The theme for the 2023 Coding Blocks Game Jam has been selected: “Everything is backwards”
We can’t wait to see what you come up with! #cbjam
The 2022 Coding Blocks Game Jam is coming up January 21st – 24th
and we need your help selecting a theme! Pick your 3 – 5 favorites in the list below, and we’ll carry the top half forward to round 2.
Voting has ended, these topics are coming over to round 2:
What’s a Game Jam?
We have an episode all about Game Jams, but the short version is that a Game Jam is a chance to try something new by using your programming and creative skills to build a game. This jam runs from January 21st – 24th, afterwards anybody who submitted a game can play and give feedback on the games. There are no strict rules or prizes, it’s all about the fun. Check up the sign-up page for more information: itch.io
With Game Ja-Ja-Ja-Jamuary coming up, we discuss what makes a game engine, while Michael’s impersonation is spot-on, Allen may really just be Michael, and Joe already has the title of his next podcast show at the ready.
The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode173.[Read more…]
We step back to reflect on what we learned from our first game jam, while Joe’s bathroom is too close and Allen taught Michael something (again).
Stop squinting to read this via your device’s podcast player. This episode’s show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode151, where you can join the conversation.[Read more…]
A theme has been selected on Twitch, and the jam is on. The theme is “Everything Is Broken”, interpret (or ignore) it as you see fit. The important thing is to learn and have fun!
Sign-up is open till the close of the #cbjam on January 24th, link is here:
Speaking of learning and having fun, make sure to use the hashtag
if you’re tweeting about the jam. Also, make sure to send us your Twitch and we’ll add it to this list.
Want to watch a stream? Toss these fine folks a follow:
Voting is closed! We’ve narrowed the list of potential themes down to the following four:
The final theme will be randomly selected precisely on January 21st, 23:59:59:9999 GMT.
You can watch the final drawing on Twitch, and then it’s on like Donkey Kong!
The game jam is coming up in less than two weeks, running January 21st-24th 2021. We’re doing another round of theme voting, and then we’ll pare this list down to the final 4. The final theme will be randomly selected and announced on the day of the competition.
Help us choose please! Voting is closed! The final theme will be chosen on Twitch on January 21st, 23:59:59:99999 GMT
How do I sign up, or find more information?
What if I want to make a game, but don’t have the time?
Sign up anyway and do what feels good to you!
What if I’ve never made a game, or what if I’m a super good game dev?
Either way is fantastic, it’s all about fun and learning!
What if I prefer working in a team?
Awesome, bring it!
There is a bigger FAQ on the sign-up page, also, you can just ask us on Twitter or Slack or whatever. 🙂