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#1 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:32 AM

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GMC Jam #5

1st Anniversary Jam!!!!


THEME : FACADE

Theme Choosen By Robert3DG+

The Games Topic : http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=530276


VIDEO BY theSnidr OF ALL JAM ENTRIES

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GMC Jam ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ Chat

(thanks to Zeddidragon)

The GMC Jam Countdown Clock

(thanks to ShadowLink)

A year ago, a young upstart called Dadio was raising hell on these forums asking for a new competion... Then along came another young upstart called Theophilus who suggested that we do something "different".... His idea was not about prizes or winning and becoming famous, no, his idea was to have a Community Event that brought people together to do what they do best : Make Games!!!! Now, one year later, Dadio has joined the haloed ranks of Yoyo games employees, Theophilus is now a Veteran of many GMC wars and the The GMCJam is about to have it's 5th incarnation! I am immensly proud of this fact, especially because the community has supported it throught the last year and has converted what started as a small fun mini-competition into a real community EVENT. Thanks to all of you who have participated and have made this so much fun...


Okay, enough of that maudling bullsh*t! WHEN IS THE JAM? It's at 00:01 GMT Saturday 28th January and finishing at 23:59 GMT Monday 30th so get out those calendars and note down that you will have no life other than GM and the GMC until those 72 hours have passed.

The rules are as follows :


WHAT IS IT?

The Jam is a community event that we organise to encourage people to experiment with GM and make something that will be interesting or entertaining within the limited timescale of 72 hours. The rules are pretty simple...



WHEN
  • Starts Saturday 28th January
  • 72 hours long from 00:01 AM GMT Saturday 28th ...to... 23:59 PM GMT Monday 30th

THEME
  • Each Jam has a theme, and participants are encouraged to use it.
  • Using the theme is NOT obligatory, but will be valued when voting.
  • To encourage use of theme, the highest-voted theme-based game gets to choose the theme for next Jam.
  • The theme will not be revealed until just before the start of the Jam to prevent any advantages

VOTING
  • All games are eligible (themed and non-themed), but voters should take "use of theme" into account. (Remember: non-theme games can win, but they CANNOT pick the next Jam's theme. see above.)
  • Voters choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as three special votes to "Best use of theme", "Best Presentation/polish", and the "Best Devblog".
  • It is OBLIGATORY that when voting you leave feedback about WHY you voted for the game(s) you chose. Failure to do so will result in your votes being removed.
  • A special "Best Reviewer" prize will be awarded by ME to the person that writes the best review (or reviews) in their voting post.
  • In order to encourage friendly community spirit, we ask that members not vote for their own game and please refrain from asking friends/family to do so if they are not part of this community. Or NPT will be sarcasm them to death...
  • Any form of cheating will result in the instant removal of your game from the Jam and being blacklisted for all further community events

PARTICIPATING
  • All games must be original creations specifically for the Jam, but you may use whatever resources you wish : EG. dll, scripts, sprites and sounds etc etc etc...
  • You may submit as many games as you wish, but only the highest rated game in the final vote will be elligible for winning any prizes.
  • Games must be posted in the Official Games Topic before the finish deadline for the Jam, and posting a topic in the Games forum here at the GMC is recommended if you want feedback and opinions as the Games Topic is ONLY FOR POSTING GAMES. Hosting is up to the individual user.
  • The Official Games Topic must contain a link to your game and a short description.
  • HTML5 Games are permitted, BUT MUST HAVE DOWNLOADABLE .EXE VERSION posted in the Official Games Topic.
  • People are welcome to use any outside sites, and are also welcome to promote such sites, but the posting of topics and the voting will be done on the GMC.
  • Teams are encouraged and can be organised by you with whomever you wish or you can participate in a random team (see below for more details)

OFFICIAL PRIZES
  • A copy of GM:Html5 will go to the winner! See addendum for information on teams.
  • Community Prizes will be as before... A special graphic/banner, bragging rights and (if your game is a themed game) the possibility of choosing the next Jam theme.
  • Prizes will also be offered as members of the community contribute whatever the feel appropriate. EG: Coverage on their web site, custom graphics for the game, a video of the gameplay for YouTube... Whatever

Addendum : If you are in a two man team, each member will get a copy of GM:HTML5. For larger teams (MAXIMUM 4 members), a 50% discount is the prize for each member. If your team is larger than 4 members, then it's up to you to decide who gets what, but no more than four 50% coupons or 2 full versions of GM:HTML5 will be issued. To be eligible for the prizes you MUST declare that your game is a collaboration in this topic or in the Official Games Topic BEFORE the end of the Jam and voting begins, stating exactly who is on your team.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES
These are prizes kindly and very generously offered to us by GMC members. To all who donate their time/experience/whatever to this community endeavor I thank you very, very much! If you wish to add a community prize (web hosting, game reviews, advertising etc...) please post in this topic and I will PM you.

