From 12 May - 22 May create a new game alongside others and experience the creative process together!
Why should I join?
You’ve just been donwloading games? Time to make your own!
Top 3 games will win prizes! The winners will be chosen based on how complete the game is, how fun/unique it is, and how well it fits the theme
The games submitted have to match the Game Jam theme…
The Zoo had to close!
How to join?
Simply submit your game on the community forum by 6PM PDT on May 22nd to be entered into the contest
Need some help?
Create a thread in this forum / share your progress on social media with #arduboyjam.
Get help from fellow game developers, or use the forums to create teams or find people to work with!
Don’t worry! You can submit a game for PC too.
It just needs to:
For me personally, it would need to be about a month. I don’t get much time to do anything during the week as by the time I get home from work and have dinner there is only an hour or so before it’s time for bed and up again at 5am.
So that leaves weekends only and these are sometimes booked up with stuff like Medway Makers and other events. Plus we are building a robot for Pi Wars 2018. So time for working on Arduboy stuff is limited.
However, don’t change anything just to suit me, unless lots of other people say they also need more time.
Appreciate the feedback! Yeah we wanted to post it here so that if many other people agree, we can extend the submission… Maybe you can offer to help advise people who are trying to make a game for the jam?
Almost all game jams I’ve been involved in had 2 or 3 days max for their jams. The reason for this is that the games made aren’t supposed to be super crazy fancy or anything like that. Very basic and minimal.
If you’re interested in seeing a game I made in less than 48 hours for a local jam, check this out: https://itch.io/jam/SGDAMarch2017Jam/rate/130287 Me and 2 other people worked on this game. Even though the jam is over, doesn’t mean we can’t work on it to add more features or flesh it out more. Having a short amount of time to work on it is the spirit of the jam. =)
Dang my arduboy won’t be here until tomorrow and I have no coding experience, but I’ve been doing some research and I really want to make a real simple and small freeroam game that doesn’t have any point but I want to make like a gameboy or ps1 GTA and I want to call it GRAND THEFT ARDU haha