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Game Jam 6

11/21/11 by AustinBreed
Updated 12/4/11

Here is a button you should include in your game! It will link back to a future collection page.

The Newgrounds Game Jam 6 has begun! Look here for the preloader in the next day or so.

I extended the Jam an extra day, because it was set to begin today but due to it being compressed back to a week, it would have ended on a Saturday night. The jams usually end on a Sunday night, so that's why I added the extra day. Hope it's not a big deal!!

Also, I tried really hard to fit as many people as I could in! One of the negative sides of having random teams is that there are only so many places for so many people. If you had less then a year of experience or didn't have any work in your NG profile, there was a greater chance that you wouldn't get a spot. Sorry!

Good luck everyone!

Austin

11/25/11 Update:
Jammers voted, the Jam will now take place over the first weekend of December.

It's time to vote on the theme. I compiled the most popular suggestions into a poll on the Facebook page. You have until the day of the Jam to vote on your favorite theme!

Also, the people currently signed up have been posted below.

11/23/10 Update:
A lot of people were wanting the Jam to go back to 72 hours, so I have a poll on the Facebook page to see if we should change it back to three days, instead of a week.

Here is an opinion for the change voiced by 4urentertainment:
Game jams are all about *rapidly prototyping*; trying out new ideas with little risk, not really about seeing who can make the best game. And the fact that all entries were done in a very limited deadline, with people you've never worked with before, it was all amazing. You should really reconsider making it 72 hours again if it's a popular vote.

GAME JAM 6
For the first week of December.

The Newgrounds Game Jam 6 will begin Thursday, December 1st, and last a full week.

HUH?
+ A Game Jam is a community project to rapidly create video game designs and inject new ideas into the industry. This time, teams of four or less will have a week to finish a game under certain stipulations.

+ You can play all the great games from the previous Game Jams here. Last time, in the NG Game Jam 5, developers of their choosing had a single weekend to develop a game based on literature.

+ Calling all animators, programmers, writers, musicians, bards: anyone with an ounce of creative potential is welcome to compete!

WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS TIME?
I received a lot of suggestions about the Game Jams after 5, so we're going to use a lot of things that people have wanted:

+ The jam will last a full week, this time. The theme will be announced on Thursday, December 1st, and games will be expected to be submitted before 11:59 pm on Wednesday. (We'll go by EST - Eastern Standard Time, but no one will be checking to see if you got it in a few minutes late.)

+ We're bringing back random teams. Sign-ups are below.

+ The theme is going to be suggested and voted on by the community. If you want to suggest a theme up until this Friday, November 25th, post on the NG Game Jam Facebook page. On Friday, a poll will go up on the page that will let everyone vote on which theme should be picked for the competition. (I wanted to use Google+, but this seemed like the easiest way.)

BUT HOW DO I SIGN-UP?
+ To join, you must fill out this short form and post it in this newspost. Each team will consist of two artists, one programmer, and a single wildcard. Please pick the one that suites you best, to make it easier to form teams. (Also, because programmers are usually in high demand, if you want to participate and think you could program, you should sign up for that.)

+ Artists are capable of animating and/or drawing in Flash. In the past, some artists have drawn things by hand and scanned them in to make awesome game graphics- just make sure you know what you're doing.

+ Programmers are capable of writing in Actionscript 2 or 3*. They are usually the backbone of the team and will need to be prompt and at least somewhat dedicated.

+ Wildcards are people who are skilled in things other than art, animation, and programming that will spice up the teams. These people can be musicians, writers, voice actors, ect. While it is hard to have a wildcard team member flesh out the game as much as his/her teammates, some of the best games I've seen in the jams had a voice actor or a musician that really added a lot of character to the experience.

Job (artist/programmer/wildcard) / Version of Flash / Years of Experience / Timezone (GMT -+ ?)

Here is mine, if I were to fill it out.

Programmer / Flash 8 / 6 years of experience / GMT -6

+ On the 1st of December, the random teams will be announced with the most popular theme, chosen by the community, and the competition will begin.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KEEP IN MIND?
+ Art, animation, and engines must be made from scratch over the week. 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. It's really fun to see what everyone else is doing during the comp.

I'm really looking forward to jamming with you all!

Austin

WHO IS SIGNED UP?

Programmers
4urentertainment
blaker2000
PSvils
tenentenen
MaTX
averagejoedev
fastboy619
TrampolineTales
Gimmick
kTwitch
EnteringTheVoid
MSGhero
Attila0413
MikeyS9607
Ab9003
Wallross
Listen2Reason
revolverroach
flimsystick
XenonMonkey
Manly-Chicken
Archawn
GodOfVideoGames
TharosTheDragon
Mattster
Jin
fortunacus

Artists
RedHarvest
CloudEater
ReNaeNae
CrazyRock
weaslebeard
3D-xelu
pillowsurfermikko
idiot-monarch
BlackMist75
Cope2K
sirhenrystudios
Jomillex
mmoustafa
FlashStorm
FGSpade
c0rupt3d
MihaP
Elfman-Rox
LiLg
Cenaf
BobyB64
WingDemon
Adidaas
mmcxii
MindChamber
Kweaks
Rutger
Xionico
CartoonWarStudios
test-object
Jonas
Sockembop
crashadams
Captain-Carrion
redminus
Valerofond
Kembry
Jess-The-Dragoon
IaMI2002
BPremo
MarkP0rter
destructin

