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Hello! 4

AdroitConceptions 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

Hello Alakajam!

My name is Jason. I have been making games in my spare time for around 2 years now (after a long break… I remember doing a few on a Lazer128 in basic and one in c/c++ in high school). Mostly Gam Jams, but I also did a 12 games in 12 weeks challenge a while back.

I am going to be watching for the theme and will be making a game if I can find some time to put into it this weekend.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!

Frequently Used tools: Unity, VSCode, Blender, GIMP, Audacity, LMMS, Abundant Music, ChipTone

Hey hey hey 2

ToffieBoey 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

I'm in. :O

This'll be my… third? Fourth?
How many have there been so far?
Whatever.

Same tools as always!

  • Gamemaker stidio
  • Beepbox
  • Bfxr
  • My nooggin
HAPPY JAMMIN', FOLKS.

I'm in! 2

kirkwinner 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

Hi all!

The name is Kirk and I'm here to say, I like to make games in a major way.

Heard about this jam, thought I'd give it a whirl. I imagine I'll be using unity for this one. Best of luck to everyone and I hope everyone has a really fun time! ^_^

Lets get ready for rrrrrumble! 0

dansi212 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

Hello everyone! My name is Dan, and this is my first jam ever! Wanted to participate in one for longest time, but lack of skills was stopping me from doing so.

But hopefully, now i have enough in me to make something that at least not gonna crash to desctop at launch.

Good luck to everyone out there, really exited to see what other people will come up with as well!

🤔 HOW TO ALAKAJAM? 🤔 4

voxel 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

A few people have asked how to actually DO alakajam recently, particularly wanting to know how to submit their game, so here's a basic guide:

  1. Sign up for a free account on alakajam.com! That's this website, you're already there 👍!
  2. Pick which category you would like to enter. Your choices are:
    • SOLO: 🧑‍ The traditional gamejam where you work ALONE to make a game within 48 hours, creating your assets from scratch.
    • TEAM: 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Identical to SOLO but you can collaborate with teammates to create your masterpiece within 48 hours.
    • UNRANKED: 👽 A whole extra day gives you 72 hours to make your unranked game. Almost anything goes, and you can even continue work on a project you previously started.
      The full details of what's allowed in each category is available on the rules page.
  3. 🚦 When the jam starts, the theme will be announced here on the website, in the discord channel, the irc channel and on the alakajam twitter account.
  4. Make your game, adhering to the 📜 jam rules 📜 and incorporating the theme into your game in any way you like. If you're entering the SOLO or TEAM categories, your use of the theme will be one of the categories your game will be judged on.
  5. Submit your game before the deadline! ⚠️You don't upload your game to alakajam.com ⚠️. Instead, you need to host the game somewhere else, such as dropbox, google drive etc. My recommendation is itch.io, which lets you create a free store page for your game, hosts the game for you and can even accept payments if you decide to charge for your game later on. Once your game is uploaded, you link to it from your game entry page on alakajam.com.
  6. Vote! Making a game for alakajam is only 51% of the fun. Once the jams have finished, the voting and feedback phase begins and typically lasts for a couple of weeks. Your game will be played by other entrants and they will be able to rank it on various criteria, such as graphics, audio, etc, as well as leaving feedback comments 👍👎. You can do the same for their games too, and the more games you vote on, the higher your karma score. The higher your karma score, the nearer to the top of the entry list your game will be displayed, which means more people are likely to play it. If you don't vote on other entries, your game is not likely to receive enough votes to get a score in the final step.
  7. Ranking results! After the ranking period has ended the votes are all added up and a score is given to your game. If your game places in the top three for any of the category you will receive an amazing 🏆 virtual trophy 🏆 and be the envy of all your friends.

I'm In! 0

sebastianscaini 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

I'm back for another Alakajam! I'm looking forward to jamming with everyone again!

Follow me on Twitter to keep up with my progress!

Check out my previous entries too:

4th Alakajam: Falling in Love

3rd Alakajam: Hunk Hustler

2nd Alakajam: You Can't See Everything at Once

Ready for my second Alakajam 0

dwemthy 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

Last one I didn't plan for and ended up kind of half-assing. Got my buddy doing art joining this time, gonna make something weird!

Gentlemen, start your engines! 1

Ztuu 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

It's that time again boys! Really looking forward to taking part in this awesome community again.
Can't wait to play everyone's games, let's do this!

Gentlemen start your engines

I WILL make a good Game for this AlakaJam! 1

duel_05 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

My last game, Falling Squares, was an unfinished and pretty awful game for Alakajam 4. Now, I have learned more, and I am ready to make a semi-decent/decent game!
I voted Capture for this one because it seems the easiest.

I'm in! First Time trying Alakajam 1

oriondark7 1 year ago on 5th Alakajam!

I have never competed in an Alakajam! before, so I decided to try it out as I had some time this February. I've competed in some different game jams before, and they went pretty well in my perspective.

Tools and Tech I will use

  • Python and Pygame for Programming + Game Engine. I might try to Learn PyTMX and Tiled over Presidents Day Weekend if I need to build separate levels.
  • Adobe Photoshop for Art, as well as Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design if I need it.
  • Bfxr for sound effects, though I might use Garage Band if I have time.

I'm really excited to get started next week, so I'll be preparing a lot in the meantime. Good luck to all who are competing!