This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-01-17 08:00:00 to 2020-01-20 08:00:00. View results
Feel free to interpret the theme in any way you want!
The topic is meant for those who want to challenge their creativity and design skills
but following the topic is not required to submit your game.
Watch the announcement video...
The jam starts January 17th.
After that you have 3 Days to make your entry.
Simplicity is highly encouraged so spending just a couple of hours on your game should work as well.
Every participant will be able to rate other games on:
We have an awesome creative game dev community on Discord so if you're looking for a team, technical support or feedback, this is the place to look. I want you to create something WOWIE which is why I'll hang out on Discord for the entire weekend doing my best to support you with whatever you need.
Last time the Discord group was super active during the jam and it was a ton of fun. :)
I've put together a quick playlist with tips for you. (Use the icon at the top right to switch between videos.) It includes a couple of useful videos for example one with the most common mistakes of last year's WOWIE Jam. Let's try to learn from that and do even better this time around!
Note: You don't need to use any of the provided resources if you don't want to.
I'm just trying my best to support you wherever I can so I've put together an asset pack with free music and sound effects you can use to speed up your process. Yes, you can also use them outside of the jam.
Here are some more useful sites you can use to get your sounds if you want:
Freesound.org License: https://freesound.org/help/faq/#wait-this-is-all-free
8bit Sound Generator: https://www.bfxr.net/
8bit Sound Generator License: You have full rights to all sounds made with bfxr, and are free to use them for any purposes, commercial or otherwise.
Colors matter quite a lot for nice visuals. I find this to be quite a useful tool:
Color Scheme Generator: http://colormind.io/
Open Game Art: https://opengameart.org
Open Game Art License: https://opengameart.org/content/faq#q-how-to-credit
You can use these rough milestone suggestions to make sure you stay on track if you want. Remember to keep it simple!
Good luck, have fun. :)