Wildcards
J-Rex (Writer)
DahDoctow (Voice actor)
Ef-X (Musician)
big-jonny-13 (Voice actor)
Fro (Writer)
fede1920 (Additional animation)
Himynameisjacob (Voice actor)
uint (Musician)
F-777 (Musician)
ForNoReason (Voice actor)
ZStriefel (Musician)
LiquidOoze (Musician)
samulis (Musician)
SkyRiderX (Musician)
XsakuX (Musician)
LazyAss23 (Additional art)
Drony (Musician)
FourSwordsKing (Additional animation)
Intero (Composer)
piriqui (Voice actor)
Rig (Musician)
Travis (Voice actor)
Kirbyfemur (Musician)
Kamikaye (Additional art)
Adam-Beilgard (Musician)
Whothefrack (Additional art)
SineRider (Musician)
dj-Jo (Musician)
RealFaction (Musician)
cahocachi (Musician)
cahocachi (???)
bakeroflongo (Musician)
GundayMatt (Musician)
RampantMusik (Musician)
Chando (Musician)
DeadEndWorldStudios (Voice actor)

Game Jam 6


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Oh no its too late isn't it...


programmer/Flash Cs5.5 / 2/ GMT GMT + 8:00
Alrighty, I'm joining xD. Oh yeah btw I am capable of using AS3 or AS2.


You've only included an AS2 version of the button.


piriquipiriqui

12/2/11

Are the teams ready? if so where i can chek my team?


JoHobo2JoHobo2

12/2/11

oh sorry, i should read before i post too.
musician 12 years of experience
flash artist/animator 4 years of experience
programmer as2 1 year of experience

i use flash cs5.5

timezone: GMT


JoHobo2JoHobo2

12/2/11

hi really late, i know. i only just found out about this. can i enter as a one man team please?


ViperViper

12/1/11

dude...
this is gonna be fucking awesome
i was thinking about signing up but...
im a shitty musician :D
i dont think my team would've had a chance at being somewhat good if i was involved hahaha


AdridleAdridle

12/1/11

If it's not too late:
Programmer / AS 3.0 CS5 / 2 Years Experience / GMT -6 hours


Is it too late :( :( :( I was just wishing I had a programmer to work with and then I read this article then I cried when I saw the date!

If it's not too late

Artist + Animator + Voice Actor / Flash Cs5 / 4 years / GMT -5


ACodeGermACodeGerm

12/1/11

If it's not too late I'd love to jump in on this!

Programmer / AS 3.0 CS4 or CS5 / 3 Years Experience / GMT -4 hours


if its not too late to sign id like to be wildcard/musician i use fl studio and have been for about 2 years


WILDCARD!
Musician & Voice Actor / FL10 / 7 Years of Experience / Timezone (GMT -8 )

Late entry I know, I just found out!


Is it too late for me to signup?

Programmer / Flash Actionscript 3.0 (Flixel Library) / 4 Years Experience / GMT +8 hours


WingDemonWingDemon

12/1/11

I'm getting a boner waiting for Austin to post the fucking teams ...


:D :D


DahDoctowDahDoctow

12/1/11

It's today...


fortunacusfortunacus

12/1/11

Programmer / Flash 9 / 4 years of experience / GMT +7


WallrossWallross

11/30/11

I'm confused. Does this start on the Thursday morning (like in two hours), or does it start Friday morning (26 hours)?
There's an absolute shit-ton of conflicting information on that page, and It'd be good if there was some clarification.

12/1/11 AustinBreed responds:

Yeah, things got all weird when we pushed it back to three days. Give me a second, and I'll have the info out soon.


JellyTeaJellyTea

11/30/11

That cat is smoking.


Voice Actor / CS5 / 1 year of experiance / GMT -5


Bill-PremoBill-Premo

11/30/11

I pulled an all nighter to finish all my prior projects. I'm fucking pumped. I'm ready to jam my jam jam all over this jam.

Artist/Animator / Flash 8 / 8 years of experience / GMT -6


ChandoChando

11/30/11

Sorry, I messed up my previous post, here's my actual info!

Wildcard (Music)/FL Studio 10/7 months active experience/GMT -5


ChandoChando

11/30/11

Wildcard/Music/FL Studio 10/GMT -5


IaMI2002IaMI2002

11/30/11

I know it's last minute! but if anyone needs an extra artist, let me know.

Artist/Animator/ Flash CS3,4/6 year of exp/ UTC/GMT -5 hours


RampantRampant

11/30/11

I'm a motherflippin' wildcard!

