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NG GAME JAM 9: Screenshots You Want to Play

6/12/13 by AustinBreed
Updated 6/20/13

6/20 Update:
Good morning jammers, the new thread to declare your screenshot/team is here.

NEWGROUNDS GAME JAM 9: Screenshots You Want to Play
Art Discussion Thread + Team Finding Thread + TinyChat

Hey Newgrounds, it's been a while! Let's skip the introduction and get to the jammin'.

The Game Jam 9 will take place in two parts. The first part will be art submission until June 19th, and the second part will be game developing that will last 2 weeks (from June 20th to July 4th).

WHAT IS THE NG GAME JAM?
+ The Game Jams have been a community project to rapidly create video game designs and inject new ideas into the industry. In the past, teams made up of (sometimes random) people with various talents would be given a theme (like cabin in the woods, literary classics, or specific horrible constraints) and have a short deadline to finish the game.

+ You can check out all the past Game Jam games here.

+ From my personal experience, the very best thing about the game jams are meeting new people and collaborators that you may never would have interacted with before. Animators, programmers, writers, artists, musicians, voice actors; anyone with any ounce of creative potential is welcome to join us!

SCREENSHOTS YOU WANT TO PLAY

+ This time around we're inviting artists to create mock screenshots of interesting games. Teams will then be asked to pick their favorite fake screenshot and build a game based entirely off of it.

PART 1: MOCK YOUR VIDEO GAME

+ ARTISTS: Make a fake screenshot for the game you've always wanted to play! There are no requirements for the size and it can look as vague, abstract, conceptual, or absurd as you please. I've posted an example I made at the bottom.

+ These pieces should not be concept art. They should at least appear to be representing some kind of gameplay footage.

+ Submit your screenshots to the Art Portal by June 19th and MAKE SURE TO TAG IT with 'screenshotjam', without the quotes, obviously.

+ Remember that by submitting your piece to this competition you're essentially entering it into the public domain for someone to run with your concept and make a game out of it.

+ If you want to submit more than one, go ahead.

PART 2: JAM!

+ Your team will declare the screenshot your game is inspired by on June 20th in a provided thread!

+ You will have 2 weeks (until July 4th) to create the game and submit it to the portal. Make sure to tag it with 'GameJam9', without the quotes.

+ All screenshots are up for grabs, any two teams can do the same screenshot.

FORMING A TEAM

+ There won't be any random team placement or any other fancy way of making teams this jam, just find some strangers, some good buddies, or contact the people you've jammed with in the past. (A solid team usually includes at least one programmer and one artist. Whatever other skills make your game awesome is free reign!)

+ Use this thread to find teammates.

+ Feel free to lone wolf it, no one said you can't. (Although I wouldn't recommend it because it's more fun to work with other people and you can make games by yourself any other day.)

+ If you made a mock screenshot and are also joining a Jam team, don't pick the artwork you entered! The whole point is to let someone else reinterpret your concept -- plus it's more fun interpret someone else's.

DON'T FORGET!

+ All times are Newgrounds times. (EST; GMT -5.)
+ Artists: Don't forget to tag your artwork!
+ Art, animation, and the majority of code must be made from scratch over the week. Don't just copy the same stuff from another game you've made.
+ Actionscript libraries, such as Flixel & Flashpunk, are OK.
+ Stencyl and other programs like it are OK.
Ads, Newgrounds API, and non-Newgrounds API are OK.
+ If you have any ideas or feedback, please drop me a PM.
+ Post your progress in the discussion thread. Remember it's a community effort! I can't stress this enough.

NEED HELP GETTING PUMPED?

+ PC Mag: How to Make the Most of Your Game Jam
+ 7 Tips to Finishing a Game in 48 Hours
+ GameDev Tuts: How to Get the Most Out of a Game Jam
+ And Remember to Work Together ... as a Jamteam!
+ Game Jam Tips
+ 7 Killer Tips for Making a Game in 48 Hours
+ The Game Jam Post-Mortem, 2010-2011
+ The Game Jam Survival Guide

NG GAME JAM 9: Screenshots You Want to Play


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@cherry-cupid "I have plenty of fake screens on my page." I think you missed the point that you didn't make the screenshot specifically for the jam.


@turkeyonastick I thought it would be useful for the jam, but if you feel that it doesn't meet the criteria, then w/e. I have plenty of fake screens on my page.


I put my entry In!


@cherry-cupid I did fix your tagging so that it had screenshotjam ...
then I realised that pic was submitted in 2011! I'm not sure if that makes it a usable entry or not, since you didn't make it specifically for the jam.


PotatomanPotatoman

6/20/13

Where is the thread to declare what i am doing?


