This is an event in which you'll have 9 days to create games using GDevelop, the free and open-source game engine. Once the submission period is over, your game will get rated by other participants, and you will also get to rate other games.
The GDevelop Game Jam will be a fun, diverse, and inclusive event in which you'll get to put your skills to the test. There will be participants from all over the world, and you will have the opportunity to chat with other developers, discuss each other's games and of course, create a game from start to finish!
You need to register for the event right here on itch.io in order to participate. Please also join our Discord server for all information and notifications regarding the jam, and to meet the other participants.
Whether you finish your game or not, you'll have an amazing experience, learn tons and meet cool people from around the world!
Acceptable use pre-existing code:
-Reuse of UI
-Reuse of private extensions
-Reuse of short snippets of events (Juice effects, for example)
Not acceptable use of pre-existing code:
-Reuse of an existing project with changed art assets
-Reuse of an existing project with minimal changes
-Submission of a project worked on prior to the jam (We can check)
Creating games with other people is a fantastic experience and is also very helpful to reach the end of the jam with a finished game, so do think about teaming up if you haven't.
If a game is not published on itch.io and Liluo.io (see video below for instructions), participation in the jam will be considered invalid.
Don’t worry about this too much, though. The most important thing is that you participate, have fun, and stick to the jam’s theme! Once the submission period is closed, you will have one week to rate other people’s games.
The 10 games with the highest overall scores will be declared Community Winners. All developers involved in creating these games will receive a 6-Month GDevelop Gold membership, a special role on the GDevelop Discord server, and the opportunity to be considered for the Judges’ Awards. Judges' Awards winners can win cash and credit towards the GDevelop Goodies Store, a prize copy of Zorin OS Pro from Zorin, and one of a series of prizes from Poki.
5th place prize:
([UA budget] refers to a user acquisition budget, for marketing the game with Poki)
We'll look at the community's most voted games to decide the winner - though if there is a hidden gem in the rest, we might pick it to be in our winner list!
Finally, The Nathalie Lawhead Award recepient will be chosen by our guest judge and will receive a 6-month GDevelop Gold subscription as well as $40 of in-store credit at our goodies store.
Payment of the prizes will be made via PayPal. If the winner(s) do not possess a valid PayPal account, we will do our utmost to accommodate other payment methods. If you win, you can also choose not to claim the prize and instead give it to a charity of your choice.
- Do we need to make the game playable on itch.io & liluo.io?
Yes, you need to upload your game to itch.io for scoring to take place, and we also ask everyone to publish on Liluo (as this is the recommended place for GDevelop games and get feedbacks from the community in the future). Publishing on itch.io and liluo.io is a requirement for this jam. Note, you can add the genre "Game-jam-3" when you export your game on Liluo.io to retreive it on the Game Jams categorie!
- How long will we have the Winner role on Discord for?
You'll get "latest jam winner" for a few weeks and then "Past jam(s) winner" for life!
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