The jam is over. Long live the jam.
Great job everyone on submitting 21 awesome games. And a big "thank you" to everyone for playing the game of reviewing and rating and commenting each other's entries. You can find the full rankings below.
Big congratulations to all the winners!
The next Kajam will be a Multiplayer Kajam. After the awesome success of the last Multiplayer Kajam, we decided to go for another round in the month of June 2023 for one month of relaxed gamedev and a joint online gaming session. So make sure to book the date. Hope to see you then :)
In September we will have a feedback fortnight and End of October there will be another Alakajam, but there will of course be separate announcements for those events.
If you want to stay up to date, join us on Discord
That's it, all the games are in - well done everyone! Now it's time to play and rate each other's games!
Constructive feedback is one of the best ways to learn and improve your game design skills, so please dish it out in buckets. If you haven't submitted a game yourself, you can still play games and leave feedback, the only thing you'll miss is the ability to rate games - so please do play and comment everyone!
The voting phase lasts until March 12th, when the ratings will be counted and the top 3 of the solo and team categories will be crowned!
Go go go! Play and rate games!
With the theme now revealed, the 17th Alakajam! has started. Let's make games :)
If you're entering the competitive, ranked jam, and are unsure what you're allowed to do, please check this page for the detailed rules of the jam (in particular the "What is allowed?" section).
The end of the jam is depending on whether you pick ranked or unranked. You can create your game page at any time during the jam (and update it any time after it's created):
Big thanks to @alyphen for hosting the launch stream! If you missed it, you can still find it on the Twitch channel.
Have a nice week-end all of you, and see you on the other side!
The 17th edition of our 48 hour game jam starts on Friday February 24th 2023!
The event is about making a game, from nothing, in a weekend. Teams or solo devs, beginners and professionals are all welcome to participate. If you opt-in to the competition, you will get to be ranked against every other contestant! Or if you prefer a more relaxed setting, maybe even work on your current hobby project, the unranked jam will still give you an opportunity to get plays and comments.
|February 10, 7pm UTC||Theme submission and voting||You can submit theme ideas for the jam and vote for all other submissions.|
|February 20, 7pm UTC||Theme shortlist||Only the best 10 themes are kept. Rank them by order of preference in this final phase of theme voting.|
|February 24, 7pm UTC||THE JAM!!!||Start making a game solo or as a team, and simply submit it before the deadline!|
|February 26, 7pm UTC||End of ranked jam||The main competition ends here, exactly 48 hours after the start time. Submissions will remain open for an additional hour after the deadline.|
|February 27,10pm UTC||End of unranked jam||If you want to go for a relaxed weekend - or need more time - you can create a game in the 72 hours of the unranked jam.|
|March 12, 7pm UTC||Results||After two weeks during which all entrants are invited to play, rate and comment on other peoples games… The results are released and the winners crowned!|
There are three divisions:
- Solo, in which you make a whole game alone in 48 hours
- Team, in which any number of persons can gather to make a game in 48 hours
- Unranked, a more open division which grants about 72 hours to finish the game. Useful for those not interested in the competitive aspect of the event, want to work on an existing project of theirs, or simply did not finish their game in time.
See the full rules for the Alakajam.
All you need to do is:
A lot of participants also post an "I am in" blog post presenting themselves or their team before the event. Describe what tools and frameworks and engines you will use to create your awesome game! Which themes do you like? Let us and the community know!
If you can, feel free to spread the word about the jam - the more we are, the merrier! glhf ;)