Notice: If you are interested in participating in the Waltzing Game Jam make sure to join the jam from this page ahead of time to get an e-mail notification about the theme announcement.
When the game jam starts, 3 themes will be announced from which you can choose to incorporate into your game. If you are creative you may even combine more than 1 theme. Feel free to interpret the themes however you want, but please note that using at least one of the provided themes is mandatory and completely neglecting them will get you disqualified. You may write a small section on your game's page on how you implemented the selected theme(s) in order to make your interpretation more transparent to us.
The themes will be announced below once the game jam starts. You will also receive an e-mail notification if you have joined the jam before the start date (see notice above).
The submission of games to jams hosted on itch.io is done directly via itch.io itself. First you create a game page from your dashboard where you fill in the needed information, do uploads, add a game description and images, etc. Publishing your game and setting up its game page is really easy! After that, you can submit your game to the Waltzing Game Jam by simply selecting it from a drop-down field. On submit you are also asked to provide some additional information, like how many people have contributed to your game and if you created all graphics and audio yourself.
Please note that depending on how much work you want to put into the presentation of your game's page, you should plan enough time for doing so.
Games will be rated by a selected jury and the participants of the 3 best games will be notified on October 23rd 2019 or at latest on October 24th 2019.
The jury consists of the following members:
Philipp Wissgott (Co-founder Waltzing)
Klemens Senn (Co-founder Waltzing)
Mariebeth Aquino (CEO XRIOUS)
Matthias Kandler (Media & Network Manager European Youth Award)
Matthias Maschek (Co-founder Lost in the Garden)
Silvana Podaras (Developer / Art enthusiast)
Alex Hauer (Lead Developer Waltzing)
Lukas Prost (Developer)
On October 29th 2019 at 5:00pm the participants with the best 3 game entries will be invited to join a small and private award ceremony at our office. You will receive your prices there.
The price for the 1st place are 3 Tickets | WeAreDevelopers Congress Vienna 2019 (November 28th & 29th | Hofburg Wien).
The price for the 2nd place are 3 Tickets | VIECC Vienna Comic Con (November 23rd & 24th | Messe Wien).
The price for the 3rd place is a 100€ Steam gift card. (May be split into multiple gift cards if it is convenient for your team size)