Congratulations everyone for joining the jam :) We have beaten the record of the first event, with already 69 games to play!
Submissions are still open for unranked submissions: while those won't be officially ranked, they can expect as many people to play & comment on them. So, if you haven't finished your game in time, it's not too late to complete something! Game submissions will completely close Monday at 10pm UTC.
We will post more details about the voting phase tomorrow evening, but you can already go play & review games right now!
I've been crazy enough to join the 1st Alakajam AND all three of the month-long Kajams that followed… And I won't end my streak now! (hopefully…)
We'll be using Unity, with normally Reason (music) & Photoshop. If we go down the 3D route I'll consider using the ProBuilder plugin for Unity as a replacement for Blender.
EDIT: some people have suggested we start the event a little earlier, to squeeze in one more weekend—so now the event is now going to start on March 29th. Sorry for the confusion!
Kajam competitions are month-long events in which people make a video game from scratch, focusing each time on a specific aspect of game making, as chosen by its host. They are perfect to learn, experiment and improve your gamedev skills! More details here.
The topic of the 4th Kajam will be announced by its host, in complete non-jokey seriousness, on
April 1st March 29th.
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Congrats to the entrants of this small Storytelling-themed event!
The jam results are out, making me realize in the process that I shoud have advertised the voting phase more: due to a lack of ratings, only 2 of the games ended in the final rankings ( @bradur 's only had 1 vote).
Anyway, if you want to join a bigger, more competitive event, now is the right time to book the 23-25 week-end, on which the 2nd Alakajam will take place at last! More details to be announced tomorrow…
The 3rd Kajam focused on storytelling just reached its end, yielding 4 new games for all to discover!
For the next week, everyone will be able to rate the games, so that everyone can get enough ratings for interesting results. Go explore them, and please leave feedback on the games you play!
Note: since this is a relaxed competition, we're leaving the game submissions open for any late entrant (I'm looking at you @toasty!)
Because games don't always have to be about shooting things, the first 2018 Kajam is about telling Stories! Explore how to tell a nice and engaging story to your players, maybe by focusing on developing interesting choices, or on the attachment to the characters, or simply use this excuse to finally try and tell a story for your first time!
While every single type of video game can be greatly affected by its storytelling, here are cheap ways you could exercise your talents:
Don't forget to share tips & progress reports with the community throughout the month. Have fun!
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