timbeaudet

Hello Alakajammers, it is your host TimBeaudet!

If you haven't yet, START YOUR ENGINES! 🚗🚘 It is now time to sort the top-10 themes into the order you most wish them to be.

Joining us this weekend? Then write up your very own "I am In" post. Let everyone know who you are, what tools you use and what theme you wish to win! 🏁

Drive safe, have fun and good luck!

Wan

The new Alakajam! is finally approaching and will start on February 22nd!

The goal of the event is simple: make a game, from scratch, in just a weekend. You can do this on your own, or in a team, you can be a seasoned pro or a total beginner. If you opt-in to the competition, you will be ranked against every other contestant!

Full schedule

Dates Phase Description
Feb. 8 Theme submission & voting You can submit theme ideas for the jam and vote for all other submissions.
Feb. 15 Theme shortlist Only the best 10 themes are kept. Rank them by order of preference in this final phase of theme voting.
Feb. 22
6:30pm UTC
Countdown stream DanaePlays and Aurel300 host an official stream on Twitch to launch the event!
Feb. 22
7pm UTC
 THE JAM!!!  Until Sunday 7pm UTC, make a game solo or as a team, and simply submit it before the deadline!
Feb. 25 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 10 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!

Rules

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.

How to enter

All you need to do is:

  1. Create an account on this website
  2. Publish your game before the deadline

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 ;)

Wan

The first full-scale Alakajam! of 2019 will take place on the February 22-24 week-end! We will post the detailed schedule early on that month. Book the date :)

Note that in between main competitions, we always host a variety of smaller events. The current plan (to be confirmed) is as follows:

Month Event Description
November November Challenge 2018 Make a commercial release of a project of yours, jam game or other… And make $1 out of it!
December Feedback Fortnight 2018 Exchange feedback with the community on any project you worked on this year
January 6th Kajam Practice a specific aspect of game development during this month-long game jam

To make sure not to miss the next events, you can also follow us either on Twitter or Reddit.