Hello Guest, please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Login with username, password and session length.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9   Go Down

Author Topic: ZFGC Game Jam '14 - NOW OPEN  (Read 6223 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
ZFGC Game Jam '14 - NOW OPEN
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:26:47 pm »
  • Doesn't afraid of anything.
  • *
  • Reputation: +33/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 6018
Yes, that's right ZFGC!  We are hosting a motha' forkin' game jam!

For those unfamiliar with game jams, developers are given an allotted time to develop a game based around a very vague theme.  The theme can be worked in as a mechanic or as some other part of the game (an end goal for example). 

Usually game jams only last the duration of a weekend, or a week at most.  However, we here at ZFGC are forkin' fantastic.  We're giving the whole month of August for entrants to dev dev dev! 

THE THEME!!!!
And the theme of Game Jam '14 is....

GORONS!!!

Your game MUST be themed in some way, shape or form around gorons!  We don't care what it is, it could be about a goron picking flowers for all we care.  The only other requirement is a little twist we're adding.

The mystery sound effect!  Attached to this post is a dummy audio file.  This file MUST appear somewhere in your game.  Use it wherever you want.  As a menu selector, as an attack, whatever.  The fun part for everyone is that when we turn these games loose for everyone, we're going to replace that audio file with our mystery sound effect.  None of you are going to know what it is.  Are you going to end up making a cannon that makes cute little fairy sounds?  Or maybe your explosion sound effects are going to sound like Mario screaming as he falls to his death.  Whatever the case is, the provided dummy audio file needs to be references externally from the project so we can actually change it.  If you don't know how to do this, please let us know so we can help you.  And to be specific, this is a sound effect!  It is not music!

So a quick summary of the rules:

1) The theme of the game is gorons.
2) The game must include our provided dummy audio file (attached to this post)
3) Teams are allowed with a max of 2 people per team.
4) Whatever assets you use that you did not create, you must credit them.



For the first time in the history of ZFGC, WE ARE GIVING AWAY ACTUAL PRIZES THIS TIME.  THREE TO BE EXACT.

First place will get this guy!


Second place will get this thing!


And finally, third place will get a pack o' these things!


Games are also not expected to be a fully expansive game.  It can be a game about a goron pooping in a toilet for rupees for all we care.

SO GET ON THIS, ZFGC.  WE WANNA SEE SOME WACKY GAMES.
Logged



i love big weenies and i cannot lie

Starforsaken101

guys, I'm so rude
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 02:16:13 am »
  • LET IT GOOOOO
  • *
  • Reputation: +59/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2334
I just want to point out that art and aesthetics does not necessarily matter! If your game is functional, awesome, and just generally great, it stands a chance against something that is visually beautiful.
Logged
  • Starforsaken101's DeviantART
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 03:31:00 am »
  • There will always be tomorrow
  • *
  • Reputation: +17/-2
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1069
Good thing I don't know much scripting, because getting any of those shipped here would be too expensive  :'(

Good luck to all the contestants! I'd love to see some great mini-games for this, and let's see if new people appear for this  :D
Logged
Da Blaze

Koh

Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 11:13:07 am »
  • Tamer Koh
  • *
  • Reputation: +6/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 944
Sounds interesting!  I'd want to participate, but I wouldn't be able to use all the time properly, since the next semester starts around the middle of August.  But I'll keep my eye on what goes on here.
Logged
  • Megaclipse Games
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 05:53:36 pm »
  • *
  • Reputation: +10/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1028
Interesting! I'll be looking forward to the challenge.
Logged
Still working on my Alttp-engine: http://www.zfgc.com/forum/index.php?topic=33701.0
Currently looking for people to help me out with testing, spriting and mapdesign.
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 07:01:00 pm »
  • Doesn't afraid of anything.
  • *
  • Reputation: +33/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 6018
If at all possible, can we get an early idea of who will be participating?
Logged



i love big weenies and i cannot lie
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 11:17:04 pm »
  • Minalien
  • *
  • Reputation: +9/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2106
I might. I'll totally be shooting for second though - I already have like three copies of Hyrule Historia. >.>
Logged
  • Development Blog
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 02:28:10 am »
  • *
  • Reputation: +4/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 109
/r/showerthoughts
It must take a lot of skill to try and get 2nd place on purpose
Logged

