Ever wanted to make a game but didn't know where to start? Or have you dabbled in the tools needed to make a game? You're in the right place! The tenderfootJam is designed for newcomers as well as those with experience, and to help you learn and grow your skills by making what you love. Games!
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Even though this Jam is designed for newer developers and designers there are some standard rules that you will find below.
If you want to see a list of free tools you can use to make games go to the bottom of the page :)
Be kind and respectful to others. This is a beginner friendly Game Jam. All participants come from different backgrounds and experiences. Do not be rude.
Assets: Code, visuals, audio, etc
Content creation: Assets can be made before the start of the Jam.
Can I submit a game that I have already been working on?
Theme: Fight or Flight
Required Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux.
NSFW Content: Is not allowed and will be removed from the Jam.
Screenshots and a description must accompany your game during the submission process.
What if I miss the deadline to submit my game?
Whether you meet the deadline or not, release the game anyways.
The reward of this Game Jam is GAINING EXPERIENCE and being able to say that YOU MADE A GAME.
Below you will find a list of various FREE tools and software to help you make a game.
Do I have to use the tools listed below?
The following list contains free tools for 2D and 3D art software, game engines, and more!
Inkscape - Vector graphics editor
Krita - Professional painting program
GIMP - Image Editor
Blender - 3D creation suite
Wings 3D - Advanced subdivision modeler
Magicavoxel - Free lightweight 8-bit voxel editor (Windows/macOS)
LMMS - Cross platform DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
Bosca Ceoil - Tool for creating music
Atom - Text editor with optional plugins
Visual Studio Code - Lightweight code editor
Visual Studio - Full IDE (Windows/macOS)
Godot - 2D/3D
Unity - 2D/3D (Windows/macOS)
Unreal Engine - 2D/3D (Windows/macOS)
And remember, Game Jams are about having fun with like-minded people. So make friends, have fun, and dont forget to take care of yourself during the Jam. Your physical and mental health is very important, don't nelgect it.
Oh, and did I mention have fun? ;)