C2 February GAME JAM!!! Please Read!

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Post » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:31 am

Hello everyone,
We're having a minor event! This is the first attempted (by me) Construct 2 Game Jam. I have seen others attempt this before, but for whatever reason those projects seem to have faded. I thought I'd give it one more go.

Please check out the website: http://c2gjam.blogspot.com/?view=classic
Read the example post and the rules!

Also, please keep this post bumped! Maybe sound off if you think you'd like to participate. It starts on the first of February and ends on the last day of February.

EDIT: Facebook Link
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Construct-2-Game-Jam/583741881703156?skip_nax_wizard=trueteacherpeter2014-01-26 05:15:23
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Post » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:26 am

I just wanted to say good luck with this. I would suggest maybe creating a facebook group for the jam so people can communicate to each other about it.

Also, in your example these is a link to the rubric doc, but it links to Speedy Share. This site requires you download their installer in order to get the doc. Not sure many people would do that, I know I won't.

I had plans to create a Jam for C2 as well, so I am very excited to see how this works out :)
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Post » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:29 am

Good luck. I hope you know what you're getting yourself into though!
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Post » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:06 am

SpeedyShare doesn't require you to download the downloader. The correct link is at the top of the page, not the bottom. The bottom one is trouble. Stay away from that. Just click "Rubric For Game Jam.doc" at the top and it'll work with no downloader.

Although if you can't figure it out, then probably a lot of people will make the same mistake, so I'll take that under advisement.

The only thing I worry about is not having enough people join. If we even have like 5 though, I think that's OK for the first month.
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Post » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:48 am

If I have time I'll join. Im currently making a game for the Candy Jam and the pressure of having a timelimit is making me work really well XD In 3 years I never finished a game and now in 2 days I have the engine and 1 level completed :D. Good luck with the Jam.
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Post » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:12 am

Yep, that's precisely why I'm doing this jam. I found that Game Jams are the best motivators.
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Post » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:19 am

I'm really curious why game jams are not more popular for C2 only. Seems there has been at least 2 other attempts to get something started and they all kind of seem to fade. Just curious why people shy away. Is it lack of prizes or some other reason?

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Post » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:42 am

Sad. Well I don't know. I think someone like Ashley would need to endorse and publicize such an event and then it could take off. Most game jams don't really have many prizes. Most of them are just for fun.
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Post » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:20 am

To be honest, this presentation is not really the way a serious game jam should be presented I guess. You want people to put a lot of effort into something, they are not even rewarded for.
A simple board post from a non-known user wouldn't get me in any way.

This at least needs a visual, a landing page or something that even shows a lil bit of professionalism.
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Post » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:55 am

@Beaverlicious

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