Hey hi folks! It's been a while, but now it's time to once again get together and make some games! :D
THE GIANT BEAST HAS DECIDED! OPTIONAL THEME: GIANT BOMB ANY-VERSARY!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Giant Bomb, make a game about an anniversary of Giant Bomb... ANY anniversary! 1st, 10th, 100th, 10,000th... any amount of time is worth celebrating!
- Make a game! Anything works, so long as it can be submitted here and can be played!
- START: July 28th
- END: August 5th (submit your game before that day is over!)
- There is a theme for returning jammers and/or folks who want some extra inspiration!
- The theme is just a suggestion, no pressure!
- The game should 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 July 28th to August 5th - 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!
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 here and we'll help!
Danielle Riendeau at Waypoint also posted a neat article on how to get started making games if you want some pointers!
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'm 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 might be. Maybe Something Neat for the games that stand out in some way! Who knows?
The scoring system for the voting round has also been revised once more to be way simpler! It's now down to enjoyment, styyyyyle (a mix of originality, concept and execution), and just how Giant Bomb a game is.
Put your team together if you don't already have one, and prepare to make a ridiculous game when the jam starts!
Happy jamming! :D