Posts Tagged ‘Alakajam’

2nd Alakajam scheduled for February 23-25th

Posted by (twitter: @AlakajamBang)
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 5:41 pm

UPDATE: The jam is on, and the theme is “You can’t see everything!

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With two months having passed since the last LD, some of you might miss jamming already… Well good news, the 2nd edition of the Alakajam! event starts soon!

If you’re free on February 23-25th, you might be interested in joining our young community for a week-end of jamming:

  • The two weeks prior to the jam are dedicated to an original 2-step voting system (Week 1 = submission/voting, Week 2 = shortlist ranking
  • The jam itself lasts 48 hours, both for solo & team entrants, with start/end times suited to Europeans (7pm GMT)
  • Two weeks of community voting then take place until the winners are announced!

Our first jam back in September was great fun, ending with 50 games and some really awesome entries! We hope to see you there :)

Alakajam! launches a month-long event

Posted by (twitter: @AlakajamBang)
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 7:31 am

 Last Friday started the 1st Kajam, a regular event inspired by MiniLDs. The main difference with MiniLDs is that Kajams are actually rated competitions, focused on learning a specific aspect of game development.

For this month, the topic is Game Juice! The goal is to make a small game with the best Game Juice (or Game Feel) as possible.

Schedule

  • Oct. 13th – Nov. 19th: The jam. You have around one month to work on your game and submit your entry! (see also the event rules)
  • Nov. 19th – Nov. 26th: The rating phase. For one week, all entrants will rate how juicy the other games are – and that’s it: no Overall, no Originality ratings, just Juiciness!
  • Nov. 26th: The definitive rankings of the most juicy games are announced :)

Resources

A list of videos and articles on game juice/game feel is available on the announcement post.

Bonus: 1st Alakajam results

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The 1st Alakajam! starts today

Posted by (twitter: @AlakajamBang)
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 3:17 am

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We are just a few hours away from the 1st Alakajam, a new 48 hour long competition hosted on a dedicated website. This is your last chance to join the launch of this young but enthusiastic community! We’re planning for around 50 entries this week-end, which looks just about the right size to get to know each other, yet big enough for proper competition.

You can still help choose the final theme by ranking the theme top 10. See you there!

Update: The theme is ALCHEMY!

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1st Alakajam: Theme submissions and voting are open!

Posted by (twitter: @AlakajamBang)
Friday, September 8th, 2017 3:57 pm

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The new Alakajam! site, founded by Ludum Dare veterans is hosting its first competition on the 22-24 September week-end! Since it’s only two weeks from now, we have just launched the theme selection phase for the event. In a variant from Ludum Dare, people can simultaneously suggest theme ideas and rate them. Come & contribute your theme ideas!

Theme submission/voting page

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Poll: What would be your ideal rating categories?

Posted by (twitter: @AlakajamBang)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 4:35 am

If you were to reinvent Ludum Dare, what rating categories would you pick?

We have a poll going on currently at Alakajam!, for a new 48-hour long competition held in between Ludum Dare events. Among the topics we’re trying to figure out, we’re wondering what would be a good improvement over the current rating  categories, which are as we speak: Overall, Graphics, Audio, Fun, Innovation, Theme, Mood & Humor.

If you have suggestions, make your voice heard by answering this quick form! Thanks for your contribution :)

EDIT: The submissions are now closed, thank you everyone! You can see the results over there. If you’re interested in joining us, the first competition will be held on the 22-24 September week-end, see you there!

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Alakajam! competition categories form

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