Stencyl Jam 2016 - FAQ - Theme : Spooky!

Donni11

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Theme Spooky! | GameJolt Page

Hello, here is the Jam FAQ. So we can get a head start on answering questions  :D .

1. Who is Hosting this game jam   ?
The jam is being hosted on Gamejolt Click here for Gamejolt Stencyl Jam info Page.

2. Who is sponsoring the jam?
Colburt and Folmer will be sponsoring the jam. ( aka  colburt187thechaosengine )

3. What are the prizes?
1st Place $300 + Stencyl Studio license
2nd Place $150 + Stencyl Studio license
3rd Place $50 + Stencyl Studio license

4. How does judging work?
Winners picked by a Jury. ( More information coming soon)

5. May I work with a team?
Working in teams is permitted. However it is your responsibly to decide on the distribution of the prize(s) if you win.

6. May I submit a Windows or mobile game?
Ideally all the games should be playable on flash, to make the judging easier. But it can still be planned as a mobile game but playable on flash. Windows games are also acceptable.

7. When is the submission due date ?
The submission due date is the 16th October.

8. Once submitted, can I still make iterations until 16th October?
Yes, however it is recommended to submit when you are fully complete the game (for review purposes) .

9. What is the theme ?
Theme Spooky!

10. I started a game a few days ago may I use it for the jam ?
Yes, as long as it was not created more than 10 days before the jam.  However in order for the game to be valid entry you will have to fit the theme into it.

11. I already have a studio account , what happens if I win ?
Stencyl will extend your licence time by a year .

12. How do I submit my game?
You need to upload your game to Gamejolt.com and put the jam hashtag in the description #StencylGameJam your game will then automatically be entered into the game Jam.

I hope that answers all questions,

Happy Jamming :) !

« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 04:01:04 pm by Donni11 »
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ceosol

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2. Who is sponsoring the jam?
Colburt and Folmer will be sponsoring the jam.
That is either colburt187 and thechaosengine or Colin and Folmer :)

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10. I started a game a few days ago may I use it for the jam ?
Yes, but you will have to fit the theme into it.
Is this verified? Justin and Blob were telling me last night that starting a game early is considered cheating unless you share all of the coding/details with the public.

Justin

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I said I doubt anybody would mind if you share any resources you create before the jam. Like Ludum Dare. But that's up to the organizers, of course.

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Donni11

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@ceosol, I contacted colburt187 for the answers before posting this thread. All the answers are verified and confirmed.
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ceosol

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Well, I already shared what I had fiddled with anyway in the Shared Resources thread :)

Thanks Donni!

Donni11

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Bhoopalan

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Going to be an exciting event!!
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Bhoopalan

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Please include another question:

Can I submit more than 1 game?
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iii

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Here's a question.

Is Flash mandatory? Can I submit only windows/desktop build instead?
Flash is too limited for me.

I might join this just for the fun of it. If I managed to wrapped up most of my work before the Jam.

1MrPaul1

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Colburt and Folmer you are rock!

« Last Edit: September 19, 2016, 02:27:10 am by 1MrPaul1 »

Max Finch

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Colburt and Folmer you are Men!

Did you just assume their gender?


colburt187

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Here's a question.

Is Flash mandatory? Can I submit only windows/desktop build instead?
Flash is too limited for me.

I might join this just for the fun of it. If I managed to wrapped up most of my work before the Jam.

Yeah I think thats fine, as long as you can get the build onto GameJolt then its in the jam. I don't have a windows machine though so I won't be able to play it.

tigerteeth

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I said I doubt anybody would mind if you share any resources you create before the jam. Like Ludum Dare. But that's up to the organizers, of course.

I'm definitely gonna be using some of the very basic elements from my other games (arrow keys for movement, for example). Otherwise I'd spend all week just getting that right...  I hope that's within the spirit of the jam.

iii

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Yeah I think thats fine, as long as you can get the build onto GameJolt then its in the jam. I don't have a windows machine though so I won't be able to play it.

Excellent.
I'm not in it for the prize, just for self satisfaction and to see how much I can do in just 10 days.
By targeting Windows build, I will have a lot more room to go all out without worrying on size restriction
or spending too much time on optimization.

dacaldera

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So, what do we do in the meantime while waiting for the jam start date?....sharpen our behaviors and custom events?