This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-02-07 15:00:00 to 2020-02-09 12:00:00. View 10 entries

Viborg Gam Jam - Winter Edition 2020, hosted by Game Hub Scandinavia

A 48 hour long game jamming challenge (February 7 - Februar 9) to create prototype games and connect with your peers around the passion of games.

THE GAME JAM IS OVER AFTER A SPECTACULAR WEEKEND!

40+ jammers, a motivated jam team and several guests ended the jam with trying games and voting for the best games!

Best Graphics - TRASH QUEST
Best Sound - THE HERO IS A LIAR
Best Mechanics - WOLFGANG
Best Game - UNTITLED BOSS GAME
Best use of theme - UNTITLED BOSS GAME
The Voyager - MALL MASSACRE 3000

Go test out the game under the submissions-page!

The theme this jam was: "How did I get here?"

Now the Viborg Game Jam team is stepping back to plan for the next event...
Below you can read all the previous stuff about the game jam.


Theme was a secret until February 7th!

The theme was quite... mysterious.

Hint in the poster!

Join us on Discord to discuss the jam and have a good time. 

Remember to sign up for the jam at Eventbrite!

Viborg-Game-Jam-2020

Rules of the jam

We're all here to have a good time, but remember common courtesy. 

  1. Follow the code of conduct and house-rules
  2. Team sizes: Whatever floats your boat. :)
  3. Credit everything  in the game, including common assets and your own work. This must be accessible from the start of the game.

Requirements of the game

Game type is completely open!

Game genre is completely open! 

The theme is a source of inspiration but not a strict requirement.

Practical information

The game jam is a physical event.

You need to be at the venue in Viborg to participate in the game jam. 

The address is: Arsenalet, Kasernevej 8-10, Viborg 8800 DK. Link to Google Maps.

Additionally, we provide:

  1. Sleeping areas
  2. Showers
  3. Breakfast and fruit throughout the game jam
  4. Eating utensils
  5. Paper and markers

You need to bring:

  1. Your own creative tools (PC, laptop, digital drawing tablet etc.)
  2. Sleeping bag, pillow and sleeping matt
  3. Daily necessities 
  4. Dinner and drinks

FAQ

About the requirements:

Can I combine genres?

Yes! You have absolute creative freedom.

Can I make games unrelated to the theme?

Yes! But keep in mind it may impact your chances at being displayed at Viborg Game Expo during Viborg Animation Festival.

Can I make board games and card games?

Yes! Traditional games are just as awesome as digital games.

Other questions:

What code-language are we using during the jam?

You and your team are free to use any Game Engine and any Coding Language!

Do I need a team?

You don't need to be in a team. If you want to work on your own idea as a lone wolf, feel free to do so. 

Is the theme a limitation? Do I need to interpret it literally?

Not at all! The theme is a source of inspiration. You will in fact score more points if you think of unique ways to interpret the theme.

I did not finish the game. Should I submit it?

Absolutely! During the game jam we're focusing on making game prototypesA solid prototype can still be the most enjoyable game, and it's worth showcasing to get any sort of feedback for you to evolve and learn. EVEN an amazing pitch for a game concept is accepted!

I can't make music. How can I get cool background music for my game?

If you're lucky, you might team up with a composer who can make original sound for your game! Otherwise there's plenty of royalty- and license free music on the internet. Simply just go to Google and search for "royalty free music", "free music for commercial use" or "license free music".

What about assets, tools and engines? Where can I find them? Can I use any tools?

Check out our list of tools in our Discord in #resources. We've provided just a few examples. But anything is allowed. Games aren't limited to digital software.

Can I make a multiplayer game?

Of course! Multiplayer games are also fun! One of the major aspects of a game is its ability to create a gather-point for relations to emerge. Multiplayer-games especially so. Just remember you only have 48 hours, so remember the scope of the game.

Where can I ask more questions?

Ask away in our Discord channel. Write an @Admin any time.

Judging

The games created during the game jam will be judged by everyone present. Judge entries and disqualified submissions will not be rated. Judging will be on the following criteria:

  • Fun: Enjoyment of the game. Are the mechanics interesting? Do I want to play more?
  • Innovation: How cleverly are the game concepts mashed together? Are there interesting original concepts?
  • Technical: Complexity of implementation. Does the game push technical boundaries? Does it scream "wow, this was done under jam constraints?" Does it have special tech that makes it stand out?
  • Audio: Auditory presentation. How well does the music/sound fit the game?
  • Graphics: Visual presentation. How clean/consistent does it look? How fluid are the animations? Is there a clever use of color, contrast, and other visual skills?
  • Theme: Implementation of the jam theme. How much does the game utilize the theme? How unusual is the interpretation? Thinking out of the box on the theme (not taking it literally) will score you more points.

Prizes

First of all, you will be honored and put on a pedestal by your peers at the game jam. 

Secondly, we have prepared diplomas for the best game selected by the participants for each topic in the judging criteria.

The game jam is all about the fun of making games together.

Rights

The participants and teams own their respective game (IPs).

However, The Animation Workshop and Game Hub Scandinavia reserve the rights to share and display the games as they are at the end of the game jam on any platform we see fit.

Other sponsors and partners do not own any rights.

Code of Conduct

During the game jam we expect people to display appropriate behavior.

  • Be considerate to others.
  • Show respect to others and the local rules of how to use the building
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Refrain from demeaning, discrimination, harassment and hate speech
  • Be mindful of the surroundings
  • Alert organizers immediately if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or violations of the Code of Conduct

Anyone displaying unacceptable behavior will be removed from the premises. 

About us

What is The Animation Workshop

The Animation Workshop is part of VIA University College in Denmark, and one of Europe's leading schools in animation. The Animation Workshop offers established formal degrees in Computer Graphic Arts, Character Animation and Graphic Storytelling, as well as a wide array of professional training, courses, workshops and residencies for animators from all around the world.

What is Game Hub Scandinavia?

Game Hub Scandinavia is a cross-border partnership between several organizations in Denmark and Sweden. Our partners all contribute with their unique knowledge and networks, spanning from researchers in universities, artists in the animation industry, investors in the business sector, teachers in higher educations , business consultants and established game companies. Together we build the framework for making the games industry a primary resource and income in Scandinavia.

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Wolfgang the Werewolf and the notorious Woofer mob
Platformer
*Sigh...* How did I get there?
Simulation
Play a story backwards as a hero who lies all the time
Adventure
Use the power to travel between parallel realities to make your way through a dangerous laboratory.
Puzzle
Survival
Play in browser
A game of survival. A PVP experience.
Survival
How did I get here? No! I must remember who I am! Help me finding my memories!
Puzzle
Guide little critters to where they're trying to get to
Puzzle
Play in browser
A small boy has lost his parents in the supermarket. Can you help him against the scary adults?
Action