Hey I am an Art-Student from Germany. Over the past 2 years I mainly concentrated on games, their theory, tools and learning the general skills. I will use Aseprite and TIledMap for graphics and Levles. Perhaps Blender, in case i go 3d or pseudo 3d. Ableton Live 9 will serve for Audio/Music-tasks.
LibGdx in IntelliJ and depending on the concept I'll probably try Ashley for the first time. I gonna use my own little library of Helper-classes (Aseprite-loader, easy AnimatedSpriteSet, TiledMap extensions ect) - will be able on github after the jam i guess.
Can't wait to get my hands on the jam. Good luck to everyone. And much more important: Have fun!