Musician / Various Music Software / 8 Years Experience / Timezone GMT -5:00 (US East Coast / NewGrounds Time)


GundayMattGundayMatt

11/30/11

Wildcard - Musician, Voice Acting, Game Design / Logic, ProTools / 10+ Years of experience / GMT -5


Wildcard (Music/Composition) / Flash 11.01 / 12 years / GMT - 5


destructindestructin

11/30/11

Artist, Flash CS3, 4 years, GMT 6


MarkP0rterMarkP0rter

11/30/11

Artist/ Flash 8, CS4, CS5 (prefers 8) / 10 years of experience / GMT +1


JinJin

11/30/11

Programmer / CS4 / 0 experience/ GMT +8


Artist(animation)/Flash CS5/4 years experience and counting/GMT +8


cahocachicahocachi

11/30/11

Whoops
Wildcard(for everything except art) / Flash CS5 / 1 year of Exp. /GMT+1


cahocachicahocachi

11/30/11

Wildcard!

I play guitar and also compose all kinds of things, so Musician.

I write short stories and I master roleplaying games, so writer too

And I could do some VA, so count me in!


3D-xelu3D-xelu

11/30/11

XsakuX (Musician)
XsakuX (Musician)

is twice on the wildcards list :P


KembryKembry

11/30/11

OK I TRY AGAIN..

ARTIST/ANIMATOR, 4-5 year expierence, GMT- doesn`t matter I dunno what does the word sleep means !


KembryKembry

11/30/11

OI MATE, GAME JAM 6 WOW LOOKS LIKE SOON GAME JAM WILL HAVE ONE NICE BIG ARCHIVE. Bla bla bla, CAN I JOIN ? THIS WILL BE 4TH GAME JAM, SO I CAN SAY I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING.

SIGN UP

MY NAME IS KEMBRY I AM 67 YEARS OLD PAPA, AND I AM MAKING ANIMATIONS AND I CA DO A LOTS OF CRAZY AND SHITTY ART. SO CAN I JOIN ?

good enough ?


WallrossWallross

11/30/11

Also, Austin, please don't put more than one programmer on a team. Like 4ur said, it'll just cause problems with conflicting programming styles and actionscript versions, and debugging things will be a real nightmare. I can't see it turn out any other way than bad.

There are 25 programmers and 33 artists (36 if you count the wild cards with additional art skills). Why not just have one artist per team, and a few teams with two artists? Because If there are two programmers a team, one will definitely be left out.


ValerofondValerofond

11/30/11

Artist/ Flash CS5/ 6 years of experience/ GMT +2


WallrossWallross

11/30/11

I can't help but notice redminus's name is under the programmer list. When he in fact signed up to be an artist.


Wait wait, 2 programmers per team? I'm not sure about that. That will most likely just slow the team down, since most programmers aren't used to working with other programmers, and the difference of skill levels could cause erroneous code or it may just be a pain working on one engine at the same time.

On the *other* hand, *that* will really be an interesting experience...so yeah I'm not against that apparently!

11/30/11 AustinBreed responds:

Don't worry! When I said originally, I meant that we had intended for two programmers in the first jam.


CarrionCarrion

11/30/11

ARTIST / FLASH cs5 / 7 years of experience / GMT 8


crashadamscrashadams

11/30/11

Artist (3d modeling, photoshop, flash, maya, zbrush)
Artist Name: Michael "Crash" Adams
XP: Associates of multimedia design 2005. Bachelors of Game art (finishing this year)
Timezone: ( Eastern, Kentucky USA)

I used flash extensively a few years back but it's been awhile. I couldn't be the primary flash user on a team...need a few days to get back into the swing of things before I could lead in that capacity, I have been trying to learn stencyl lately though and would love to work with a coder in that platform. I'm primarily a concept artist/3d modeler/texture artist now as far as my primary income is concerned but I've really been wanting to be more involved in the newgrounds community and not just do game art challenges on other sites.

sounds like a fun time anyway! bring it on I say, maybe I can be of help.


RealFactionRealFaction

11/29/11

forgot to mention I use FL Studio 9 (cause 10 sucks)


RealFactionRealFaction

11/29/11

WILDCARD (musician)

Artist Name: RealFaction

XP: Almost 6 years of experience

Timezone: (GMT -05:00 Eastern USA)

Not much more to say, just I'm a hard working dedicated and passionate musician. Other than that, my special ability is thunderbolt, not that it's useful for this.


SockembopSockembop

11/29/11

Job - artist / Flash CS4 / 5yrs Experience / Timezone (GMT -5)


dj-Jodj-Jo

11/29/11

I'll sign up as (Wildcard) Musician
I use FL Studios and I have 3 years of experience

GMT -5


SineRiderSineRider

11/29/11

Guess i'll sign up for this, sounds really interesting :D

Wildcard (Musician/sound design etc.) / Reason 5, Ableton Live 8 / over 5 years of experience / Eastern Time GMT -5


shrimpchrisshrimpchris

11/29/11

@4urentertainment Well, I never said I couldn't use a musician, a writer, voice actor, and possibly a pixel artist. I would love a chance to work with other NG users.


redminusredminus

11/29/11

Artist/ Flash CS3 / 2 years / GMT -8:00)