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Game Jam 5 for June

2011-06-01 20:55:56 by AustinBreed
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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

2011-06-19 14:01:20

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


fede1920fede1920

2011-06-18 01:48:30

so , there's still time to join ?


MintPawMintPaw

2011-06-17 21:12:55

Oh wow, I missed it. >.<


MintPawMintPaw

2011-06-17 14:29:43

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.

AustinBreed responds:

I did, right at Midnight Central Time.


Pico4DeadPico4Dead

2011-06-17 12:58:07

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

2011-06-17 12:53:52

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?


KawaiiPiranhaKawaiiPiranha

2011-06-17 11:51:29

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


KawaiiPiranhaKawaiiPiranha

2011-06-17 11:45:19

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


destructindestructin

2011-06-17 01:27:54

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


MintPawMintPaw

2011-06-16 23:50:39

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


4urentertainment4urentertainment

2011-06-16 18:38:53

So, when does it start?


NonPlusUltraNonPlusUltra

2011-06-15 07:55:58

CMON AUSTIN BRING DA CHALLENGE


NoodleNoodle

2011-06-10 21:11:14

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

2011-06-08 14:22:19

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


JanjJanj

2011-06-06 15:15:47

I might enter, but on my own.


JMartin97JMartin97

2011-06-05 15:06:51

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


MrRandomistMrRandomist

2011-06-05 13:59:37

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.


RyanPridgeonRyanPridgeon

2011-06-05 12:35:31

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


SolidGabrielSolidGabriel

2011-06-04 11:07:35

What about another movie jam?


VinctumVinctum

2011-06-04 06:43:36

The writers must "Write" between those two dates?


BanglaBoy96BanglaBoy96

2011-06-04 06:14:35

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

2011-06-04 02:37:58

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


PoopoothegorillaPoopoothegorilla

2011-06-03 17:45:37

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


lucatheawsomelucatheawsome

2011-06-03 16:16:24

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


red15squirrelred15squirrel

2011-06-03 15:20:04

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

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.


ToastedToastyToastToastedToastyToast

2011-06-03 11:33:21

Im in. Ill try and start a team myself!


LionelionLionelion

2011-06-03 05:10:28

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

2011-06-03 04:48:00

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


SpagsSpags

2011-06-02 21:24:14

We'll see how it goes :)


NonPlusUltraNonPlusUltra

2011-06-02 20:32:26

Manly-Chicken is one fucking beast!


OttoOtto

2011-06-02 18:23:15

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


pillowsurfermikkopillowsurfermikko

2011-06-02 18:16:36

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


WallrossWallross

2011-06-02 17:00:07

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


PjorgPjorg

2011-06-02 14:55:30

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


KembryKembry

2011-06-02 14:25:18

I WILL JOIN !


MasterMerolMasterMerol

2011-06-02 13:06:28

Will there ever be another Movie Jam?

AustinBreed responds:

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


MrRandomistMrRandomist

2011-06-02 11:55:00

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


EventHorizonEventHorizon

2011-06-02 10:58:48

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

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!


4urentertainment4urentertainment

2011-06-02 03:32:32

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

2011-06-02 00:28:52

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

See you in Game Jam 6, I guess!


RedHarvestRedHarvest

2011-06-01 23:07:12

yes!! can't wait


MurudaiMurudai

2011-06-01 23:03:36

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

:(


ZStriefelZStriefel

2011-06-01 22:12:02

I'm so pumped.


destructindestructin

2011-06-01 22:04:38

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


JoSilverJoSilver

2011-06-01 21:41:09

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


FrozenFireFrozenFire

2011-06-01 21:35:33

I can't believe you called her that.

:)


JomillexJomillex

2011-06-01 21:28:52

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

AustinBreed responds:

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


JazzaJazza

2011-06-01 21:28:21

definitely in. love the jams. :D


LambinvokerLambinvoker

2011-06-01 21:18:17

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.

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.


LambinvokerLambinvoker

2011-06-01 21:13:25

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

(Updated ) 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.