  • ahmed#elyamani - Offers an animated avatar and banner for the first place winner
  • orange08 - Will write a poem for EITHER the Winner of the Jam OR the game he likes best! Or both...
  • IceMetalPunk - Banner to the first place winner, a 100x100 avatar for the Best Presentation winner, and, to follow in orange08's footsteps, he shall write a poem for the top 3 winners. It will have four stanzas: one for each of the winners, and one that addresses them all collectively.
  • Beatson - Various fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, including free advertising and hosting at CrySet. Full details here : http://cryset.com/home/p/gmc_jam.php
  • BretHudson - indie(Function) will do some MINI-reviews of the winning games, as always.
  • TheUltimate - Banners for those that didn't quite make the top three (like positions 3 -8), plus a special "TheUltimate's Choice" banner for the game he liked most.
  • @Alex@ - Reviews for both the winner and the winner of the best use of the theme.
  • The IndependantGamer - Reviews of the winning entrants as well as a months advertising on the top banner of one of their magazine pages.
So thatīs the main deal with the Jam! As this is a community event, random teams are very much encouraged, so if you wish to make a team with anyone, send me a PM with your skills (programming, graphics, sound etc...) and a few days before the Jam you will be paired with someone to form a random team. You may also PM me if you wish to form a team but donīt know who with and I will place your name in this post so that anyone else looking for a teammate can PM you.

Remember everyone, the aim of the Jam is not to win, but to participate, experiment, and have as much fun as possible! Everyone that participated in the previous Jam had a great time and some fantastic and interesting games were produced, so lets see if we can make this next one even better! Oh, and to those that participated last time, PLEASE post links and screens in this topic of your games if you have continued to develop them as we are all very interested to know what became of some of them... And to everyone else, please post any questions or ideas here too so that they may be discussed by everyone, or even just post to show your support. The more the merrier!

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#2 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:39 AM

If you wish to offer community prizes PLEASE PM ME and let me know!!! Dont forget that it's not only first place that deserves a prize... we have 2nd and 3rd as well as three "best of", so lets see something for everyone.
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#3 AhmedElyamani

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

Looks really great ! i can't wait for the next week .. luckily , i have free time :)

I'm Offering an Animated Avatar and signature for the first winner ! (By his request)

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#4 DaRk_bLaDe

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

Id join a random team if someone else wants to
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#5 dadio

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:38 AM

Oh yeah! Timing's good. I'll definitely, 100 (&10) % be joining in on the action this time round.
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#6 Davve

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:39 AM

What method will we use for voting?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:46 AM

VOTING

  • Voters choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as three special votes to "Best use of theme", "Best Presentation/polish", and the "Best Devblog".

Obviously, votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place must all be different games. But is this also true for the "special categories"?

For example, can we vote the same game for (say) 2nd place AND best use of theme... or any other overlapping combination?

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#8 interpolicer

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Bummer, can't do it in the weekend. Oh well, best of luck to all who participate!
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#9 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

Votes will be counted using the SSE method as usual (much easier thanks to Zeddidragon and his vote counting program!!!) and the "best of" categories can be the same winners as the top three... If you guys want to make them mutually excluive though I don't mind.

PS: Dadio, we've all heard this one before... But then comes a torrent of mutant termites that eat the table your PC sits on and you'll have to pull out... Or NOT? Lets hope for a surprise this time round!!!
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#10 chance

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

...the "best of" categories can be the same winners as the top three... If you guys want to make them mutually excluive though I don't mind.

Personally, I think only the top three winners should be mutually exclusive -- for obvious reasons. The other category votes should overlap any way the voters chooses, IMO.
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#11 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

Erm... Robert3DG+... Shouldn't you revise your signature? Posted Image
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#12 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Already on it. It looks like a party exploded in my sig! You should make a less wide logo!


With the little dancing animations and the balloons it's great! And at the bottom of the Main Post there are two smaller banners... a long thin one and a slighty taller narrow one.
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#13 NicroGames

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

This seems fun!
I'd like to be added to the random teams list.
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#14 orange08

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

The theme is canvas? O:

Oh, also, I will write a poem for either the winner or the game I like best... or both.

