Game Jam - April Showers, 2024

Started by PhoenixFire, March 22, 2024, 05:49:38 am

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March 22, 2024, 05:49:38 am Last Edit: April 02, 2024, 06:39:07 pm by PhoenixFire
Hello residents of Chaos; welcome to the thread for April Showers, one of the (hopefully) annual game jams I will be hosting starting this year.

Below you will find the details, rules, theme, etc for this game jam, some parts of which will be hidden until just before the game jam start date, to give everyone a chance to see the event, but get the details at the same time, so as to be on equal footing with each other.

The rules are simple and straightforward.
  • This is an old-school "session"; games should be made with RPG Maker XP, VX/VXAce, or XPAce.
  • You may use custom tilesets, scripts, etc. This will not detract from the theme, nor give anyone an advantage over others.
  • You may work as a team, or solo; projects will be judged the same regardless.
  • As in past Game Jams, you are responsible for providing your own copy of the editor you choose. If you do not have any of the editors we'll be using this time, XP is currently on sale on Steam for $2.49 USD until March 28th, and VX Ace is on sale for $6.99 USD, also until March 28th. XPAce is a custom engine made by us at Chaos-Project, and requires you to have a license for both XP and VXAce, and can be found here: RMXPAce Thread
  • Completed projects may be submitted at any time before the end date/time but MUST be submitted before then. Late submissions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, if there are extenuating circumstances.

The theme is likely not a surprise; you must make use of a weather system in your game. It must be an obvious addition to the game, showing off different weather or seasons, and it should be a noticeable effect in some way or another. For example, maybe you dream up a steampunk game, and you use a weather system to make it rainy and dark or dreary most of the time; that would be an excellent use of it.

Although not exactly a "theme", I do ask that there be a decent amount of playtime available, even if it's in a "demo" state. Graphics don't have to be perfect, and not every area needs to be finished, but the main point of the game should be obvious, and there should be more than just a few minutes of playtime.

Start: Monday, April 1st, 2024 @ 00:00. Local Timezone is fine.
End: Sunday, April 31st, 2024 @ 23:59. Local Timezone is fine.
Judging: Judging will be held the week of May 7th - 13th. The submitted games will be posted up the 6th, with a download link to each, and a poll added for everyone to vote on. Poll votes will be tallied at 00:00 (midnight / 12am) on the 14th.

The list of participants will be listed below, as they sign up.

Want to discuss the game jam, chat with others, or just participate in our Discord community? You can join us here: Discord Link
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