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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!
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.
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.
For the first week of December.
The Newgrounds Game Jam 6 will begin Thursday, December 1st, and last a full week.
+ 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.
+ Calling all animators, programmers, writers, musicians, bards: anyone with an ounce of creative potential is welcome to compete!
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.)
+ 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.
+ 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!
DahDoctow (Voice actor)
big-jonny-13 (Voice actor)
fede1920 (Additional animation)
Himynameisjacob (Voice actor)
ForNoReason (Voice actor)
LazyAss23 (Additional art)
FourSwordsKing (Additional animation)
piriqui (Voice actor)
Travis (Voice actor)
Kamikaye (Additional art)
Whothefrack (Additional art)
DeadEndWorldStudios (Voice actor)