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific
Jam Submissions Allowed From: January 31, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific to March 1, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific
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.
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 and Use of Theme.
Are there prizes?
YES! There is a total of US$1200 in the prize pool.
For the Developer's Choice category, the top three places will be paid US$300, US$200, and US$100 respectively.
Use of Theme will be used as a filtering factor. If your average "Use of Theme" weighted rating is under 3.0 or the median score for the jam (whichever is lower), you will not be eligible to receive a prize. Rating will be based on the average of the weighted "Fun" and "Use of Theme" scores, with "Fun" used for the tie-breaker if two games have the same rating. ONLY SUBMITTERS MAY VOTE.
The Shacknews Editor's Choice category will pay the top three places US$300, US$200, and US$100 respectively.
Payment will be made within two weeks of the completion of the competition via PayPal.