Likely possibilities:
Canvas
Banana
BABIES(:o)
Baffle
Baking/bakery
Carpet
Banker
Banter
Barber
Barrel
PANDAS
Parent

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#15 jakobs98

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

Such a shame. Now we all know what the theme is...
Oh well, let's all make the best "Jakobs" games we can!
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#16 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

Some of them are pretty cool (I like PANDAS for a theme!), but so far none are near the mark... So keep guessing!!!
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#17 jakobs98

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:45 PM

Some of them are pretty cool (I like PANDAS for a theme!), but so far none are near the mark... So keep guessing!!!


What are you talking about?
It's obviously Jakobs. If it's not, it's gaming. Or taters.
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#18 @Alex@

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

I'm working both the Firday and Sunday nights but hopefully I'll hammer something out since exams will be over and whatnot. Offering a review for both the winner and the best use of theme because why the hell not.
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#19 Docopoper

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

How much can we actually do before the jam?

For example - I am preparing graphics, music and a somewhat generic platforming engine (ie. I am not adding game specific things).

Is it ok to make an engine with your jam game in mind, while ensuring that it remains generic?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

How much can we actually do before the jam?

For example - I am preparing graphics, music and a somewhat generic platforming engine (ie. I am not adding game specific things).

Is it ok to make an engine with your jam game in mind, while ensuring that it remains generic?

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#21 speedchuck

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

I'm going for it!

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BASICS! :thumbsup:
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#22 Nocturne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

How much can we actually do before the jam?

For example - I am preparing graphics, music and a somewhat generic platforming engine (ie. I am not adding game specific things).

Is it ok to make an engine with your jam game in mind, while ensuring that it remains generic?


Hmmm... You can do this, but it goes against the whole ethos of the Jam a bit... I mean, it should be a spontaneous thing that you make based on the ideas that the theme sparks. Now, if you wish to dig around on your hard-drive to find old resources/engines etc... that can be used to fit the theme, then that's fine. BUT preparing a whole new engine, graphics and things just for this is a bit unfair, methinks!
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#23 makerofthegames

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:57 PM

It's been done in the Jam before. :whistle:
I mean, not by me, but still.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

Gosh, how do I post this without sounding like a jackass... This must be one of those times where you just say it.



A year ago, a young upstart called Dadio was raising hell on these forums asking for a new competion... But his idea was not about prizes or winning and becoming famous, no, his idea was to have a Community Event that brought people together to do what they do best : Make Games!!!! Now, one year later, Dadio has joined the haloed ranks of Yoyo games employees and the The GMCJam is about to have it's 5th running! I am immensly proud of this fact, especially because the community has supported it throught the last year and has converted what started as a small fun mini-competition into a real community EVENT. Thanks to all of you who have participated and have made this so much fun...


http://gmc.yoyogames...dpost&p=3668308

I'll one-up you, Dadio.

How about, instead of a competition, with prizes/ranking, we have a GMC Jam.

Basically, it's one weekend/a few days where the GMC just makes games. We can open up an IRC channel, share screenshots, even host a feed of what we're doing and broadcast our progress. I would make a time lapse video.

All it's purpose is is to get the community developing, like we should be.

We will have a topic dedicated to ideas, screenshots, and after it, the finish product.


The only rule:

-You cannot use any previous work you've made. You must start from scratch.


Oh, and you can keep working on it after the time limit is up.



Game Jolt does these semi-oftenly and it is similar to the LD mini-contest.


I don't mean to be a buttface, but it was my idea. Dadio's was the contest. Then the thread about a new GMC competition derailed into planning the GMC Jam, which the whole community did together.

So I guess it was dadio who spawned the idea. But it was my idea.


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#25 Docopoper

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:17 PM


How much can we actually do before the jam?

For example - I am preparing graphics, music and a somewhat generic platforming engine (ie. I am not adding game specific things).

Is it ok to make an engine with your jam game in mind, while ensuring that it remains generic?


Hmmm... You can do this, but it goes against the whole ethos of the Jam a bit... I mean, it should be a spontaneous thing that you make based on the ideas that the theme sparks. Now, if you wish to dig around on your hard-drive to find old resources/engines etc... that can be used to fit the theme, then that's fine. BUT preparing a whole new engine, graphics and things just for this is a bit unfair, methinks!


Ok. But what if I forgot I made that engine the day before the Jam - and then stumbled across it. :P

Nah, If you think that's unfair - I don't want to cheat... But my game managed to suck so much last time I entered (And this time I won't be on holidays - so I'll get very little done)

Can I enter it without adhering to the theme though - so that I can't properly win?
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#26 Fireball16

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

Haven't been very active on the forums lately :whistle: But i will be entering the Jam (or trying to even if it stops me developing my GM commercial game :sweat: )
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#27 makerofthegames

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

I take pride in the fact that I do everything within the time limit. I don't even think about the jam until the timer starts. It gives you a nice feeling of accomplishment when you finish. Try it sometime Posted Image

I don't like setting goals just to make myself in my mind better than someone else...... ::lmao:: That was hard to type out with a straight face.

