Starts July 26th 12:00AM MDT (GMT-6) and close on August 9th 11:59PM MDT (GMT-6)
This years rewards
1st - $500
2nd - $200
3rd - $50
Community Choice - Hyperdimension Neptunia steam code donated by @avakann!
Theme: In the workplace
We hope that you’ll interpret the theme more broadly than the theme appears at first glance. You could make a game that uses a fast food assembly line as a mechanic, but you could also have a game that simply takes place as an office. Additionally you can be creative about what a workplace can be. A tourist site. A brothel. A mine. A panhandler’s corner. Be creative with how you incorporate the theme into your project.
@BellyBelting it’s meant to be left up to a certain amount of interpretation. So the mechanics or setting or concepts have to involve a workplace. That could be modeling a job, or it could be a story that takes place in a job. Contestants can/should be creative about it
While I understand the intent, I do not think we will require this. Considering the tight time frame of the Jam and the stress of it; adding a requirement for a screen shot would just add additional undo stress to the participating devs that really provides no benefit to them in terms of scoring. Also, it seems unfair to me if we where to penalize a submission just because they ran out of time to add a screen shot before posting their submission
You know that seems innocuous enough, but I was literally posting my screenshots in a panic on Friday night before the deadline. I ended up coming back to edit the post the next day with updated screenshots. So believe me, the stress is real haha.
When deadlines are involved you often have to make sacrifices to get things done on time. We don’t want to force game makers in a jam to devote time to advertising type stuff, over working on the actual game. Taking a screenshot is easy enough, but there is also time needed to figure out what exactly you’re going to screenshot, and framing it properly and making the post about it. I agree that it’s definitely be nice to have screenshots of the game, just as a “here is what you might get” but we’re not going to mandate it