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Game Ja-Ja-Ja Jam 2022

January 21, 2022 - January 24, 2022

Free
Coding Blocks Game Jam

Let’s make a game!
The Coding Blocks Game Jam is a light-hearted jam with an emphasis on learning something new, sharing, and having fun.

It doesn’t matter if you are a Carmack-ian super l33t game-dev demi-god or if this will be your first time intentionally coding an infinite loop, there is always something new to learn so hop on in and try something new.

Theme?
We are tentatively scheduled for January 21st to January 24th.

Who can enter?
You, you can enter! Also, if you want to join as part of a team – that’s fine too! The spirit of this “competition” is to learn, try new things, have fun and share and we think that joining as part of a team is a great way to do that.

Theme?
We are still gathering suggestions for the theme and then we’ll vote on them, hit us up on Twitter if you have an idea!

What assets can I use?
You can use whatever assets you have the rights too, but programmer art is highly encouraged because it’s awesome.

Any language / framework requirements?
We encourage browser-based technologies for security reasons, but this jam is about you learning something new and having fun, so do what makes sense for you. Just know that most people won’t play your game unless it runs in a browser.

Here is a list (thanks Wil!) of engines that can export for a browser:

  • Unity
  • Unreal
  • Godot
  • Phaser
  • Korge
  • jMonkey

Most major languages also have ways to compile down to web assembly, here are a couple suggestions if you want to try going that route but beware – you can end up spending a lot of time going down this rabbit hole instead of working on your game:

  • emscripten
  • rust to asm
  • go to wasm

What are the judging criteria?

  • Creativity
  • Fun
  • Quirkiness
  • Slack:

We have a #game-dev-wannabe channel in slack, go join!

Code of Conduct:
Don’t be a creepy jerk, read the code of conduct

Details

Start:
January 21, 2022
End:
January 24, 2022
Cost:
Free
https://itch.io/jam/coding-blocks-game-jam-22