Hack-a-Jam Comp Tonight!

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September 7th, 2012 2:04 pm

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Hey everyone! I am glad to announce that the third Hack-a-Jam will be starting today, and I am your host. In a few hours, the theme will be released, and the jam will start!

The Hack-a-Jam is a gaming jam that is different from others. Instead of one overall winner, there is an infinite amount of categories that you can win in, and there will always be multiple winners. Here are some examples of categories you can win in:

Most Psychedelic Visuals
Most Deaf People After Hearing The Game
Most extra items (dev logs, etc.)
Most Brainstorming
Most Rage-free
Most rage-induced
Most Suggestive Content Without Crossing The Line
Shortest Game
Best themed
Most Things On Screen Without Lag or Crash

The amount of time given in the jam is voted on by the community, along with the theme. You can submit themes, and most of them will be sent to the Polls section, where others can vote on themes.

The Hack-a-Jam logo

By winning, you will get a badge and bragging rights, along with your name listed on the website permanently as a winner. When this jam gets to be huge, you will be really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really famous (that’s a lot of “really”s!)! The rules are not very restricted, as the jam is purely for fun:

1. All game content must be created within the set time. Note: You can use other music, placeholder graphics, etc. as long as you are allowed to!
2. Your game is not required to follow the theme, but would greatly improve your chances of winning. Unless every other game is not following the theme, it is almost guaranteed that your game won’t win anything.
3. You must work alone, and you must create everything included in the game.
4. All game creation tools are permitted, such as GameMaker, Photoshop, Flash, Paint, etc. Note: By game creation tools, I mean any tools that can be used to create your game.
5. All game extensions/DLLs are permitted. If you want to make it multiplayer (if you are using GameMaker), go ahead and use 39dll.

The third Hack-a-Jam is in a few hours, so sign up and prepare now! Good luck everyone!

7 Responses to “Hack-a-Jam Comp Tonight!”

  1. kddekadenz says:

    Meh, I can’t use my Weebly account to sign in :'(

  2. johnfn says:

    I should point out that although you emphasize all the different ways that I can win, winning isn’t really the reason I participate in game jams. I personally participate for the sense of community, and so I can compare my ratings with my past ratings so I can see if I improved.

  3. mohammad says:

    I’m going to lose anyway.
    I always lose at these kinds of contests.

  4. theomnis says:

    I’ll be there!

  5. mohammad says:

    It started!
    I don’t have any idea to enter…

  6. mohammad says:

    Whats the theme?!?!??!?
    I want my hand at this!

  7. laaph says:

    I normally have javascript turned off on my web browser, so when I first looked at the web page, I couldn’t find any evidence that the game jam was actually going on!

    I kind of forgot about it until I saw this posting, but really I had hoped to find another game jam to join, so maybe I’ll partake…

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