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    Hack-a-Jam Competition In 10 Days!

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    April 8th, 2013 5:40 pm

    Starting April 19, the 5th Hack-a-Jam Game Development Competition will begin!

    This competition is held every 2-4 months, and this is the approximate 1-year birthday. Because of this, I am offering a prize to the winning entry. This prize is free advertising (one month), on both of my main websites, which have decent traffic.

    What is the Hack-a-Jam?

    The Hack-a-Jam is a game development event/competition where you must create a game within a set amount of time. The time given in each competition varies, as it could take two days, four days, or even just 30 minutes. Different from other game jam events, the Hack-a-Jam uses a multiple-award system, meaning there is no “Overall Best Game”. This allows for us to give awards to the best games, and not make a decision between two games which are equally amazing. The theme will be a suggestion voted on from the community through many different voting sessions. Another thing you could do to win certain categories is make things such as dev logs, timelapses, etc. You can them post them or links to them in the Posting section of the Forums.

    What are some possible winning categories?

    Most Psychedelic Visuals
    Most Deaf People After Hearing The Game
    Most extra items (dev logs, etc.)
    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

    What are the rules?

    Since we are a laid back community, you could probably get away with most of these rules (except major ones, like turning in your entry a whole 24 hours late…). Here are what I would like the community to follow, however:

    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 almost 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 Unity, GameMaker, Photoshop, Flash, Paint, etc.
    5. All external game extensions/DLLs are permitted. If you want to make it multiplayer (if you are using GameMaker), go ahead and use 39dll.

    You can visit our website at http://www.hack-a-jam.com/. From there, you will want to head over to the Posting section, and sign up for an account (you can use Google, Facebook, etc.). Good luck to everyone!

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    2 Responses to “Hack-a-Jam Competition In 10 Days!”

    1. Madball says:

      Same as previous time, it concides with the LD warmup. Is it on purpose?

    2. Actually yes, I am doing this intentionally. Because last time, many treated the competition as the Ludum Dare warmup, and they said that they liked it at that time.

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