RadRad

6/20/13

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/rad/ng-shoo t-em-up-screenshot?context=ratings:etm.user:14 04955.scouted:.offset:0

Oh I made a screenshot too, but I'm unscouted right now so It might not show up.


For some reason it won't allow me to edit the submission in order to add the screenshotjam tag, but here it is:

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/cherry-cupi d/where-the-f


NoLanLabsNoLanLabs

6/19/13

no time to make a game this time around, but here's a SCREENSHOT.

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/nolanlabs/o live-garden-breadstick-battle


same problem, my submission does not show on the art portal http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/hombrehongo /strange-sim-love-game


PonyStewPonyStew

6/19/13

For some reason my fake screenshot is not uploading to public art category, so noone can see it. Fix it please for me. http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/ponystew/su bway-despair?context=ratings:etm.user:4205734.
scouted:.offset:0


astranimeastranime

6/19/13

Im not scouted, I will not be able to participate?

Cause the dev teams will not be able to see my images, I just realized that =(


So, where do we declare which snapshot we're going to use?


RadRad

6/17/13

Already working on my screenshot :D


KairosKairos

6/16/13

I want to make a screenshot, but don't want to join a team. Can I just submit a screenshot for the first part and not do the second part? I'm not interested in the prizes and I don't have any game creation skills but think it would be fun to create a screenshot.

6/17/13 AustinBreed responds:

Yeah, you can do that.


KairosKairos

6/16/13

I want to make a screenshot, but don't want to join a team. Can I just submit a screenshot for the first part and not do the second part? I'm not interested in the prizes and I don't have any game creation skills but think it would be fun to create a screenshot.


KairosKairos

6/16/13

I want to make a screenshot, but don't want to join a team. Can I just submit a screenshot for the first part and not do the second part? I'm not interested in the prizes and I don't have any game creation skills but think it would be fun to create a screenshot.


KairosKairos

6/16/13

I want to make a screenshot, but don't want to join a team. Can I just submit a screenshot for the first part and not do the second part? I'm not interested in the prizes and I don't have any game creation skills but think it would be fun to create a screenshot.


If I can't find anyone in my team by the 20th, is it OK to form a team after that date and start late? Will the game be ineligible for prizes that way?

6/16/13 AustinBreed responds:

You can start whenever you want, just make sure you get your game in on time to be considered for prizes and such. (And even if you get in late, you made a freakin' game from scratch- that should be award enough!)


TomFulpTomFulp

6/13/13

For anyone wondering - HTML5 games are fine and so are Unity games!

If you make your game with Unity, I can help you publish it via our HTML5 ZIP upload feature, unless we actually get Unity running in the next few weeks. For both HTML5 and Unity I will need to give your account access so PM me.


RedHarvestRedHarvest

6/13/13

never mind, I'm an idiot haha - - I'm gonna try to contribute a screen shot of my own!


RedHarvestRedHarvest

6/13/13

Great Idea! Seems like there should be a separate thread though just for the Screenshot submissions? So there is one go-to place to see them all


Sweet Idea!


WolveGamesWolveGames

6/13/13

@squidly ofcourse box2d is allowed! :)


CarrionCarrion

6/13/13

It's time.


CarrionCarrion

6/13/13

It's time.


GimmickGimmick

6/13/13

dang it, my holidays FINISH on the `19th and I'm not an artist!


danman113danman113

6/12/13

Should be just fine. Never said it had to be in flash.


What about HTML5?


Hats off to the person who thought of this idea!
#RESPECT


MattsterMattster

6/12/13

This is brilliant! Great timing too! Can't wait :D


SourJovisSourJovis

6/12/13

Working on the screenshot right now. Only I'm still not scouted for the art portal. Will that diminish the chances anyone picks it up?

6/13/13 AustinBreed responds:

Just make sure to post it in the art thread, I feel like more people will be looking there anyway.


IgmonIgmon

6/12/13

Also, how does picking screenshots work? Do we call dibs on a piece and then no one else can touch it?


IgmonIgmon

6/12/13

Can html5/unity3d programmers join in on the fun too? :P


IgmonIgmon

6/12/13

Can html5/unity3d programmers join in on the fun too? :P


squidlysquidly

6/12/13

Does this make Box2D/WCK okay as well?


WolveGamesWolveGames

6/12/13

I love the idea. Working on my screenshot already :)


ZJZJ

6/12/13

Love this theme. I might even try to muster up the energy to create a screenshot.


LuwanoLuwano

6/12/13

That's a great theme! One week is a little short to get many fake screenshots to pick from, but I hope that you get a great turnout. Posting more info in the art forum thread could help.