Arduboy Game Jam 4
It’s been long overdue, but it’s happening again! One of the most fun things to do with the Arduboy is to participate in a game jam!
Date: November 1st to 15th!
It’s over! But voting is live!
Topic: Not A Game!
Be sure to search the Games Category to find a unique idea that hasn’t been done before!
Submissions will be judged on two scales of most useful and most useless. Happy development!
1st Place: Arduboy + Choice of Micro Arcade Console
2nd Place: Arduboy ( or 2 Micro Arcades)
3rd Place: 1 Micro Arcade
You can choose the Micro Arcade of your Choice!
There are going to be two categories:
- Most useful
- Most useless
Users will make two separate votes and the top 3 from either category will win prizes! If by some paradox a game is able to win in both categories then this is allowed!
What is a game Jam?
At the beginning of the event, a topic will be given and you get 2 weeks to create a game based on that idea. Submissions will be judged on a scale detailed at the start of the event.
Can I win prizes?
Yes you can win prizes! Arduboys! Micro Arcades and other secret and special prizes are up for grabs this time around! Traditionally prizes have gone out to a large percentage of contest participants!
How can I join?
Check back here at this post on November 1st for the topic to be announced, then you have 2 weeks to complete your game and upload it to the community within the “Game Jam 4” folder before the deadline.
Can I work in a group?
Absolutely! Teamwork is encouraged. If you work in a group and win the contest, every member of the team will get the prize too!
Can I use pre-existing work?
No, please use stuff that you are creating for the first time. Exceptions: Of course, use the Arduboy library or other openly available libraries. Re-using small elements of code like menu-systems or similar is allowed, but in general it’s encouraged you try something new you haven’t done before.
Can I participate if I don’t have an Arduboy?
Yes for sure! You can use the online Arduboy emulator to write and test your code as well.
How can I get the word out?
Right now, share this post on social media!
There are plans to try and run the campaign with itch.io so that the visibility of the campaign is even bigger. Nope, there is a competing game jam there, it’s probably not compatible. But you are welcome to make your not-a-game part of another jam if you can figure a way, you’ll get bonus points!
Tell your Ardu-friends!
I’ve got feedback and/or questions!
Great to hear them! Write them below!