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It's time to Jam!

by Laura_D | 15th, May 2017

Here we go everyone, the two week long Construct 3 GameJam has begun! You've now got the full version of Construct 3 to use for free until the 28th of May and we can't wait to see what you come up with.

The theme for the Jam is Good Things Come in Threes. That could be anything, three little pigs, the three wise men, three days to save the world from total nuclear annihilation... It's your interpretation, so give us something cool!

We've not put many restrictions on the Jam, but the main rules are:

  • All games must be made in Construct 3
  • Your game must be based on material you have rights to, for example you can't use Mario sprites.
  • Your game must not contain unlicensed audio / music.
  • You may enter as a team, but we do only have one license as a prize, so you'll need to decide who gets that.

For submissions you'll need to register an account on Newgrounds and then submit it here. From there you can upload a ZIP file containing your game, and tag it with C3Jam so it will be easy to find! Nice and simple.

The top three games will win their creators a year's personal license for Construct 3 and a one year honorary Supporter status on Newgrounds. The overall best game may also be featured on the home page of Newgrounds! You can read Newgrounds announcement here.

Use all of Construct 3's features

For the duration of the gamejam, you can use all of Construct 3's features! To re-cap, this includes things like:

Our mobile app build system is nearly ready, but unfortunately we've not quite managed to get it running in time for this jam. We're working hard to make it available very shortly, and it will be open for use by everyone during the jam as well. We'll let you know as soon as it's available!

Apart from that, if you've been waiting to try out cool new features like Remote Preview, or just want to go wild with hundreds of events, now's your chance to go for it! Two weeks of all of Construct for free — what are you waiting for? Get going with Construct 3 now!

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spesknight 1,019 rep

Great. Hope to have the time to participate.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:22:33 PM
XpMonster 14.8k rep

Want to participate so badly! But yes, time isn't my friend here.
Hope I'll have some good idea in mind to participate ;)

Good luck to everyone! Bring some candies at the table!

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:39:42 PM
tomi71 10.9k rep

I am kind of a new to this culture even after making a few games so I wonder what are these Jams?

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:15:35 PM
marcosfl 1,454 rep
I am kind of a new to this culture even after making a few games so I wonder what are these Jams?
quoted from tomi71

Jams are like little competitions, even though they're really friendly. Game devs have to make a game with a given theme (for this one, "Good Things comes in Threes") and with a given time limit ("2 weeks"). There are many jams on many websites, like ludum dare, and gamejolt. It's just that, an "excuse" to make a game.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:21:11 PM
sagispin 6,723 rep

In the sdk, is there a major change to behaviors?
I am worried because, this was yet to be released

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:30:41 PM
TheOriginalEpic 1,480 rep

Cool I've never competed in a game jam before so I guess this will be good practice

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:01:27 PM
luizga 831 rep

Hey, so i can't make a game using paid assets i have license? is it?

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:16:13 PM
pinoypixel 12.7k rep

@Laura_D will the beta period end after the gamejam? can we still access our gamejam projects after the gamejam period?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:58:28 AM
alextro 24.1k rep

Three slices of bread for a jam!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:05:30 AM
Laura_D 1,525 rep

@pinoypixel We'll be keeping the beta label for a little while longer after the jam, but C3 will revert back to the free edition (there should be a popup when you open C3 that states this too.) We are aiming to have subscriptions available for purchase when the jam ends though.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:47:36 AM
Knight Light 707 rep

Can the game be published elsewhere after I put it in Newgrounds? Or just when the jam period is over? And since it is the full version of C3, then is it possible to activate monetization with it?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:08:58 PM
JenosaidoZombie 1,683 rep

Hi, this will be my first game jam and just had a question. One of the rules states "Your game must not contain unlicensed audio / music." Does this mean I can use any music I want? I know that doesn't sound right so I was just looking for some clarification.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:20:57 AM
Bl4ckSh33p 9,613 rep

I was looking forward to it but can't participate because of some health issues. :(
Good luck everyone.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:44:09 AM
Laura_D 1,525 rep

@JenosaidoZombie You can't use just any old music, you have to have the license for the music. In Newgrounds' annoucement, Tom suggests a couple of places to look for music to use. You can also collaborate with musicians if you want!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:48:45 PM
pinoypixel 12.7k rep

@Laura_D Thanks for the info so subscription will start even during beta.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:01:21 AM

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