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I think it comes down to trust. It's not fun to cheat. You can tell and if you got caught then you have a chance of getting banned from jams. It's not worth the risk. Most people will follow the rules because they like the challange and it's unfair to cheat when others are following the rules. Even if you cheat you won't nessarsariy make a better game. Game jams are about doing a lot with little. The creativity wins over the polish most of the time. They also want to make the jam accesable. Just because a few people cheat doesn't mean they should punish everyone

Totally agreed! Game jams are all about having fun. Thank you very much!