Announcements

Shortlist voting started 0

Laguna • 4 years ago on 2nd Alakajam! 

During the last week the magnificent number of almost 200 theme suggestions have been submitted and a total of more than 7000 votes were cast.

Now the second round of theme voting starts: Shortlist voting! This means theme submission is no longer possible for the 2nd Alakajam.
For the next week the shortlist voting will be active. In this phase, the ten most popular themes from the first phase will be up for everyones ranking. Here you can not simply up- or down-vote theme suggestions, but create a ranked list.

If you have not done yet, create an "I am in" Post. What tools are you using? Did you take part in previous gamejams? Tell the community a little bit about you and your goals for the upcoming 2nd Alakajam!

Theme voting and submission opened 3

Laguna • 4 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.

Things to do

Welcome to the 2nd Alakajam 0

Laguna • 5 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.