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February Game Jam 2011

2/14/11 by AustinBreed
Updated 2/20/11

SUBMIT YOUR GAME HERE.

THE GAME JAM HAS STARTED, GO!
Here were the results of the random teams!

NEWGROUNDS GAME JAM 3
During the weekend of February 18th to the 20th

Game Jam 3 sign-ups are underway! Props to all the contributors of the NG Movie Jam 1 from last month! You can also view all the games from the last game jam here.

For those new to the spin, a Game Jam is a community project to rapidly create video game designs and inject new ideas into the industry. As usual, teams of four or less will have three days to create a game based on a given theme.

To help with a lot of the problems from last time, we are going to be doing things a little differently. Here are some changes:

NEW THEME CONCEPT
+ The themes for this jam will be decided by a random generator made up of suggested words from the Newgrounds community! Each team will be given a random output to create a game about. If you want to contribute some word suggestions, comment on this news post with the following format:

noun + verb(ing) + adjective + noun

Examples of what this could produce would be Foxes Eating Watery Cakes, or Girls Shooting Wicken Textbooks.

This awesome concept was brought upon by Gaiel-Gamer!

FORMING YOUR OWN TEAMS
+ The community should now be able to form their own teams, with no more than four people. Use any combination of programmers, artists, musicians, writers, ect, as long as it doesn't exceed four people.
Post your finalized teams in this thread.

2/15/11 Edit: Manly Chicken has made a thread for people to find teams, so check that out.

GETTING PLACED INTO A RANDOM TEAM
+ If you are unable to find your own team, you will still be able to be placed into random teams. To those who are new to the process, you apply as a certain position and we will use a random generator to place people into teams of four, with one programmer, two artists, and a "other." To keep things cleaner this time, send me a PM with the following information:

Subject Line: the position applying for (programmer, artist, musician, other.)
Body:
Version of Flash / Email Address (and other contact preferences)
Link to one example of work.

Make sure to title the subject line with the position you want to apply for, because otherwise it will get lost among all the others!

THE BLACKLIST
+ Because of the repeat offenders who drop out at the last minute without notice, or those who decide to blow off their teams, I have composed a blacklist made up of anonymous suggestions from the last two game jams. I will not post this list to protect humility, and those on the blacklist are still qualified to participate, but they will only be paired up with other blacklisted users.

THE GIST
+ On Friday morning, at 12:00am, sign-ups will cease and the themes/teams will be announced. You will then have until Sunday night at 11:59pm to work on a game based on your given theme with your teammates.
+ Finished games should be submitted to the portal and a link should be given on a thread presented on Friday.
+ Last time we had a special guest judge, Edmund McMillen, co-creator of Meat Boy, and we will most likely do the same for this competition.
+ Art, animation, and engines must be made from scratch over the weekend. Don't just copy the same engine/art from another game you've made!
+ Actionscript libraries, such as Flixel and FlashPunk, are OK!
+ Ads, Newgrounds API, and non-Newgrounds API are OK!
+ Only the people in your teams may contribute.
+ If you don't have a musician in your team, use music from the audio portal!
That's it! Sign-up soon, and look forward to this weekend!

And enjoy this collage of games from the last jam.

February Game Jam 2011


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SpysocietySpysociety

2/20/11

Hey Austin there will be any Game Jam Submission Thread to show up the games or at least www.newgrounds.com/collection/nggamej am3.html?

Please reply!


KirbyfemurKirbyfemur

2/19/11

Is there any way of getting more notice than just a last minute seeing in the front page when it is too late to join?


HaimLZHaimLZ

2/17/11

Homos Having Unprotected Sex!!
Horses Doing Horsey Stuff
Guys Enjoying Big Tits
Robots Destroying Big Cities
Ninjas Jumping High Trees
Vampires Killing Pretty Ladies
Zombies Eating Watery Melons
Commando Destroying Old People

Not that clever but i had fun writing these.


SpysocietySpysociety

2/16/11

Team Electrodynamics FTW!! lol


babies wearing colorful ponchos
aliens baking salty rocks
newgrounds making funny gamejams


People eating stinky farts


ThundaboomThundaboom

2/16/11

I'm 200% n***a.


Phenom9Phenom9

2/16/11

Phenom Spoon


Lions punching evil toast


ixfd64ixfd64

2/16/11

Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking people in the face.


Schoolgirls Kicking Cute Puppies


Oh...I forgot to put an idea.

AustinBreed Blacklisting tardy users?


