It's been over three months since the last Alakajam. The next competition will take place on the 12-14 October weekend!
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 get to be ranked against all the other contestants!
First we need to decide on a theme, which we do by letting people submit their ideas and vote for all other submissions. Once we are closer to the jam, we will crop the list to the top 10 suggested themes, and there will be a second voting phase. The final theme will be revealed on stream just as the 4th Alakajam starts!
The full schedule is listed below:
|September 28 - October 5th||Theme submission & voting||You can submit theme ideas for the jam and vote for all other submissions.|
|October 5-12nd||Theme shortlist||Only the best 10 themes are kept. Rank them by order of preference in this final phase of theme voting.|
|October 12, 6:30 UTC||Countdown stream||DanaePlays and Aurel300 host an official stream on Twitch to launch the event!|
|October 12-14th||THE JAM!!!||From Friday 7pm UTC to Sunday 7pm UTC, make a game solo or as a team, and simply submit it before the deadline!|
|October 12-15th||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 14-28th||Game voting||For two weeks all entrants are invited to play, rate and comment on other peoples games.|
|October 28th||Results||The results from game voting are released and the winners are 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.
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! And of course: good luck and have fun ;)