Nah, If you think that's unfair - I don't want to cheat... But my game managed to suck so much last time I entered (And this time I won't be on holidays - so I'll get very little done)

I don't think that's cheating, infact I think it may have already been done. *caugh*

Although, that post only implies intent, and it was after the last Jam ended. I suppose there's no way to prove it's already been done. :whistle:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

Well, it looks like it's about that time for our good friend the Theme Finder :D .

http://imperfectdesi.../findThemes.php

It also accounts for plurals this time, but only very naively (it assumes you can pluralize everything by adding an 'S'...I guess you could say the algorithms think like childs). As of now, "more likely" is chosen as any words that include "game" or "play", but I could be wrong there. As we learn more information, I'll keep it updated.

Even though neither Robert nor YellowAfterLife took me up on my offer last Jam, I'd still like to offer my usual banners for the winners, plus a bit more. I think this time, I'll offer them like this (don't worry, Mark, I'll PM you :P ):

Banner to the first place winner.
100x100 avatar for the Best Presentation winner.
And, to follow in orange08's footsteps, I shall write a poem for the top 3 winners. It will have four stanzas: one for each of the winners, and one that addresses them all collectively.

As for the entry...I don't know if I'll enter this one. Winter Break really got me out of my programming habits, and I haven't worked on Sophia's Spirits in over a month. I really want to get back into that...but at the same time, this weekend would be the perfect time for me to enter such a Jam (since this is only the first week of classes, so my work load should be light this weekend).

What to do, what to do? I guess we'll all be surprised and find out on Saturday :P .

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*EDIT* By the way, I never did receive my Yo-Yo and T-shirt from the last Jam... :(

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#29 makerofthegames

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:03 PM

Well, Gaming 101 was thought up in advance, though no work on it was done in advance. Plus it wasn't really 'thought up' in its current forum, it was different, and speedchuck wasn't even involved at that point.

Basically 'rant about high on life' was all I had in mind. Full disclosure! :whistle:
EDIT: Not that I just had to get angry and say something about it..Actually, not like that at all. We actually don't care if anyone plays our games, (or watches our videos, but that's completely different) we basically make them because we like them.

Or at least I do. Notable exceptions are troll-games I've made, but hey, those don't really even count as 'games.'

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:38 PM

A six letter word.... With a second letter "a"....

Time to think of a game about exploring female anatomy!

Not too early to guess themes, is it?

Edited by JonathanPzone, 23 January 2012 - 09:38 PM.

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#31 BretHudson

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

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Sad thing is this is very true.

A six letter word.... With a second letter "a"....

Time to think of a game about exploring female anatomy!

Not too early to guess themes, is it?


No, I've already started working on the outline for my female anatomy game. *shifty eyes*
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#32 IceMetalPunk

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:47 PM

Wow...Over 7600 possibilities, and the first one you guys think of is that. I sense someone's lonely :P .

Even though neither Robert nor YellowAfterLife took me up on my offer last Jam, I'd still like to offer my usual banners for the winners


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Even if it's not in my sig or something I kept everything anyone gave me as a prize for the last jam and I cherish them all greatly. (Yes even the poems XD) Posted Image

Don't worry, I don't feel dissed. It was less work for me :P . I did mention when I offered the prize, though, that the winners needed to contact me so I knew what to make. The offer's still valid, though, so if you still want it you can PM me what you want on your banner (probably something to with Carmageddon :P ).

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#33 orange08

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

*EDIT* By the way, I never did receive my Yo-Yo and T-shirt from the last Jam... :(

Did they offer them for the last Jam? I don't recall...


Well, it looks like it's about that time for our good friend the Theme Finder :D .

http://imperfectdesi.../findThemes.php

That link does not seem to be loading, but this one does:
http://www.learnengl...etter_is_a.html

Hehe.
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#34 IceMetalPunk

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:39 PM


*EDIT* By the way, I never did receive my Yo-Yo and T-shirt from the last Jam... :(

Did they offer them for the last Jam? I don't recall...


Well, it looks like it's about that time for our good friend the Theme Finder :D .

http://imperfectdesi.../findThemes.php

That link does not seem to be loading, but this one does:
http://www.learnengl...etter_is_a.html

Hehe.

