I submitted this game before the deadline - https://akusan.itch.io/heroes-of-aether-war
But I do not see it on the entries list. May I know why?
Hello, I'm an itch.io admin. There are no known issues with our submission system, and we had no downtime during the submission period. The submission time is very strict, if you miss it by 1 second then your submission will not be allowed.
I checked the upload dates & times for your project, and I see that the files you have uploaded were uploaded after the submission deadline for the jam, so my guess is that you missed the deadline. This jam is configured to block new files from being uploaded after the submission deadline, so even if you had a submission page up, your files would not have been able to be added.
will they still allow my project to be submitted still ?
I wish that was mentioned on the rules. We were so busy working on our game.
I am sorry to hear that you have the same issue. Please let me know what you find out as the resolution and I will let you know also if I find anything out
Well many are new to itch.io, i feel it could have been explain in the FAQ since many might ask this question.
Also, we hit Submit button before the deadline and followed the standard itch game submission. So technically we submitted the game before the deadline and it was not last minute. It was not our fault that the submit button did not work as intended or there was a technical issue that itch did not work as intended. This should have been clarified better like literally explaining to check "Entries" and search for your entry.
This. We can't be responsible for checking every single entry that people claim they put through but didn't go through. It is up to the submitter to familiarize themselves with the system and leave themselves plenty of time to submit in case of errors.
The deadline is a hard deadline for a reason.
That is kind of the problem here... because we submitted games on many game jams before so we are familiar with how itch game jams work. So it was quite the surprise and caught a lot of us off guard that the submission system for this jam is different and even if it was mentioned in the rules, it was very vague and not specific enough. It may have been mentioned on Discord but a lot of us were busy working on our game. We submitted before the deadline, followed the rules, submitted the way we submitted on previous game jams, but apparently we got a hoodwinked because of some different systems or settings in place, and not to mention finding out if there is an error is not as easy as it sounds since there is no error message or anything nor any messages of successful submission. It is just disappointing after working so hard and being so stressed.
Thanks for responding.
I'll admit that I have not submitted any games to itch.io game jams before. How did the submission process for IGMC differ?
Uploading a new game via the submit button did not automatically enter you into the contest. I thought it was normal, but apparently it wasn't.
When you upload via the submit button on itch, the upload process also is part of the submission - normally. But i heard that since IGMC is larger scale and higher stakes there was some modifications (code it think) to this jam which may have affected the submission process, but unfortunately some of us found out too late and the time was up. The rules did not specify the actual process of making sure how the game was submitted and it gave instructions that we thought we understood from previous itch game jam submission process (i did 26+ game jams for fun, this is the only game jam that did this to me - which was not fun because i stayed up till 3AM and couldn't sleep for 3 more hours to alleviate the stress, even more LOL!). I enjoyed making my game with my team. I am just disappointed that it wasn't listed on the entries for me to share to my friends and team.
Thanks again for the reply. I am pretty sure you are busy especially with this high stakes jam, so I appreciate that you take the time to reply.
And yes, lots of it went wrong! lol
Hey, sorry this was confusing. This jam blocks new files from being adding to your project page only during the submission time. You can submit early and continue to upload files up until the submission deadline is over.
Yup, sounds like we are forced to do something like that. Too bad your brilliant strategy is not mentioned anywhere in the rules but instead learned through terrible experiences like this. Thanks for sharing your great idea!