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Theme voting and submission opened 3

Laguna • 2 years ago on 2nd Alakajam! 

The 2nd Alakajam will happen between Feb 23rd to 25th. Until then the theme voting happens. The theme for the jam will be decided by the community. That means, you can submit themes you like and vote for the themes of other participants. All you have to do is to create an account and start to submit and rate themes.

The voting process

  • For one week (starting Feb 9th) you can submit up to three theme suggestions. Everyone else will be able to rate your suggestions positively or negatively.
  • After one week (at Feb 16th) suggestions will be closed. The top ten themes will be made public and everybody can vote for them in order of preference.
  • The final theme will be announced with the launch of the jam (at Friday Feb 23rd, 7pm) with an announcement video.

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Welcome to the 2nd Alakajam 0

Laguna • 2 years ago on 2nd Alakajam! 

The 2nd Alakajam is going to happen February 23rd to 25th! This gives you the opportunity to make your game, from scratch, in just a weekend.
It doesn't matter if you are a seasoned pro or a total beginner, if you like video games and are motivated to create your very own game, keep reading.

Schedule

  • Feb 9th to Feb 23rd: Theme selection. You can submit theme suggestions for the jam and vote for all other suggestions. (Note: this closes two days early to give us time to produce the announcement video)
  • Feb 23rd 7pm UTC: The jam is live. And it starts with the theme unveiling at 7pm UTC.
    You can join either for the competition or the unranked jam.
  • Feb 23rd to Feb 25th: You want to join the full competition? These are your (or your team's) 48 hours to create an awesome game.
  • Feb 23rd to Feb 26th: If you are not in for the competetive aspect or want to go for a relaxed weekend, you can create a game during the 72 hours of the unranked jam.
  • Feb 25th to Mar 11th: Playing other's games and voting. For two weeks all entrants are invited to play, rate and comment on other peoples games.
  • Mar 11th: The results from game voting are released and the winners are crowned!

Rules

All rules can be found under the help tab:

Alakajam rules

How to enter

Entering the 2nd Alakajam is easy! Just decide whether you want to do the competition (48 hours) or join the unranked jam (72 hours). All you need to do is to create an account. Then you can enter the event, suggest themes and/or vote for themes and submit your game after the jam.

It would be nice if you share a small "I am in" blog post presenting yourself or your team. What language, engine and tools will you use to create an awesome game? What are your expectations for the jam? Let us and the community know!
And if you are using Twitter or Reddit, spread the word about the 2nd Alakajam.

Final game after about 10 hours 0

Laguna • 3 years ago on 1st Alakajam! entry  Alchemy Guy

Hi there,

At first I want to shout out a big thank you to the organizers for setting up this site. It feels great and I hope it will be a great place for guture jams!

Due to personal time constraints, we worked on the game throughout saturday. We started at around 12:00 and finished at 22:00, when I had to go for the next gamejam, the one hour game jam. So we worked roughly 10 hours on the game, which is quite short.

Normally we do 2d programmer's art or pixelart games (if you are interested, check out our website. This time, we tried a 3d game using unity. It worked out quite nicely and we are pretty happy with the result. The big drawback is, that there is not that much gameplay, which is mostly to our time constraints. Nevertheless, working in 3d was a completely different kind of monster, which was really enjoyable. @Thunraz created all the models, while I worked in the engine and got the gameplay, LevelDesign and sounds (thx to freesounds.org) up and running. That worked out quite well as merging scenes in unity seems not feasible at all.

You can play Alchemy Guy on windows or webGL. => click to play and rate

We are in 1

Laguna • 3 years ago on 1st Alakajam! 

Hi there,

We are in! As a two people indie gamedev team, we took part in LD regularly since August 2013. This time we will be going for unity and something 3d, probably a shooter.

You can view our portfolio at https://runvs.io/Games

Good luck to everyone and see you on the other side!