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Created a new topic Theme Announcement Question

Even though submissions will not be due until the end of February 2018, would there be any objections to the theme being announced on January 1 to give people time to design their games?

Interesting concept.  Difficult to read the instructions and the 100s limit for definitely increases the overall difficulty.

Some heuristic to ensure that the objects are not hidden behind objects larger than them would be a good improvement for future iterations.

Excellent job.  Only criticism I have is that you can't hit ESC on the "R.I.P. Don" screen to exit, you have to start a new round to quit cleanly.

Created a new topic Next Jam: The Slow Jam


The next Shacknews jam will take place in February 2018.

Created a new topic Submission Deadline Coming Up

The deadline for submissions is tonight at midnight Pacific.

If you think you'll need a little bit more time for your final submission, please do one of the following two things:

1) Prepare an interim submission before midnight.  You can continue to update your submissions after the deadline.

2) If you can't prepare an interim submission before midnight, please let me know before midnight with when you are expecting to be able to submit and I can generate a limited time submission URL for you.

Congrats on being the first entry.

Don't worry about it being a lot.  Read through the linked post and see if any ideas pop to mind from any element of the wall.

Created a new topic Theme Announcement

The theme for the Shacknews Jam is:

Shacknews E3 Meme Wall

The Shacknews E3 Meme Wall


Note that you do not have to use the meme wall directly in your game.  The meme wall is a collection of several of the more popular Shacknews memes over the last several years, and as such any of the elements included on the wall may be used.

Please submit your game through itch.io before midnight Pacific on November 5.

Post your progress using the #ShacknewsJam Twitter hashtag.


Have fun!

Jam starts Thursday.

Jam starts in one week.


Created a new topic First Theme Hint: "June 12"


The theme has been selected and will be announced on November 2 at 8:00pm Pacific.

Created a new topic Potential Game Jam Themes

These are the game jam themes with some level of promise from the previous thread on Shacknews.  If you have additional recommendations, please feel free to post them as a reply.

What makes a good theme?  It should act as a mild constraint, but not say "you must do this type of game."

  • Midadventures in cooking
  • Passive aggressiveness
  • 2018
  • Privacy strips
  • Drop zone
  • Lamp, sand, lime
  • Eggplants
  • No pixel art
Created a new topic Team Builder Set Up

If you are planning on working as part of a team or are hoping to get other people to help you out, I've now set up a team builder through crowdforge.io.


Created a new topic Prizes Added To Jam

I've added US$300 worth of gift cards to the game jam as prizes.

Hopefully, we'll be able to increase the prize levels further, but this is a start.