Good day everyone! I hope everyone is doing well in these current times. I am happy to let you all know that we have decided on when we are going to be holding the next game jam! Right now we are planning on holding the next jam sometime in August.
Now we do have some changes planned for this Jam. The largest of these changes is a new name. We know that the name “Fat Fortnight” was causing some confusion among our users with the popularity of Epic’s Fortnite. Due to this feedback from the community we have decided to change the name, but we have hit a small problem. We are horrible at coming up with names!
We figured that community may have better ideas then us on what the new name should be so we plan on holding a small competition next month to come up with a name for the game jam. Its not much, but along with bragging rights we plan on giving out a small reward of $20 for the winning name. More details will be posted in competitions & events next month.
The next thing we wanted to talk about is we have been considering adding a category for Interactive Fiction. It turns our there is a plugin for Discourse that handles Interactive Fiction and due to the better organization of this forum platform compared to the old platform we used we are considering adding it in for the users to play with. Also, the plugin supports playing IF type games via the sites DM system so that is also an option. We wanted to get feedback from the community first though.
So that brings me to our poll. How do you all feel about us adding a IF system to the forums with it being restricted to a single category and/or DMs?
- I would love to have an IF category
- I am fine with an IF system if limited to DMs only
- I do not care either way
- I do not want an IF system added to the forums
Feel free to discuss any comments or concerns as we would love to hear them!