This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-05-04 04:00:00 to 2021-05-26 04:00:00. View results
An open challenge to create a game in the STAR WARS universe focused on DROIDS in a 3 week time frame. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to professionals. This jam is meant to be a tribute and celebration of one of the world's greatest pop-culture universes.
The jam submission period will run between May 4th, 2021 and May 25th 2021. The judging period will be help between May 26th and June 2nd. Once judging is over, winners will be announced here on this page and in the community forums. There will be a judge's pick, a community pick, and a host's pick. There are 3 guest judges that have signed on to assist with the judging. Those judges are Vimlark, Xanderwood, and MottzyMakes.
Entries which break these rules or have no clear relation to the Requirement (focus/theme) will be removed without notification. If you want clarification on why your game was removed, please contact clonethirteen on twitter.
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Make a game focused on droids.
This is the focus (limitation) for the jam. An entry must include droids to qualify.
Droids are any AI controlled being you can conjure. This could be:
There are no limitations on tools, genre, or audiovisual style.
Entrants rate games on the following criteria for Community Pick. The judge's and host will use this same criteria to make their picks.
We all understand that Star Wars fandom can be a volatile/toxic social environment. We are not here to judge someone vision/interpretation of how they view the star wars universe. As said before, the games created here do not have to be "canon," whatever that means. We are here to give constructive and viable feedback on game making. If you make a comment on someone submission that condemns them for their view on the star wars universe, it is possible that it could be grounds for disqualification.
First of all, everyone that completes and submits a project is a winner hands down. There will be Picks made to exemplify the top entries.
The Community Pick will get to pick the "Focus" for next years Star Wars Fan Game Jam.
The 3 Judges Pick's will each get to suggest a theme for next years Star Wars Fan Game Jam.
The Host's Pick will get to pick 1 of the 3 above suggestion to be next years theme.
All 5 of those picks will a shirt commemorating this years jam! See the mockup below. This theme will be on the back of the shirt.
Also with the shirt those 5 picks will also get a small glow-in-the-dark trophy which also commemorates this years event.
What tools/engines can/should I use? Use anything you like! We recommend a proper game engine to save time - something like Unity, Godot, Construct, Unreal, etc.
Not sure what to use? Ask in the community. We have a lot of experienced members familiar with various tools.
I'm awful at music/art. How could I ever make a game? Our jams allow external assets credited appropriately. We insist you credit everything, even Creative Commons Zero or Public Domain. If you use external assets without credit, your game will be removed from the jam.
I don't know how to program. Can I still make games? Absolutely! Many systems require minimal programming. The best way to learn is to get your feet wet, and a game jam is a wonderful no-risk way to try out new tech. There are many tutorials for the game engine of your liking on YouTube.
Am I required to use theme? Not technically, but it is a voting category, so you will score higher overall with a good use of the theme.
Should I build for Windows/Mac/Linux/web/[insert system here]? Yes! Although an HTML build is preferable, you can build for as many systems as you can so more people can play your game. We recommend finding someone with the target system to test your build long before the jam ends so you can be sure it works.
I didn't finish. Should I submit? Yes! Game jams are about creating prototypes. A finished game takes years. You can still win with a cool idea, even if the experience is brief.
How can I get more people to play my entry? Play games from the jam and on itch.io, leaving quality feedback. Ask the dev politely to play your game, so they know you're looking for feedback. There's also a new feature on itch.io that shows your entry when you comment on the game's jam page so be sure to do so there.
Can I make a multiplayer game? Yes, but we don't recommended it due to the extra difficulty giving feedback.
Can I make a 2D/2.5D/3D game? Yep! There are no graphical limitations to this jam.
Can I enter other jams with the same game? Absolutely, as long as you follow all rules and time limitations for each jam. Note we lock submissions, so you won't be able to upload new builds while this jam is being rated.
Where can I ask more questions? Ask in the community for this jam
Looking for tips on how to succeed at the jam? Below are some links to a few guides on how to do better at game jams.
How to Quickly Get Ideas in Game Jams by Jonas Tyroller
Top 5 Tips To Do Better In Game Jams by Vimlark
Game Jam Tips - 13 Things To Know For Your First Game Jam by Tim Ruswick
29 Game Jam TIPS! by Blackthornprob
HOW TO GAME JAM! by Brackeys
Good Luck to all!
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