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Game Jam 5 for June

6/1/11 by AustinBreed
Updated 6/17/11

Game Jam has begun! Anyone can join for the weekend and get started!

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GAME JAM 5
For the Month of June.

The Newgrounds Game Jam 5 will be this month on Friday the 17th to Sunday night, the 19th.

+ 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 finish a game under certain stipulations.

+ You can play all the great games from the Game Jam 4 here, where Teams were made to create games that followed a certain handicap.

+ In the morning of Friday, the 17th, a theme will be announced and teams of any number will have the weekend to produce a Flash game and submit it to the portal.

WHO CAN GET INVOLVED
+ Programmers, animators, artists, voice actors, musicians, writers, bards, and anyone with an ounce of creative potential!

WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS TIME
+ We are doing away with sign-ups this time. Over the weekend of the Jam, anyone can work with anybody and drop in and out of the competition.

NO SIGN-UPS?
+ If you want help looking for a team, check out this Looking For Group thread on the BBS!

THE THEME
+ Shhh, it's a secret! You know, I'm always really picky with myself when I try to come up with potential Game Jam themes- you might say that it makes me My Worst Enemy.

OTHER THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
+ 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!
+ If you don't have a musician in your team, use music from the audio portal!
+ Look for a screencap/update thread when jam time rolls around.

Have a great June, and look forward to the 17th!

Austin


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OwennOwenn

6/19/11

Woah... I totally missed the memo about this jam... :(


fede1920fede1920

6/18/11

so , there's still time to join ?


MintPawMintPaw

6/17/11

Oh wow, I missed it. >.<


MintPawMintPaw

6/17/11

Because they don't give the theme till the last second.

And for the future Austin, you should probably post a link or the theme here when the contest starts. I was a bit late because I was looking at this page.

6/17/11 AustinBreed responds:

I did, right at Midnight Central Time.


Pico4DeadPico4Dead

6/17/11

And another question...How you know the guy/guyz made the flash knew about when it will be and they made the games in more than 3 days?


Pico4DeadPico4Dead

6/17/11

Wait...I dont get it... You are best friend with tom (I played a game that was in the first game jam and the guy who made it said it) and you are not a mod?Why?


Oh wait... no sign ups. My bad.


AGH HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS???
IS IT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP AS AN ARTIST/ VOICE ACTOR?? :C


destructindestructin

6/17/11

Knowing Austin, don't try to stay up to know the theme, it's gonna be out waaaaay later.


MintPawMintPaw

6/16/11

Times are in EST? So in an hour this starts correct?


So, when does it start?


CMON AUSTIN BRING DA CHALLENGE


NoodleNoodle

6/10/11

So will this start right when the clock rolls over to midnight, changing it from the 16th to the 17th?
That'll be rough since I still work for 8-10 hours on Friday. That is a lot of lost time for me and my team, as the start can be the most crucial for planning.

I'm not saying plan the Jam around me. I'd just like to be sure, so my team and I can plan accordingly


MiaMia

6/8/11

Oh, don't worry, Me and Legodude have something huge planned.


JanjJanj

6/6/11

I might enter, but on my own.


I'll do some cut-scenes for someone's game.. or something I dunno -_-


im guessing there's no individual themes this time because there's no team list so it can pretty much be a free for all...change people in the members and everything on the fly.


But 17-19th is shroomfest. :(
I will be busy tripping balls.


What about another movie jam?


VinctumVinctum

6/4/11

The writers must "Write" between those two dates?


I've got myself a solid team with a hard ass crew!

Fortunacus: Programmer
PinkSkull: Artist
BanglaBoy96: VA (me)

or team name is "Bieber Invaders" due to all the games we made mocking him :P


GimmickGimmick

6/4/11

I guess I can try to join, as I never did...hopefully my coding skill's acceptable.


Ooohhh man i really wish i could have joined this one!! They are really addicting and fun! Good luck everyone


whats the theme i clicked the link in the e but it sed vid not availablt in your country??


This seems interesting, but I've never touched actionscrpt before. How easy is it to transition from C# to actionscript?

6/3/11 AustinBreed responds:

They're not very similar, but AS2 is one of the easiest languages to pick up on. It's also a lot like Java, I think.


Im in. Ill try and start a team myself!


just one note, the link you gave for game jam 4, you said it was game jam 3, so you might wanna edit that
im no programmer or artist myself, so im just looking forward to the games!


c0rupt3dc0rupt3d

6/3/11

Sounds good hoping to do it this year got a great idea to :D!


SpagsSpags

6/2/11

We'll see how it goes :)


Manly-Chicken is one fucking beast!


OttoOtto

6/2/11

Pretty up for this, actually, let me see if my coding friend can learn some actionscript quickly enough beforehand!


What if the theme for the game jam is"Thinking of a theme for a game jam"


WallrossWallross

6/2/11

I would do this but June is pretty busy for me regarding school. I guess we'll see...


PjorgPjorg

6/2/11

If Manly-Chicken is up for it. He's like the only programmer who never bailed on me.


KembryKembry

6/2/11

I WILL JOIN !


Will there ever be another Movie Jam?

6/3/11 AustinBreed responds:

I know Tom has some great ides for future ones, so maybe next month!


anyone need an musician?

i guess i could pull off something in a couple of days.. :) can come up with anything and work better under pressure.. i don't mind starting all over again and trying something new.

inbox meh and ask for ash.. (two people use the account) i upload the music and jay uploads the games haha..

- DJRavenz


this time I want to participate (if I find a team ;), there will be some prizes to the winners?

6/3/11 AustinBreed responds:

Typically, all the winners' games get posted on the FP for at least a week, and sometimes Tom gives store credit to first place!


Epic! I'll be there.

You got a small typo though, you said "game jam 3" linking to game jam 4 in the first link.


GrentGrent

6/2/11

Aww man, I'll be knee-deep in my internship by then... :C

See you in Game Jam 6, I guess!


yes!! can't wait


MurudaiMurudai

6/1/11

Shit, I can't enter, I am releasing my Steam game on the 17th.

:(


I'm so pumped.


You meant, "great games from the Game Jam 4," not 3.


JoSilverJoSilver

6/1/11

Let me just save you people some time and shred my balls with a cheese grater and get the pain over with now.


I can't believe you called her that.

:)


JomillexJomillex

6/1/11

Hey Austin!
So I am making an Collaborative Animation Competition any tips?

6/1/11 AustinBreed responds:

You should enter your own challenge so you can see what's fun and not.


JazzaJazza

6/1/11

definitely in. love the jams. :D


Ah I see, so if half your team drops out then you're not completed screwed. Are there still random placements? If so then sign me up again as a programmer.

6/1/11 AustinBreed responds:

No, there aren't this time. But I encourage you to find some random collaborators on the BBS! Sometimes, they are the best kind.


I'm a little confused about what you mean by no teams. Could you elaborate a little?

6/1/11 (Updated 6/1/11) AustinBreed responds:

In previous Jams, everyone was required to sign up to a Team prior to the competition, but this time anyone can participate at any time during the weekend of
the Jam.

EDIT: I just changed it to *Sign-ups.