Submissions open from 2020-03-27 18:00:00 to 2020-04-10 18:00:00
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Let's come together (separately) for a very special work-from-home edition of the Southampton Game Jam

To help get us through this period of distancing, we're hosting the first ever fully remote Southampton Game Jam. This is the first of our jams which doesn't require travel to Southampton! We're working hard to ensure it still has the community feel of our regular jams. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you've been to the Southampton Game Jam before.

The Jam will run for two weeks - to give plenty of time (including two full weekends) to pull together your game. Feel free to spend the full two weeks, or just a few hours, making your game, whatever is comfortable for you. It's especially important at this time to maintain your health so make sure you exercise and sleep properly. We'll announce a detailed schedule closer to the start.

Join us on the discord to form a team, discuss your ideas, and share in-progress screenshots/videos/etc.

Schedule

6pm Friday 27th MarchLivestream with theme announcement (video recording to follow).
6pm-7pm DailyCome jam together on the Discord. Share your progress, discuss ideas, or just hang out.
6pm Saturday 4th AprilMini-showcase. Livestream of assets so far, as well as a play through of any work-in-progress games available.
7pm Friday 10th AprilSubmission deadline. Have your game available and uploaded to itch.
7pm Friday 10th April - 7pm Sunday 12th AprilPeople's Choice Voting. Please play each other's games - leave reviews in the comments - and vote for your one favourite game.
7pm Sunday 12th AprilShowcase. Livestream of final assets, as well as a play through of submitted games. Announcement of winner of people's choice (video recording to follow).

Theme


Diversifiers

Diversifiers are optional constraints you can choose to include in your game. We hope they will inspire you.

  • Local Pride: Make a game that features Southampton
  • Distance: Make a game that teaches or encourages good social distancing practices
  • Clean Hands: Make a game that can be played hands-free
  • Virtual Cafe: Make a game that involves talking to people
  • International Effort: Make a game with no (intelligible) text
  • Happy Birthday: Make a game that lasts 20 to 30 seconds, so can be played to time hand washing
  • The ol’ switcheroo: Midway through the jam, swap your game with another team and work on each other's games from this point forward
  • Reality TV: Livestream (or record) the development of your game.
  • Legacy Game: Each playthrough of your game affects the next one
  • 1 Run a Day: Make a game designed to be played once a day.

Rules

  • All games should be made during the two weeks of the game jam.
  • Teams should not meet physically to work on the game - tools such as Discord, Google Docs, and GitHub should be used to coordinate development.
  • We don't accept any discriminatory content based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, etc.
  • All participants agree to the terms of participation.
  • Wash your hands.