Hey hi hello folks! Time for another one of these! :D Since it's been about half a year since the last one, it's time to make some games together again!
THE THEME HAS BEEN DECIDED:
"WHAT HIDEO KOJIMA DOES NEXT"
MAY DAN HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.
- START: November 28th (I will announce the theme live just past midnight when that day begins, so don't start working before then!)
- END: December 6th (be sure to submit your game before that day is over!)
- There will be a special theme picked at random from the GB folks' suggestions at the PAX Prime panel! In addition to this theme, the game should also be somehow related to Giant Bomb.
- Do what you want, but please try not to be too crude or offensive -
be a Giant Bomber, not a Giant Bummer!
So that's November 28th to December 6th - 9 days total, which includes two weekends. Hopefully that's enough to let as many people as possible make some really cool, really silly games... again!
Nearly every member of the crew suggested a theme for the jam when I asked during the PAX Prime panel, so for the sake of fairness I'm trying to track down everybody so each staff member has a chance to contribute. Here are the themes; only one will be chosen, and I have no idea which!
- The Crowd: Johnny V
- Jeff: East VS West
- Vinny: Italian Pac-Man
- Austin: Bleak Cyberpunk Dystopias
- Jason: Babies
- Alex: FMV
- Brad: (TO BE DETERMINED)
- Drew: (TO BE DETERMINED)
- Rorie: One Big Chomp
Check out the Giant ROM Boot Camp! Resources are listed there, both in terms of programs and free assets you can use! If you have any suggestions, post 'em and I'll update accordingly.
Also, I've made a Team-Up Sheet if you want to find fellow jammers! Any questions? Post 'em!
You can also totally submit a game by yourself if you want! :D No pressure to make a masterpiece or anything - we're all making silly things out of love and inspiration. <3 Every game counts!
Like the last time,i I'll be hosting the jam on itch.io, which has a terrific game jam feature! Everybody will be able to post their creations there, add them to the jam, and enter their team's details at the same time. There's even an integrated ranking system that I will fill with arbitrary and silly parameters!
Are There Fabulous Prizes?
THERE WILL BE PARTICIPATION PRIZES FOR ALL TEAMS WHO SUBMIT A GAME!
Probably Steam codes for games. But maybe Something More for the games that stand out in some way! Who knows?
Put your team together if you don't already have one, and get to developing a ridiculous game!
Duder, it's over! Go check out the games! :D
Happy jamming! :D