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Thanks Leafo!

I ran the 2018 Awful Summer Jam . Our judging / voting period ended yesterday but the results page is completely empty.

Additionally I cannot see the ranked list for our public voting category "Community Choice". I'd have to open each entry page and look at the rank assigned to it, making it tough to select a runner up winner.


Any help is appreciated, thanks.

This game has been disqualified for lack of content.

-- Awful Jams Staff

https://jwiggs.itch.io/iislands-of-war ;)

Hey Wallriver,

Unfortunately the jam is over, so nobody is allowed to update their games until judging & voting ends. Since that'd be unfair to the people who worked hard to finish their games before the deadline.

-- Awful Jams Staff

Hey, we'd like to include this in the package we put together for streamers, so you can update your build, adding features, fixing bugs, and what-not.

Contact me on Discord and I'll send over feedback notes.

Just a heads up, your game uses a self extracting archive which is technically a violation of the rule against installers.

We talked it over and decided to let it slide in this instance as it doesn't do anything more than unzip the files into the target directory. In the future we're going to clarify the rule to also include self-extracting archives.

tldr: You're fine, just don't use self extracting archives in future Awful jams.

--Awful Jams Staff

We really liked the art but the poor audio, gameplay, and thin theme in light of the many other entries swayed the screening team to disqualify.

We hope you'll participate in future jams!

-- Awful Jams Staff

Hey just a heads up, your external link triggers pop-up blockers. Making it hard to download your game.

In the future you should use Itch.io's hosting.

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This game has been disqualified from judging due to not having enough content to warrant judging and lack of theme.

--Awful Jams Staff

This game has been disqualified due to game breaking bugs preventing progression past the shield enemy.

-- Awful Jams Staff

This game is disqualified from judging due too lacking enough gameplay content to warrant judging.

-- Awful Jams Staff

This game has been disqualified for not having enough gameplay content to warrant judging.

--Awful Jams Staff

This game has been disqualified from judging due to breaking rule 3 on minimal effort entries.

-- Awful Jams Staff

Too late. Jam is over.

This game is exempt from judging.

-- Awful Jams Staff

This game has been disqualified from Judging due to there not being enough to your game. Your game will still be on the entry list though.

-- Awful Jams Staff

This game has been removed because it was uploaded as many separate files instead of a zip. Violating rule 6.

Feel free to resubmit if you upload your game properly.

--Awful Jams Staff

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Hey ShareShift,

Feel free to share the game in the Discord if you want some feedback.

If you submit a game that's broken, has next to no content, or doesn't have anything to do with the theme you're likely to get flagged by the screeners after the jam. So it's up to you.

-- Awful Jams Staff

Your submission to the Awful Summer Jam 2018 has been disqualified for being developed before the jam started.

Please do not resubmit this game to the jam. If you would like to make an original game with the time still left in the jam you are more than welcome.

-- Awful Jams Staff

Hey!

We love to see the jam logo and art used in entries! But it's not at all required to submit.

Thanks for the question!
-- Awful Jams Staff

Hey ShareShift,

The judging process in this jam is intensive for the judges, they put a lot of hard work into reviewing each submitted game. So to be fair to the people who do put time and effort into their jam entry, we disqualify games that have little to no substance.  A good example of this is https://itch.io/jam/awful-summer-jam-2018/rate/278360. While that game is on theme and good for a laugh, there isn't a lot there to talk about. So it's disqualified from judging.

We don't determine "minimal effort" based on skill, engine used, or if a splash screen is present, it just has to have some personality and care put into it.

Thanks for the question!
-- Awful Jams Staff

Personally, I find this hilarious. But it's breaking our rule against low effort entries and is disqualified from judging.

But I'm not removing the submission from the jam, it's hilarious. It just won't be judged.

-- Awful Jams Staff

Hi Praj,

You game has been disqualified and removed due to violating our rules against low effort entries.

Please stop resubmitting your game after it has been removed. If you'd like to take the remaining jam time to make something more substantial, be our guest.

-- Awful Jams Staff

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Hi Psi,

We appreciate your enthusiasm, but there is no rule against this in the jam itself. The EULA simply states you are legally responsible (not Awful Jams) if copyrights holders come knocking.

To clarify, We will not disqualify a game for having copyrighted material. It's not our place to determine what is or isn't infringing. However if your game is DMCA'd, it will be disqualified and we can't do anything to help you.

Thanks!

-- Awful Jams Staff