Submission open from 2017-06-01 23:00:00 to 2017-06-18 22:59:59
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Hello everyone! Wizard Jam is the bi-annual Idle Thumbs community-run game jam.

Wizard Jam is not a contest; the main emphasis is to celebrate the Thumbs community through sharing and collaboration over the course of a fortnight. We write devlogs and post GIFs. We offer support and volunteer music, sounds and other assets. We play each other's games and stream them. It's a lot of fun.

The other thing we try to emphasise is encouraging people to try making something new and unfamiliar; or to try game development for the first time entirely. We run the jam over the course of two weeks to give people the room to try something weird and see how it turns out.


Here are some details:

Date: Friday 2nd June - Sunday 22nd June

Theme: Choose an episode title from any show on the Idle Thumbs podcast network and use it as a theme prompt for your game. Use this site to browse through show titles: (Thanks to Broxxar, Panzorfork & matt.ishii for providing the site)


The diversifiers are an optional challenge for the jam. They're designed to help you design a game around a specific limitation (or set of limitations). You can choose as many (or as few) as you like and incorporate them into your game. (The diversifiers list will be chosen and revealed on this page later on)

[from the Wizard Jam 5 welcome thread @]