The next edition of the Alakajam! event will start on September 18th.
During that week-end, the goal is to making a game, in a weekend. Teams or solo devs, beginners and professionals are all welcome to participate! There are two ways to approach the event:
- Enter the competitive jam (Solo/Team division) and make your game from nothing, to be ranked against every other contestant.
- If you prefer a more relaxed setting, maybe even want to work on your current long-term project, the Unranked division will give you an opportunity to get plays and comments, while discarding the restrictive rules.
|Theme submission and voting||You can submit theme ideas for the jam and vote for all other submissions.|
|September 11, 7pm UTC||Theme shortlist||Only the best themes are kept. Rank them by order of preference in this final phase of theme voting.|
|September 18, 6pm UTC||Countdown stream||An official stream is held on Twitch to launch the event!|
|September 18, 7pm UTC||Jam launch||Start making a game solo or as a team, and simply submit it before the deadline!|
|September 20, 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.|
|September 21,10pm 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 4, 7pm UTC||Jam 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!|
|October 8, 7pm UTC||Tournament start||A selection of the best games will be picked by the organizers for all to compete on them. Post your best scores as screenshots and climb the leaderboard!|
|October 11, 7pm UTC||Tournament results||After 3 days of high scores, the final player rankings will be announced.|
See the full rules for the Alakajam here.
How to enter
All you need to do is:
- Create an account on this website
- 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 ;)