you made me cry so i would congratulate on that :) really enjoyed my time with it
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I am a big fan of the "world 2" with its lighting because the trees getting whiter just seems to fit here.
(also a little tip for godot you can disable the debug mode like in the export window)
One of the goals of this jam is to give the incredible annual My Famicase Exhibition the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, their website is a little slow, and can be hard to navigate. Here are a couple of ways to help you choose a cart to base your game on:
#1: Browse famicase.com
This is the obvious one. Of course, their site is a little slow and I'm a little worried we might eat up their entire bandwidth quota and their webhost might take it down or something (hence #1 above). It isn't immediately obvious, and they don't seem to link them anywhere, but you can browse prior years all the way back to 2008 by changing the year in the URL. For example, to check out the 2010 collection, change the 21 in http://famicase.com/21/index.html to a 10, like so: http://famicase.com/10/index.html.
Years prior to 2008 and later can be found here. Warning it takes some time to load and can be a bit heavy depending on your machine with its animation
#2: Let RANDOM FAMICASE decide for you
Pyrofoux made this neat little tool (updated to 2021) to randomly browse through the Famicase collection. This one is helpful if you have trouble picking a cart out of the hundreds and hundreds of great designs. Warning: Right now this tool hotlinks images from famicase.com, which makes it just as slow as browsing the site directly. If you want to help with the development of this tool here is the repo
#3 Famicase Finder
You are totally free to make whatever you want inspired by the My Famicase Exhibition.
If you want to take a quick look what other people made in the years before 2021 take a look under these links!
Question: Can I-
But: Be nice and respectful. Don't be hurtful or harmful. Breaking this rule will get you banned.
Do I need permission from the original artist?
YES! Find a way to contact the original Famicase artist and ask for permission. If they deny it, feel free to choose a different cart.
Will there be voting/judging/ranking/prizes?
None of the sort. Just people making games and stuff :)
This jam is 100% non-competitive. There is enough crunch in the world already, and we believe prizes and competition are terrible motivators. Taking part and making something is a reward in itself.
Wait, what's Famicase anyway?
It's the annual My Famicase Exhibition, organized and hosted by Super Meteor in Japan. They accept submissions for fictional famicom-style game cartridge designs and descriptions every year and then display them in their shop and on their website. This jam is meant to a) bring attention to this amazing little thing and b) to turn these fictional cartridge designs into real little videogames!
Can I start early?
Yes! Feel free to start early if you like. This is supposed to be a very relaxed jam with very few restrictions.
Is there a deadline?
Submissions are open all through August. Maybe longer, we'll see.
Can I work on an old project?
You can work on anything even if you didn't start it during the jam.
Does my game have to follow the Famicase entry's description?
No! You're free to adhere to the provided description, but you don't have to.
Do I have to name my game after its inspirational Famicase entry?
Do I have to pick a cart from 2021?
No, you're free to pick any Famicase design regardless of year. This is the 2021 exhibition. They also have this cool page listing every Famicase design ever made, they call it Chronicle. See also our other post
Can I call dibs on a design?
No reservations. And yes, there can be multiple games based on the same cart. There have been some in the past, and it was always super interesting to see different interpretations of the same theme.
Do I have to work solo or can I work as a team?
You can work however you want to!
If you're looking for collaborators, check out the Teams part of the jam community or the #teamfinding channel of our discord server.
Where can I share my progress?
Feel free to post it here in the community section. If forums are not your thing, you can also join our discord and post in the #progress channel.
You're welcome to share your progress anywhere else as well. If you're on Twitter, use the #AGBIC hashtag so people can find it.
What about copyright? / Is it legal to use these covers as inspiration? / Can I use parts of the graphic in my game? / Can I turn this into a commercial project?
Copyright unfortunately is A Thing and there is something called Fair Use (at least in the US) but, if a famicase designer does not want you to turn it into a game, please respect their wishes and choose another cart. This jam is all about a relaxed atmosphere, and there's nothing chill about legal issues.
If you got any questions about the will of the original author concerning for example copying the art style, then ask them about it. We may disqualify you if there are any hassles with the original author, so ask them before you start working on your game.
Thanks Matthias! Since it took so long to create the integration, we just added some more content / museum pieces along with some music. And I am really curious if other people also like the travel method
Hey that sounds wonderful I just have some head ups for you.
1. this is not a plugin rather a collection of code snippets that provide the functionality
2. this Update Post was more along the lines maybe someone is intressted in and not it is actually in there
3. always test your engine before buying any kit even mine ;)
4. I actually think that you don't really need my tool for a thing like https://theziumsociety.itch.io/
5. don't want to be rude just want to be really clear and help you :)