The topic will be revealed HERE as soon as the jam starts!
The topics of the previous two years were "Everything Interacts With Everything" and "Intentional Bugs".
Check out last year's results:
Just as the last times, I'll try to pick a crazy and unconventional topic, pushing you to the limits of your creativity.
Note, that the topic is meant for those who want to challenge their design skills. Following the topic is not a requirement!
The jam starts Friday, February the 26th. You'll have roughly 3 Days to make your entry. Simplicity is highly encouraged (and even one of the ranking factors) so spending just a couple of hours on your game should work as well. Go as hard or easy on it as you want.
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. :)
In my experience, here is what you need to do if you want to win one of the top spots:
Obviously there are exceptions to all rules but still, I hope it helps. :)
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: https://freesound.org 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. :)