It's official: the results for the 11th Alakajam! are out! You can find the results below.
A huge THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to recreate their game page, and most of all to replay ratings (sometimes even comments) on the games you played. Thanks to our collective efforts, pretty much every ranked game having its page restored has managed to get ratings! The past few days have been a bit strange, but in the end the event could be completed normally which is the best outcome we could expect.
Well, other than, say, servers not burning to ashes :,-)
Final words on the lost data
If, for some reason, you've been away from Alakajam for the past 10 days and can't find your game/user account anymore, please check this page for context. Game submissions will remain open for the unranked division for a while, in case any of the users behind the dozen of games that weren't recovered decide to recreate their game page.
I hope to eventually make a postmortem of the past events as a blog post, with some advice to everyone on how to set up reliable backups that prevent the scenario we got.
- The 12th Alakajam! will take place on the 25-27 June 2021 week-end!
- Before that, a new Kajam should be held as a less competitive, more relaxed event to practice gamedev. Details have yet to be announced.
Thanks for being part of the 11h Alakajam, we hope you had a nice time, and look forward to the 12th! See you soon <3