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The theme of Spring Game Jam 2023 is hidden in the picture above. Look closely. Still not sure?

The theme is:

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS!

WHAT?

Spring Game Jam 2023 is a traditional 48h hackathon in making games organised by Gamedev at Charles University in collaboration with this year's main partner and sponsor Beat Games, who will have members present at the jam, so you can stop by and chat with them!

Anybody can sign up and compete for honor and fun. Game jams are here to bring people of various skills keen on game development together; an opportunity to meet new friends, acquire new skills, try out new ideas, and be creative. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned game developer, Spring Game Jam 2023 is for you.

Our game jams are open to anyone willing to create a video game. We are glad that the atmosphere at our site is friendly and all participants share their experience and help each other to develop a game.  Furthermore, game development lecturers and industry professionals will be available on-site to help you solve your issues during development.

At the end of the jam, all participants will be able to vote for their favourite game from the jam receiving a PEOPLE’S AWARD of Spring Game Jam 2023!

This year's jam limit is 100 participants, so join quickly! Only the first 100 joined on itch.io will be allowed to enter the real-life site, make sure all your team members are here!

WHERE?

The game jam will be hosted by Gamedev at Charles University at the Malá Strana building on Malostranské náměstí 25, Prague.  We will provide each participant with a comfortable seat for work, internet access, basic kitchen appliances, and some refreshments to enjoy the jam and really focus on the game and collaboration with your friends and colleagues. 

Facilities provided: 

1) Toasters, kettles, pots, dishes and all the elementary kitchen equipment

2) 25 comfortable floating beds (if you take a sleeping bag, it is easy to get some sleep in one of the empty rooms)

3) Showers

4) Working space

WHEN?

All the time-related events are expressed in CEST (=Prague time)

Friday 5.5.2023

14:00 - Site is open - We will be glad for any help provided to get things ready

17:30 - Opening speech by organizers

18:00 - JAM THEME announcement

18:00 - JAM STARTS! You have 48 hours to create your game

Saturday 6.5.2023

A full day devoted to game jamming!

12:00 - Screenshot Noon - Send a screenshot of your game to the itch.io forum of this jam

14:00-15:00 - Take a moment and think about the remaining work on your game. Lecturers will regularly cruise the site to help you

Sunday 7.5.2023

12:00 - Screenshot Noon - Send a screenshot of your game to the itch.io forum of the jam

16:00 - Time is running up!

18:00 - Jam ends!

18:00 - Submissions through itch.io are closed (HARD deadline!)

18:00 - Voting period starts!

Monday 8.5.2023

18:00 - Deadline for submitting your 1-2min gameplay video to Spring Game Jam 2023 (add it to your itch.io submission page)

Monday 8.5.2023 - Thurdsay 11.5.2023

Voting time! All jam submitters + contributors may vote for the The People’s Award of Spring Game Jam 2023

11.5.2023 12:00 - Voting ENDs!

Thursday 11.5.2023

Spring Game Jam's after-event - Announcing winners, networking, discussion & trivia behind the scenes! Bring your games so that others may play them.

11.5.2023 19:00 - Malostranské náměstí 25, lecture hall S9 (food will be available)

PRIZES?

Nothing can replace the feeling of creating and experimenting with something new. However, we will still like to give some form of feedback and appreciation for your creations.

Competition is split into two categories.

1. Spring Game Jam 2023 Best Game Award (voted by a panel of judges)

2.  The People’s Award of Spring Game Jam 2023 (voted by participants)

In the Best Game Award, the top 3 teams will get vouchers for games, redeemable at Steam, Playstation Store or Microsoft Store.

1st place - a game voucher for 1500 CZK for each team member

2nd place - a game voucher for 800 CZK for each team member

3rd place - a game voucher for 400 CZK for each team member

VOTING?

All participants who will submit a game or who will be contributors to some submission may vote on the games. Note that you will NOT be able to update your submissions during the voting period to ensure fairness! Although, you can still modify your webpage however you want.

There will be 7 categories for ranking the games:

  • Overall impression (PRIMARY CATEGORY)
  • Theme (is the game related to the theme?)
  • Innovation (is gameplay innovative?)
  • Fun (is the game fun to play?)
  • Controls (game controls are snappy, easy to play with?)
  • Visuals (nice looking game?)
  • Music & Sounds (nice audio in the game?)

SIGN UP?

Register itch.io account or login if you have one and click on "Join jam" button above (scroll up).

COMMUNITY?

Facebook Event to share with / invite your friends!

Discord server for most up-to-date news and online communication of the jam!

RULES?

Max team size - 4 jammers; join the jam; submit your game on time to itch.io!

The build must run either on Windows 10+ based computer and/or Android 6.0+ mobile device; if you're targeting WebGL, make sure to make it compatible with at least one of the mentioned devices.

Please, read and respect our Code of ConductTerms & Conditions and Rules

Especially note that as a part of submission, you're required to fill out this form until 24 hours from the end of the jam.

See you soon!

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Submissions(30)

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A small game about drawing graffiti.
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become cat make povidla
Adventure
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amazing top-down singleplayer game
Real exorcists are too expensive, you will have to manage...
Adventure
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Puzzle mining with memory training.
Puzzle
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Not on my watch
Interactive Fiction
Game Of The Year
A thrilling item merger!
Survival
Try to keep up your pawn shop afloat. Look out for fakes and haggle about the price.
Simulation
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You are a devil, who has lost the tails. Find them, or stay detailed forever!
Puzzle
Crawl, shoot and stab your way through a dungeon full of not-so-friendly characters.
Action
Wholesome puzzle game about creating pixelart with stamps
Puzzle
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A platformer with a powerful storyline
Platformer
Detective game, where players must identify evil skeletons hiding among innocent people in a mysterious mansion.
Puzzle
Manage workers and fullfill the quota
summon the best you can
Simulation
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Action
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Castle defense game with spell(ing)s
Strategy
Find the alien hiding in the crowd !
Shooter
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Go through the most important interview of your life of a Game Developer. The interview with the Devil CEO.
Interactive Fiction
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Match letters into words and do inventory management to defeat your enemies.
Puzzle
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