Welcome to OpenGameArt.org's Summer Game Jam 2022
This game jam is about creating games using assets from OpenGameArt.org.
Since 2009 the community at OGA have been creating assets and submitting them for developers to download at no cost. The site has a huge database of artwork, music, and sound effects for 2D and 3D games, from sprites to tile sets, textures, backgrounds, and everything between, all for free!
Lets see what great games you can make with these great assets!
Gameplay * Audio * Visuals * Story/Narrative * Overall
1) Game must be made from the start of the jam.
Planning ahead is ok. Sketches, design documents, paper level designs, and other general 'Pre-Production' steps are allowed before the jam starts. Searching for and collecting assets from OpenGameArt.org beforehand is also allowed. You may even work on expanding existing OGA art assets, or creating new ones as needed before the jam starts.
You can use ANY game engine/software you desire, as long has you have the license/permissions to do so. Gamemaker, Unity, Java, HTML, scratch etc, or even you own created engine if you like.
However, any game-specific coding, protoyping, gameplay testing etc. in advance is not allowed.
2) You MUST use art from a minimum of 6 different works on OpenGameArt.org . You can use other assets as well, so long as you have the rights/permissions to use. If you are unable to find anything suitable for your project on OGA, you can create your own assets, but you must upload them to OGA website BEFORE the end of the jam for them to be considered as part of the 6 asset rule. By doing so you are also contributing to a great community, and we would love to see it.
3) You must credit the Author of the assets used, even if it's not required by the license.
You must do this via a 'Credits' menu on your title screen where you show a list.
You must also do this by including a list of credits int the 'Description' section of the itch.io page for your submission.
Credits must include:
You must include a credit even if the asset is your own creation. This is necessary to show that the work is available on OpenGameArt.org.
You must also indicate if you have made modifications to the work.
Here's an example:
The following work was used in the creation of this game. Modifications were made.
Seasonal Platformer Tiles
License(s): * CC0 ( http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode )
If you have an account with OGA, OGA's 'Collections' feature can be used to create a 'Credits File' that includes this information for you.
If you distribute the game as a downloadable file collection (Zip archive or Installer EXE, etc.), please include a README or CREDITS text file that also includes a list of the assets used with the above information.
When modifying existing art, please consider sharing your derivatives back on OpenGameArt.org! Trivial derivatives (scaling, re-coloring, outlining) do not need to be shared back to OpenGameArt.org.
4) Game must not promote any sort of discrimination (such as racism, sexism etc) or political agendas.
5) Entries must be playable on a Windows 10 computer, either via a native executable (EXE file) or a web browser (HTML5, Unity Web plugin, etc). Builds for other platforms are welcome but not required. Entries requiring an account or sign-up for a third-party or other service(s) will be refused.
6) Have Fun!
Could be green and goopy, could be underhanded, greedy and vile, could be cuddly and misunderstood, whatever it is, make your game a tribute to everyone’s favorite gooey glop!
Entries aren't ranked on the theme so it will be provided for inspirational purposes only and is entirely optional.
Many thanks for sbnt for providing this jam's theme!
There are no prizes for the winner, just the thrill of taking part! It's worth mentioning that this Game Jam has no affiliation with OpenGameArt itself, and has been put together as some of its members thought it would be good to have a Game Jam.
If you have questions about licensing or using works hosted on OpenGameArt.org please consult the OpenGameArt.org FAQ ( https://opengameart.org/content/faq ).
And if you still have questions or concerns, don't by shy about asking for help on the OpenGameArt.org forums ( https://opengameart.org/forums/art-discussion ).
You can also join the OpenGameArt.org discord channel at: https://discord.gg/yDaQ4NcCux
Good luck everyone who participates! The OGA community is excited to see what you create with the all the great assets available! :)
Banner image uses art from the following OGA submissions, changes were made.
Title: Feels Like Summer
License: CC-BY 4.0
Title: Horror Slime
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0