Starforsaken101

guys, I'm so rude
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2014, 03:34:16 am »
  • LET IT GOOOOO
  • *
  • Reputation: +59/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2334
Actually Steve, the nendoroid figurine is probably the more rare and should be the first prize XD I don't know how I didn't catch this earlier.
Logged
  • Starforsaken101's DeviantART
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2014, 04:13:17 am »
  • Doesn't afraid of anything.
  • *
  • Reputation: +33/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 6018
That's true.  I'll make the swap!
Logged



i love big weenies and i cannot lie

Mirby

Drifter
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 07:16:22 am »
  • To bomb or not to bomb...
  • *
  • Reputation: +6/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 4161
/r/showerthoughts
It must take a lot of skill to try and get 2nd place on purpose
I tried to get 3rd place in a contest on purpose earlier this year and succeeded. I'm still not sure how.
Logged

Mirby Studios | Share & Enjoy now available! (Links above!) | Games I've Beaten
Quote from: Mamoruanime
I like-like it :D
  • Mirby Studios
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 07:13:26 pm »
  • Minalien
  • *
  • Reputation: +9/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2106
So, with this there are some things that need clarifying.

1) Is this a Zelda fan game jam, or is it open to general projects?
2) If it is a fan game jam, what content and how much of it must be created from scratch? (e.g. use of existing sprites/models/audio from the source games or even those provided by the community).
3) Because there are physical prizes, you may want to clarify any details regarding shipping/availability. Where things can/cannot be sent and the like.
Logged
  • Development Blog

Starforsaken101

guys, I'm so rude
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2014, 08:06:10 pm »
  • LET IT GOOOOO
  • *
  • Reputation: +59/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2334
Hey! On a train, will do my best to answer well.

1) we will announce the theme soon. Whether it's Zelda or non Zelda is not something I care about (can be either unless Steve has something against it).

2) seeing as its just a game jam I do not particularly mind where you get your assets. However if you're seeking on de eloping this into something bigger later on, make sure to switch assets or ask permission if done by our community.

3) good point.
Logged
  • Starforsaken101's DeviantART
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 03:37:42 am »
  • *
  • Reputation: +4/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 109
/r/showerthoughts
It must take a lot of skill to try and get 2nd place on purpose
I tried to get 3rd place in a contest on purpose earlier this year and succeeded. I'm still not sure how.
dude that's awesome.
Logged

Crim

Super Special Awesome
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2014, 06:12:28 am »
  • I'm Pro!
  • *
  • Reputation: +7/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 355
this sounds cool. good luck to those entering and I can't wait to see what people come up with.
Logged
  • Crim is Pro!

Starforsaken101

guys, I'm so rude
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 07:23:45 pm »
  • LET IT GOOOOO
  • *
  • Reputation: +59/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2334
I think I'm going to take part but my submission will not be judged (seeing as I am a judge or whatever). YEEEEE I'm excited!
Logged
  • Starforsaken101's DeviantART

Starforsaken101

guys, I'm so rude
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2014, 07:46:31 pm »
  • LET IT GOOOOO
  • *
  • Reputation: +59/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2334
DOUBLE POST SORRY FOR BREAKING THE RULES

ANNOUNCEMENT: After some consideration, we have decided that it would be appropriate to work in TEAMS! Teams may be a size of maximum 2 (e.g.: programmer and artist, two programmers, artist and artist, I don't care). What will happen with prizes? Both members of the winning team will receive the same prize (e.g. the participants of the #1 winning team will both receive a nendoroid Link figurine).

Theme and regulations will be posted shortly!
Logged
  • Starforsaken101's DeviantART
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 08:37:05 pm »
  • Minalien
  • *
  • Reputation: +9/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2106
DOUBLE POST SORRY FOR BREAKING THE RULES
Nope, sorry, going to have to ban you.

Edit: Also, platform restrictions should likely be mentioned.
Logged
  • Development Blog

Starforsaken101

guys, I'm so rude
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2014, 08:59:36 pm »
  • LET IT GOOOOO
  • *
  • Reputation: +59/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 2334
DOUBLE POST SORRY FOR BREAKING THE RULES
Nope, sorry, going to have to ban you.

Edit: Also, platform restrictions should likely be mentioned.

Good point, thanks for the tip. Steve?
Logged
  • Starforsaken101's DeviantART
Re: ZFGC Game Jam '14
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 11:53:11 pm »
  • *
  • Reputation: +2/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 2355
I'm in, I just need a programmer, if anyone interested just send me a pm
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9   Go Up

 


Contact Us | Legal | Advertise Here
2013 © ZFGC, All Rights Reserved



Page created in 0.057 seconds with 58 queries.