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Mystery keynote speaker 1

Aurel300 • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! entry  The Fall of Atlantis

Who could be standing behind that podium?

Join us tonight at 18:00 UTC on DanaePlays channel for the launch stream to find out!

Less than 10 hrs to GO! 0

maartene • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! entry  Enjoy Diving

Looking forward to this weekend's Jam:

  • a shortlist of original themes that can be interpreted many different ways - wonder which one will end on top;
  • planned out the weekend for this;
  • great way to end my vacation.

Haven't decided on tech/tools yet. Though Love2D looks cool to give a try.

Good luck everyone!

Let's do this! 0

Kerri • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! 

I got out of hospital on Tuesday with not one, but two kidney stones that I have yet to pass. However I signed up for this with every intention of doing my best so here goes.

After what I can only call a miraculous success from AKJ7 I am hyped to jump right back in to making something new and exciting to learn with. I'll be entering the 3 day jam as a solo this year supported by my wonderful girlfriend so I'm going to have to make some sacrifices in regards to music and sfx but I'll see what I can do.

I'll be using Godot again as the engine as it served me well last time, wings 3D and krita/inkscape for graphics and if I somehow manage it, bfxr for sfx and Sibelius for music.

Good luck to everyone taking part whether you're here to compete or just have a good time. Looking forward to all the entries I'll get to play.

Preparing for PICO 0

Odrez • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! entry  Anywhere for you

This will be the first jam where I'll use PICO-8 to create a game and I'm already quite excited!

While I was going through some tutorials I remembered a 2008 netbook I still had in my drawer, et voilà:

It runs xubuntu and now directly boots into PICO-8. Also adjusted Terminator for a C64 feel:

Despite 32bit and single core, pico runs surprisingly well. This thing might be old, but has a solid battery. It's great to have a machine that I just can boot up and start programming, even on the go. :)

Happy Jam everyone!

I'm in! Third time the charm 2

MatchaMaze • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! entry  Light In The Deep

After last times quite unsuccesfull attempt, I'm back with more knowledge and ambition than ever!
(Just realised I missed 2 Jams… Shame..)
This time as a team! On my side is Oliminor (graphics expert)!

Engine: Unity
Graphics: Aseprite
Music: Sound Forge / Bosca ceoil
Motivation: Maltesers

Might even do a dev. log on it… Anyone would be interested?

Time to return 0

Ztuu • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! entry  What a Load of Pollocks

I missed AKJ 7 so I'm hoping to find time to make something for this jam :D

I've never made a 3D game for a jam so I'm aiming to do something 3D so I can practice my blender skills!

First Alakajam 0

Ellie • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! 

Hi everyone,
I'm Ellie, and I live in Nevada, but am originally from Sweden. I found this jam through the Ludum Dare page, and am really looking forward to jamming this upcoming weekend. I am conscidering doing the extended deadline, as I work evenings (so there goes Friday, and it's my turn to host -and cook for- DnD that Sunday, lol) but we'll see.

My background is in game design, and I particularly enjoy level design, but am neither programmer or artist, so it'll be an interesting challenge. Oh, and I will most likely do this jam in the Twine engine. :)

Best of luck to us all!

Woohoo! So excited for my first Alakajam! 1

IfYouWillem • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! 

I'm new here so unsure of the rules. Please blast me out if this type of post is unwelcome. But a friend of mine and I finally made time for a Game Jam and found this community through your Ludum Dare post. And I'm so excited to have a community to do the jam with!!

Cheers to all! And may the odds ever be in your favor!

Willem

Trio tries third jam in three years 0

Wan • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! entry  Rockslide

Greetings from France, where we'll be reforming the team from last jam! Our last time together was when we worked on Arkenstone (pictured on the right), and we're hoping to have a great week-end together again.

The team

This is now the fourth jam for BalBoom, while Thrainsa and I have been guilty of numerous game jams entries on both Alakajam and Ludum Dare.

Our plans

The last jam left us with mixed feelings. On one side it was fun to make a good old "platformer-with-a-twist" for the first time in a while (we used to do those all the time for our first jams in the early 2010s). On the other hand, it proved trickier than expected this time to code the mechanics we had in mind and glue everything together into a finished game. That left little time to polish the look and feel of the game, and literally zero time for audio.

We're still discussing what kind of game we'd like to do, but the main goal is to get the scope as small as possible in terms of code - and assets ideally, to leave plenty of space for polish.

Techs we'll most certainly be using are Unity and the Reason music software, the rest will depend on the game.
Have a nice jam!

a 6th alakajam - 1 simple goal 0

Lokior • 8 months ago on 8th Alakajam! 

Never learn anything from my past mistakes! (I'm not great at this but it's so much fun)
and it's my 7th alakajam but I failed the second If I remember correctly.

unreal or unity (or any other engine that will tempt me until the jam launch date)
blender
aesprite
fruityloop
cesca coil
paint.net

Everything will probably depend on my mental health. As always I will love going through all your submissions and see all of your beautiful beautiful projects full of nice things and creativity.

Thundercats out!