This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-09-12 16:00:00 to 2020-10-04 06:00:00. View 39 entries
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The theme of the jam is 'Celebrating Latinx Culture.' Latin American and Hispanic countries have rich histories, cultures, and traditions. There is so much to celebrate using games as a medium!
Everyone! Unidos means 'United.' Latinx culture belongs to different races, religions, languages, and countries. The jam wants to celebrate the beauty of it all.
Any platform you feel comfortable using as long as the game can run on Windows (without the need to install other programs) or browsers, to itch.io. You can support other platforms too, if you'd like (Mac and/or Linux). No physical games, Super Mario Maker levels, Dreams (PS4) games, or games that require an emulator to run.
Any assets that you have made, purchased, or downloaded with proper licensing.
We will have professional developers from various disciplines at EA and Bungie play and give feedback to selected finalist games during the Unidos Online stream event October 9th - October 11th. The event will be featured on the Twitch front page and hosted on the Latinx in Gaming partnered Twitch channel!
We would like to offer a few directions that may help you think outside the box. Although using Challenges is not required, they could help you make a unique game that you may have never thought about before!
Mother Tongue - Game supports at least one other language from Latin America and/or Caribbean (Spanish, Portuguese, indigenous dialects, etc.) besides English
For the Patria - Game focuses on cultural subject - folklore, mythology, tradition, food, landscape, etc.
Activista - Subject matter shines a light on civil issues - visas, immigration, etc. - topics that the Latinx community deals with
Paz - Game has mechanics that are not violent or threatening (i.e. no shooting, damage, etc.)
No Distractions - Game has no HUD elements
Carnaval - Game features original/free-to-use music and rhythms typical of Latin America and/or Caribbean
Old School - Game uses only 256 colors in all of its presentation
Quality, creativity, and relation to the theme. The judges will be picking 12 finalists that will represent contenders for the following categories:
Best Narrative, Best Audio, Best Gameplay, Best Art, Best Use of Challenges and Best Overall
The winners within each category will be eligible for a prize pool of $5K (USD) and announced Sunday October 11th during the Unidos Online stream!
Yes! Please join the Latinx In Gaming server. A channel for the game jam is open for you to use. You'll be able to talk to other jammers to get brainstorm, form teams, and get feedback or help.
Games submitted to the Unidos Online Game Jam must not contain nudity or strong language or visuals. You may make and submit a VR game but with the understanding that few people will have the hardware to judge or play your game.
All games submitted to the jam are required to be made within the time frame of the jam. We will not accept games made prior.
Anything you make during the Unidos Online Game Jam is your property. Latinx In Gaming claims no rights or ownership of your game.
Any game submitted to the Unidos Online Game Jam may show up in Latinx In Gaming's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and Twitch channel without your expressed permission.
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