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#1 scoby

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

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Heads up saltines, the 2013 Winter Game Jam is here!!!
 
Y'all have about nine days to get the job done! Submissions are due by midnight GMT, December 29.
 
Participating is simple:
 

1. If you haven't already, announce your intention to participate, and maybe check out who has already signed up

 

2. Post updates on your progress here!! (optional)


Once completed, please submit your game by following these two easy steps:
 

1. Join itch.io

 

2. Submit your games to the jam page through THIS LINK!


Following the submission deadline, we'll set aside a number of days in order to allow everyone to play and judge the submissions. Voting will commence afterwards, with one lucky saltizen taking home an astonishing prize.

But before all of that, I bet you're wondering... what's the theme anyway??

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(Don't want to choose? Want to challenge your creative jamming skills? Use a random number generator to pick a combination for you!)


Create a game based upon three of these actual IMDB keywords, taking one from each of the lists above! Will your game be about instilling communist values in peasant, stolen bones, and an eccentric senior citizen? An all-knowing psychiatrist, dead boyfriend and an incurable will to live?

Note that the game itself doesn't necessarily need to be cliched or hackneyed in any way. From the dregs of a stagnant, insular dystopian web 1.0 keyword hell rises something new...

How you choose to use these themes to influence your game is ultimately up to you...if you decide to use them at all! In the end, all that really matters is that you have fun...







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You know you want that S.K.U.L.L., and the only way you're gonna get it is by wowing the Salt public! The way we see it, this can be achieved in a number of different ways...
 
 
TRUE SALT:                  Also known as Saltmancer, use a theme from each of the three panels in your game!
 
SALT DABBLER:          Pick any one of these themes, and do something nutty with it!
 
SALT REBEL:               Forget about the theme, it's your game, and you're do it your way!
 
CHAOTIC-SALTY:         Use as many as you can!!!
 
 
 
So go hog wild and CLAIM WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY YOURS ! ! !
 
(really tho, have fun everyone~ mad holiday love n cheer to all y'all from neuropath + tiny's first pepsi )



#2 scoby

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

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QnA

Can I still join?

Absolutely, anyone can join at any time! Just drop by and announce your intent to join at any time up to the deadline at midnight GMT, December 29.

Are there prizes?!?

Yes, three! The grand prize will be Neuro's incredible gilded skull, filled with untold secrets and an ancient curse.

So my game has to be cliched?

Not at all. Use or misuse the themes however you see fit...

What do I do when I'm done?

Please submit your game to the itch.io saltw jam page, play the other submissions, and wait for voting to begin!

What if I don't finish?

Please just submit whatever you have! Even glitchy trainwrecks have value...And who knows, you could end up winning it all!

Wh credits
In no relevant order: bwiz for renewing the jam tradition; ed (Carrion Crow) for transforming the jam into its current form & helping neuro and I get this one rolling; leafo for the itch.io jam game hosting; maroonraccoon for making the title gfx; denzquix for continuous help and coming up with the basis of the theme; bonzi_buddy; neuro for the prizes, networking and majority of the text; tiny's first pepsi (earl) for misc gfx, text, odds & ends; all the participants that made swjam1 great, and YOU! the jammers that make this all possible. THANKS A BUNCH! If anyone has been forgotten, send an insulting personal message to Tiny's First Pepsi, I hear he's sensitive about the length of his hair...

First time longjammers: try not to procrastinate! Nine days goes by more quickly than you might think.

#3 Neuropath

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

EDIT: on second thought, I will not reveal the themes the hand of fate showed me.  I will reroll to preserve secrecy.

 

you need not disclose such either.

 

ominous yule-tidings await...



#4 dweedes

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:32 AM

i have gone through these and decided i can fit 11 into my game idea all up.... yowza!!

 

6x, 2x & 3x - hope i can get it done!!



#5 scoby

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:52 AM

Oh right - you don't have to post your themes here, but feel free if you wanna!

 

Added itch.io jam page link to the OP. we're gold folks



#6 bamcquern

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:09 AM

uh oh here goes



#7 Porpentine

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:30 AM

feeling a lil salt rebel ;)



#8 EvilDemonCreature

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:49 AM

I'm going to start with one of the themes. Run with it (literally), see where all the cards fall for the other themes as time allows.

 

So uhh yeah, feeling pretty good about this. Hoping to post up some progress reasonably soon. Good luck to everybody in general!



#9 Neuropath

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:56 AM

haha neat, that means we have one of each type of approach.  I was hoping people wouldn't feel shoehorned into doing things any 1 way, and it looks like that has panned out



#10 fukaige

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:08 AM

Cool way to handle the theme. Hopefully I'll have some progress to post by xmas. Good luck, y'all.



#11 Ice Baby1

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:44 AM

you want a hint, kiddo?? i see a lot of winners in the middle panel!...



#12 swordofkings128

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:28 AM

oh yes oh yes I like vera nice...!



#13 skulldrone

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

IT STARTS



#14 bonzi_buddy

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

shit...! it has come to this...!!



#15 Carrion Crow

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:34 PM

This is a really good continuation of the previous jam format. Mega thanks to Earl + Neuro. 

 

I have started!



#16 RyanTheBoy

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:31 PM

I've got my man running. Now to just give him a world to run within.



#17 Pilsen

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:38 PM

Thanks organizers



EDIT:
BTW, I'm gonna go with the ol' RPG Maker or the free GM if I have spare time.

Q: Can I submit more than one entry


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#18 Neuropath

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:50 PM

I don't see why not!



#19 Pilsen

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:00 AM

Of course I won't be able to do more than 1 but I just asked for the sake of other teams that ay be able to


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:55 AM

i will be dabbling in the forbidden arts known as unity, i figured its a good learn as you go choice







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