KoolguykaiKoolguykai

2/15/11

Can't wait to do the Game jam again. I'm still in shock that I won last year


KembryKembry

2/15/11

Example for theme:

-Rebels shooting old camels
-Animals farting radioactive bombs
-Children eating smelly bugs
I should think more, but I am tired of writing, even those are just easy sentences.


Well poop....I'm probably blacklisted from the last game jam. Ah well...


EmroxEmrox

2/15/11

Tom fulp pooping smelly turds.


http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1 231437
^TEAM FINDER THREAD^
Also, I just realized that I'm going to be free friday and sunday, and plane I'm going on will have wifi, so I'm going to join the jam.


BuoyBuoy

2/15/11

Bells Ring After the Apocalypse
Spikes Bring Certain Death
Monkeys Fling Deadly Coconuts

I'M CLEVER.


CrazyRockCrazyRock

2/15/11

Donkey eating shit eater?


-Peanuts farting mustached minions
-Dogs climbing magnificent towers
-Chairs taking epic revenge

A few ones that popped into my head.

Will these be taken as sentences as they are and given to random teams, or will the words themselves be generated by this random generator?


- elephants blowing little penises
- ladybugs shitting little eggs
- giraffes collecting burning sausages


KoolguykaiKoolguykai

2/14/11

Pillows flying over Girrafes?
Tankmen shooting slimy demons?


JazzaJazza

2/14/11

definitely wanna be part of this one :D


FuNaNdMoReFuNaNdMoRe

2/14/11

Well, no one said we can't suggest more than once. So here are my word suggestions:

Eyebrows scaring little Kids
Cooks fighting radioactive Meat
Cowboys riding demoniac Cows
Paper Planes stealing shiny Jewelry
Intestines craving for human Flesh
Butcher fighting enormous Sausages


rockyace42rockyace42

2/14/11

Cheerleaders Composing Harmonica Music !

(in that instance, harmonica is being used as an adjective to describe what kind of music)


NoodleNoodle

2/14/11

Ah man! I would love to participate, but my midterms end on the Friday, I might be drunk for like 2 days straight after that... so I wouldn't be very productive :(

I love the random generator for game ideas, I think that will produce a lot of wacky awesomeness! Making your own team on top of random teams is great too!

I'll contribute from word bank items instead of a team.
Cobras Strangling Grumpy Beavers
Mexicans Sauteing Black Beans
Tigers Munching Succulent Tenderloin


Also 2 things:

1. since it's vacation, and a lot of people are as well, if this becomes too much of a problem (if too many people can't make it, so far 3, including me) could we change the date or something? (Because I reaaaaaaly want to do the jam, but can't make it)

2. Could I (or somebody else) make a thread in the collab forum so people could find teammates (to make things easier)?


Monkeys Flipping Green Pancakes?
DAMN! I thought this was going to be next week! I can't do it this week :,(


JoSilverJoSilver

2/14/11

I know it's gonna be a long shot but I'd love for this to be it!

Barbarians singing LOUD OPERA!

I'd would make a grand game!


NylsaNylsa

2/14/11

Mice Obeying Treacherous Thieves


Pixels assisting transparent renderings.


Virus Eradicating Innocent Animals?


BrewsterBrewster

2/14/11

Frogs earning exceptional awards.


Sheep learning underwater welding


JoSilverJoSilver

2/14/11

Barbarians Smashing Purple Skulls?


JoSilverJoSilver

2/14/11

^ what he really means is your game can't just be a reskin of another game you've made.


PSvilsPSvils

2/14/11

Huh?
"...engines must be made from scratch over the weekend. Don't just copy the same engine/art from another game you've made!

+ Actionscript libraries, such as Flixel and FlashPunk, are OK!"

So I'm not allowed to reuse my own premade engine components/library, but I'm allowed to use Flixel and FlashPunk?


Zombies Eating Obese Americans


LiLgLiLg

2/14/11

Aw this sucks. I've been waiting to participate in this, but I have a friend in town that weekend. :( Oh well, I look forward to doing it in April.


JoSilverJoSilver

2/14/11

Cool, my internet is fine now. No unpayed bills or anything! I'm ready this time...

I hope I'm not blacklisted it was totally was not my fault...


So soon? I can't participate this time. :[ good luck everyone


Stickman91Stickman91

2/14/11

Gaiel-Gamer? :P

Here are some word suggestions:

-Wrestlers Smashing Tiny Babies
-Pancakes Eating Flaming Lasers
-Clouds Destroying Floating Cities
-Baseball Bats Breaking Big Bricks


Ni3lsNi3ls

2/14/11

Mustaches Burning Trembling Donuts?