The 1st Feedback Fortnight has just reached is deadline, congratulations to all who took part! For this very first event we'd like to thank everyone who joined the community, be it by submitting a game, sharing feedback on the site or simply hanging out on our little IRC channel. Not mentioning code contributors (@dollarone, @thomastc & @toasty) who are now part of the team whether they want it or not ;)
Anyway, this is of course just a start, so here is the roadmap for the weeks to come:
Feedback Fortnight videos & discussion
As you already know, we started making videos of each game, and you can expect the remaining ones to appear within the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, you're invited to go try the other games and exchange feedback. The more comments you make, the bigger your Feedback Score is, the bigger your chances are to get comments in exchange!
1st Alakajam! competition: 22-24 September
Now that the site is up and running, the next step for Alakajam! is to host a first real competition. It will take place for 48 hours during the 22-24 September week-end, and will have features not unlike the ones you may know from Ludum Dare or itch.io jams:
- A theme selection phase will be held a couple weeks before the event starts
- When the theme is announced, you will have 48 hours to make a game, either solo or as a team
- Community ratings & feedback will then take place for a couple weeks, until the final rankings are released :)
Behind the scenes: site updates
The development of the website will be in flux throughout the summer, with the implementation of everything required to make that competition take place. We also hope to release cool features like adding games from outside events to your profile, turning it into a cool portfolio of all your past jams if you want.
If you're interested in helping, the site is made with NodeJS and hosted on Github where issues await any volunteers.
Thanks for reading, and see you later!