With the theme now revealed, the ScoreSpace x Alakajam! has started! Good luck to all! And don't forget to support high scores for a chance to win the special awards :)
Big thanks to @DanaePlays and @Aurel300 for hosting the awesome launch stream! If you missed it, you can still watch the replay on her Twitch channel. If you like The Elder Scrolls, you will also enjoy Danae's regular streams, where she usually goes exploring the huge world of Morrowind.
You can create your game page at any time during the jam…and update it as you want after it's created, so better create it early! Unlike past Alakajam events, all divisions (ranked or unranked) will end at the same time: Monday June 22d, 7:00pm UTC, which means you have 72 hours. A bonus hour is granted for late entries to create their page.
What about high scores?
Supporting high scores is not mandatory. You can safely ignore the streamer competition and enter the jam, and even why not win it. However, this event is a great opportunity to have a number of players compete on your game, and streamers in particular livestreaming it.
In order to qualify for the special awards and the streamer competition, your game must support high scores, in the forms of a visible score that can be captured as a screenshot. You must also toggle two checkboxes on your game submission page: one for enabling high scores, and another one granting us permissions to use the game for the tournament.
See the complete rules (section "Awards and perks") for additional details on how this works.
Cool things to do during the jam
- Stream your development process. Join the event as a streamer from your dashboard to let everyone know about it, and possibly get featured on the front page during the week-end! This will also have the side effect to let you enter the streamer competition.
- Write a blog post: Share your thoughts on the theme, post your progress, images of food or gifs of cute animals. You can also free to use posts for advertising live jam streams.
- Come relax on the Discord server, tweet about #alakajam and/or follow the alakajam Twitter account.
- Initialize your game page early!
Everyone have a nice week-end, and see you on the other side ;)