It's official: the results for the 7th Alakajam! are out! You can find the results here:
Kudos, high fives and back slaps to everyone who participated, in whatever way(s) you chose to. We hope you had a blast! If you have things to say about the event, feel free to share any feedback on the #headquarters channel of our Discord server.
The next Alakajam! will take place in February 2020, with the exact date to be set in stone very soon. Since it is in a long time, we have a couple events in store before then.
The next event will be a gaming competition called AKJ Tournament, where the community is invited like last time to play & compete on jam games! If you want to submit your own game to the event, follow this link.
Thanks for being part of this fun event, we hope you had a nice time! See you next time :)
For the next two weeks, all entrants are be able to give ratings on other games. Take some time to play & rate games, and even better write some feedback about it! Getting constructive feedback is one of the best ways to learn and improve one's game design skills, so please dish it out in buckets. While people who didn't enter the event cannot rate games, they can still post reviews.
By rating & commenting (even on Unranked entries), you will gain Karma that will make your game more visible to others. A high Karma gives you more chances to get ratings yourself and reach the minimum of 10 to be classified. Otherwise, you will not get a final ranking!
On October 6th, at 7pm UTC the final results will be released and the winners crowned :)
The 7th Alakajam has started! Let's make awesome games!
The end of the jam is depending on whether you pick ranked or unranked:
After the jam you have one hour of submission time
We all enjoyed the awesome opening ceremony created by TigerJ (Twitter, Twitch). If you missed it, you can still find it at his Twitch channel.
Build it, raise to the top of it, destroy it, or whatever. Conquer the heights.
gl hf to all of you and see you on the other side!
The next edition of the Alakajam will start soon, on September 20th!
As always, the event is about making a game, from nothing, in a weekend. Teams or solo devs, beginners and professionals are all welcome to participate in the Alakajam community. If you opt-in to the competition, you will be ranked against every other contestant!
|September 6 7pm UTC||Theme submission and voting||You can submit theme ideas for the jam and vote for all other submissions.|
|September 13 7pm UTC||Theme shortlist||Only the best 10 themes are kept. Rank them by order of preference in this final phase of theme voting.|
|September 20 5pm UTC||Countdown stream||TigerJ hosts an official stream on Twitch to launch the event!|
|September 20 7pm UTC||THE JAM!!!||Start making a game solo or as a team, and simply submit it before the deadline!|
|September 22 8pm UTC||End of ranked jam||The main competition ends here, exactly 48 hours after the start time.|
|September 23 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.|
|October 6 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 ;)