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LocJAMming for dummies

A topic by Alain Dellepiane created 81 days ago Views: 763
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Since some seem to be struggling with itch.io, here is a complete step by step guide from zero to submitting your entry

Creating your account

I guess most of you already got this far. You just need to go open https://itch.io/, click on Register and input your data.

If you're a team, you can create as many accounts as you want, but you should pick one to submit your entry and host your profile


Editing your profile

Pretty self explanatory. Use the Edit profile and Edit theme to describe your team with custom icons, headers, colors and a description with your members, hobbies, online contacts and more!



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Joining the jam

Now, go to https://itch.io/jam/locjam-rpg and click "Join jam". Again you can do this with multiple accounts in order to receive notification emails and post on the forums, but you should only one "team" account to submit your entry (see below)





Creating your game entry

Once your translation is complete, it's time to post it as an itch.io game. First of all, click on the menu on the top right of the screen and select "Upload new project"


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Remember to:

-Set Pricing as No payments, since you are tied to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

-Use and [xx] iso language code in the tilte if you are translating into one of the unlisted language(i.e. ca, fr-ca, nl, pl…)

-Select the right kind of project (HTML if you kept the original format, Downloadable if you converted it into Doc/Pdf/Png...)





If you kept the original HTML format, the game will be readable straight from the game page (more details here).
In that case, create a zipfile with all your contents and mark it as "this file will be played in browser".

If you switched to another format (doc/pdf/png...) or want to make your files downloadable too, upload a single file or a zipped folder as needed and DON'T mark it as "this file will be played in browser".


Additional settings for HTML uploads


And we're done. Don't forget to add descriptions, screenshots, videos and then select Public to make the entry visible to all



Submitting your entry

Now that you have everything ready, joining is dead easy. Go back to the LocJAM page https://itch.io/jam/locjam-rpg and click on Submit your project. At that point, just select the relevant details...




And you're done! Once again, remember to add screenshots, videos and postmortems to your entry and profile in order to stand out!


And that's all. Feel free to check team-dummy's entry https://itch.io/jam/locjam-rpg/rate/1111064 and profile https://dummy-team.itch.io/ for inspiration and have fun!