What are the prizes? The Game Jam that RPG Biz is hosting next week has over $100 in prizes. Four weeks is actually too long. The productive game making contest do not last longer than two weeks.
Prizes??? Too, Too, Too LONG!
I changed it back to two weeks, and I'll be honest there isn't really a prize but the main point is it's a nice little "contest" for experience, or the fun of it. Some people don't have motivation to just make a game randomly, so they need that little nudge that is a "deadline". But I understand everything you're saying. Maybe I just don't know cause I come from different communities, haha. Most people I know don't care for prizes.
I entered a game making contest, once, that had no prizes and had a month deadline. Unfortunately, I was the only contestant. Near the beginning of previous mentioned contest, there was another game making contest, on the same forum, that had a few small monetary prizes, and forum badges. It had a two weeks deadline and had six contestants.
I appreciate you answering. We may indeed be from different cultures, and that is nice. Everybody thinking the same would be boring and not intellectually stimulating.