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Post » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:37 pm

I am thinking about if its a good idea, to make up a Game Jam.
I think it will cost 5$ to participate, and there will be some good prices to win.
Ideas for participate.

- The game have to be builded with either of this 4 engines, Stencyl, Gamesalad, Scirra or GameMaker
www.stencyl.com
www.gamesalad.com
www.scirra.com
www.yoyogames.com
- There have to be 1 or more balls in the game.
- The game have to be in 'Spring' theme (The season Spring).
- It have to be a shooter concept game.
- There have to be a little tutorial in the game or instructions for what buttons to use (Arrow keys, etc).

Every one can participate in the Jam, either they are using free versions of the engines, or paid versions.
We don't have to get any source code, thats your own, just a playable version of the game, not iOS or Android, it have to be playable on a Mac or a Windows computer.

You may not use anything other have been making, like behaviors, graphics or sounds.
The game have to be started on the day the game jam is starting or after it have been started, you may not start before time.

You will have about 2-6 weeks to make the game, this isn't sure at now, have to hear if its a good idea or not.

Please leave constructive feedback or say if its a good idea or not. :)

-Djip
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:03 pm

[QUOTE=Djip123] I am thinking about if its a good idea, to make up a Game Jam.[/quote]
Organizing a jam is a good idea.
The conditions you enumerate after aren't though.

[QUOTE=Djip123] I think it will cost 5$ to participate, and there will be some good prices to win.[/quote]
5$ to participate an unknown jam when there are so many free jams around ? Bad idea.



[QUOTE=Djip123] Ideas for participate.

- The game have to be builded with either of this 4 engines, Stencyl, Gamesalad, Scirra or GameMaker
www.stencyl.com
www.gamesalad.com
www.scirra.com
www.yoyogames.com
- There have to be 1 or more balls in the game.
- The game have to be in 'Spring' theme (The season Spring).
- It have to be a shooter concept game.
- There have to be a little tutorial in the game or instructions for what buttons to use (Arrow keys, etc).
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Bad ideas.
Far too much limiting, like the entry fee.

[QUOTE=Djip123] Every one can participate in the Jam, either they are using free versions of the engines, or paid versions.
We don't have to get any source code, thats your own, just a playable version of the game, not iOS or Android, it have to be playable on a Mac or a Windows computer.[/quote]
Again, why limit so much ?
Bad idea. C2 alone can export to android, iOS, desktop browser, exe, mac and soon linux, windows8, blackberry 10...
Why limit to only two platforms which are not the most practical in the end ?

[QUOTE=Djip123] You may not use anything other have been making, like behaviors, graphics or sounds.
The game have to be started on the day the game jam is starting or after it have been started, you may not start before time.

You will have about 2-6 weeks to make the game, this isn't sure at now, have to hear if its a good idea or not.
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The timing sounds strange.
Also since you're giving the theme away in this very post, what prevents anyone from "cheating" and start to work on their game right now ?

Once again, organizing a jam is a cool idea, but, to me, your rules are too strict/unrealistic.
Rework those, think more open and it could be considered.


You may also want to join the discussion here, some members of the community are discussing organizing a jam, unite your forces/ideas.Kyatric2013-01-12 21:08:10
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Post » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:23 pm

A game jam is indeed a good idea. I'd love to work with other devs / artists / musicians. Kyatric made many good points about the flaws in this.

To be honest, I was confused when I first read the OP. I thought it was some gamejam elsewhere, but the $5 entry fee was a huge turn off. As Kyatric mentioned, why would I pay to enter this when I could enter many of the free ones elsewhere. There was no mention of what the prizes were to even make it worthwhile parting with any amount of cash, even if it is just $5 (~2.50?). That's a couple of cans of Scrumpy for me! ;p
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Post » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:21 pm

[QUOTE=Kyatric] [QUOTE=Djip123] I am thinking about if its a good idea, to make up a Game Jam.[/quote]
Organizing a jam is a good idea.
The conditions you enumerate after aren't though.

[QUOTE=Djip123] I think it will cost 5$ to participate, and there will be some good prices to win.[/quote]
5$ to participate an unknown jam when there are so many free jams around ? Bad idea.



[QUOTE=Djip123] Ideas for participate.

- The game have to be builded with either of this 4 engines, Stencyl, Gamesalad, Scirra or GameMaker
www.stencyl.com
www.gamesalad.com
www.scirra.com
www.yoyogames.com
- There have to be 1 or more balls in the game.
- The game have to be in 'Spring' theme (The season Spring).
- It have to be a shooter concept game.
- There have to be a little tutorial in the game or instructions for what buttons to use (Arrow keys, etc).
[/quote]
Bad ideas.
Far too much limiting, like the entry fee.

[QUOTE=Djip123] Every one can participate in the Jam, either they are using free versions of the engines, or paid versions.
We don't have to get any source code, thats your own, just a playable version of the game, not iOS or Android, it have to be playable on a Mac or a Windows computer.[/quote]
Again, why limit so much ?
Bad idea. C2 alone can export to android, iOS, desktop browser, exe, mac and soon linux, windows8, blackberry 10...
Why limit to only two platforms which are not the most practical in the end ?

[QUOTE=Djip123] You may not use anything other have been making, like behaviors, graphics or sounds.
The game have to be started on the day the game jam is starting or after it have been started, you may not start before time.

You will have about 2-6 weeks to make the game, this isn't sure at now, have to hear if its a good idea or not.
[/quote]
The timing sounds strange.
Also since you're giving the theme away in this very post, what prevents anyone from "cheating" and start to work on their game right now ?

Once again, organizing a jam is a cool idea, but, to me, your rules are too strict/unrealistic.
Rework those, think more open and it could be considered.


You may also want to join the discussion https://www.scirra.com/forum/anyone-doing-One-game-a-month_topic61681.html, some members of the community are discussing organizing a jam, unite your forces/ideas.[/QUOTE]

Hmm okay, i understand all you are saying.

Maybe we could talk together about making a Jam, or are C2 not up for it ? :)
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Post » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:50 pm

I like the idea of the $5 entry fee if all the money is spent on prizes. Just like a raffle then ;)
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Post » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:44 pm

[QUOTE=thehen] I like the idea of the $5 entry fee if all the money is spent on prizes. Just like a raffle then ;)[/QUOTE]
That was what i was thinking about :)
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