August 16, 2018, 12:20am
Theme: Dungeons and Unicycles
Decided Start Date: The 1st of September
Decided End Date: The 11th of September 12:00 UTC00:00
1st Prize Pimped out Gameboy donated by
2nd Prize Tetris Microcard with the winner’s choice of Tetris or 1943 Battle of Midway loaded. Donated by
Top 5 Square Nose Stickers donated by
August 16, 2018, 12:22am
For clarity that is the 1st Sep 18.
I would suggest continuing conversation in this thread:
When Is The Next Game Jam
And only posting the details here once it is confirmed
August 28, 2018, 11:01am
Currently we have two prizes:
1st Prize a pimped Gameboy donated by @fredster
2nd Prize a Tetris Microcard with the winner’s choice of Tetris or 1943 Battle of Midway loaded.
August 28, 2018, 5:22pm
The theme won’t be released until September 1st, right?
August 29, 2018, 2:17am
I hope posting a prize doesn’t exclude me from competing?
Hopefully someone else will chip in with another prize.
I am going to tag in the previous contestants as they may wish to compete again.
@chame @askdfjlas @FManga @ardubeast @Freezingsnail @trodoss @jay @dreamer2345 @Jcadiz15 @arduboiiii
August 29, 2018, 2:17am
August 29, 2018, 2:18am
I’ve been grinding out java the past month so my c++ syntax has taken a hit.
I wanted to rewrite some of the spagetti classes in JelliBoi before starting a new arduboy project but if I can think of something for whatever the topic is I’ll see what I can produce.
August 29, 2018, 2:48am
I am a Java developer in my other (paid) life. The solution I work with has very open-source library and framework components in it that you feel none of its in your control. Having a DB background, I hate Hibernate and JPA.
It is so refreshing to come back to C++ and actually care about memory usage, frame refresh rates and other ‘real’ things.
August 29, 2018, 10:21am
I may try my own hand at writing a game. So let’s see. Is the polling system used to vote on the entries?
August 29, 2018, 10:24am
Great … give it a go and if you get stuck, ask questions. Plenty of people will jump in to help if they can.
We do have a poll at the end - we get people to vote for 3 or 5 entries (we can change this number depending on the number of entries).
August 30, 2018, 6:17am
Starts in 2 days. Get your jam on
August 30, 2018, 6:45am
There are 31 days in August. So tomorrow’s tomorrow.
Pump up the Jam? (Technotronic)
Kick out the Jams! (MC5)
August 30, 2018, 6:57am
Technotronic… Also I’m very tired…
August 30, 2018, 7:29am
No MC5? You are dead to me now.
August 30, 2018, 10:33am
Maybe we could go themeless for once? I’m always interested in jams but then I see the themes and I’m like “ugh”.
August 30, 2018, 11:47am
The first rule of Game Jam: there are no rules.
Classic Arcade would be a cool theme
August 30, 2018, 5:37pm
I think a theme is what makes a jam a jam. Otherwise, it’d be just like making a game any other day.
However, great jams will typically have more vague or open-ended themes that can be interpreted several different ways or give the developer some agency.