Darn. For seom reason, my server is once again inaccessible from off-network. I don't know why this happens :( . Sadly, the link you provided has only a small subset of my list (which had over 7,600 possibilities), and it's harder to navigate (no index). I suppose I could always have my script save the results and move it over to my Dropbox...for now. I'll update when done.

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*EDIT* Done. The list is now here: http://dl.dropbox.co...findThemes.html . As long as I remember to copy the resulting file to my Dropbox whenever I update the list (i.e. as we get more information about the theme), it should remain updated there as well.

Edited by IceMetalPunk, 23 January 2012 - 10:42 PM.

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#35 Docopoper

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

Posted Image I don't think your list is very realistic... it suggested:

Yankee NATO's vamped saline Gaspar vagina rabies.

...

Actually - that means you could do the female anatomy. :P
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#36 IceMetalPunk

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:29 PM

Posted Image I don't think your list is very realistic... it suggested:

Yankee NATO's vamped saline Gaspar vagina rabies.

...

Actually - that means you could do the female anatomy. :P

Each of those is possible. Maybe not likely, but still possible. The list wasn't hand-picked, it was filtered from a list of basically every English word (or at least a huge database of them) based on what we know about the theme: that it fits the form *A****. That's all we know for sure now.

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#37 Zesterer

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:06 AM

Oh god. I'm getting scared already. ;) The time ticks closer...

I need ideas. Quick. Very quick. :S

This whole gmc rush-to-slap-together-whatever-you-can-in-48-hours is really, really crazy, isn't it? Me an Fireball 16s last attempt was a dismal failure. Remind me never to use 3D again in another jam...

Well - good luck to everyone and may the best programmer win! :D

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#38 IceMetalPunk

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:08 AM

Oh god. I'm getting scared already. ;) The time ticks closer...

I need ideas. Quick. Very quick. :S

This whole gmc rush-to-slap-together-whatever-you-can-in-48-hours is really, really crazy, isn't it? Me an Fireball 16s last attempt was a dismal failure. Remind me never to use 3D again in another jam...

Well - good luck to everyone and may the best programmer win! :D

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Hey, 3D is the only reason Carmageddon beat Sophia's Spirits in Jam #4! (Just kidding, Robert...or am I? :P )

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#39 thatshelby

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:43 AM

no. everyone know's the GMC jumps for 3D games.
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#40 speedchuck

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

Oh god. I'm getting scared already. ;) The time ticks closer...

I need ideas. Quick. Very quick. :S

This whole gmc rush-to-slap-together-whatever-you-can-in-48-hours is really, really crazy, isn't it? Me an Fireball 16s last attempt was a dismal failure. Remind me never to use 3D again in another jam...

Well - good luck to everyone and may the best programmer win! :D

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#41 TheUltimate

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:09 AM

Yaaayy this is exciting! I might actually have a little bit of time this weekend to quickly make something. Sadly, it's not as much time as I had for the Summer Jam, but hey, I'll take what I can get. :D
I'd also like to offer the same prize I did last time: Banners for the top 5 games!

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#42 DaRk_bLaDe

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:23 AM

We can count "Rapist" out as i am sure that it wont be that :) That leaves only thousands more (but 1 less is a good start)
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:33 AM

We can count "Rapist" out as i am sure that it wont be that :) That leaves only thousands more (but 1 less is a good start)

Rapist and vagina work together...

Before you scream, I'd like to refer you to George Carlin: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=m2a5-RrwWZ8

Those are improbable, yes, but not impossible :P .

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:50 AM

Hey guys. Here's some tips to maximise turnout (based on other jams and rapid development I do for myself, for prototyping gamei deas):

-Make sure everything's working OK. This shouldn't be an issue, but sometimes GM has those weird hiccups with things. Make a test program/game and make sure it's not doing anything out of the ordinary.

-Buy, or beg your mom to buy, some food. Drinks and snacks keep your mind focusing while you work. If you don't care about winning, make sure to drink lots and lots of alcoholic drinks. That will be entertaining.

-As the Jam starts, do these four things: eat, drink, be well rested, and do some house cleaning. Anything that interrupts your focus is bad bad bad. In my experience, working for an hour straight, I get more work done than in four hours, interrupted about every half hour. It's all about the flow, so make sure you minimise these. Clear off your desk or workspace to make space for food and paper.

-Sleep. Unless the Jam starts at a normal hour for you, you should really be sleeping. If I stay up all night, I am tired, and produce sloppy, poor, hard to work with code and assets. Don't do this. Make a good game. Make a great game. You should aim to sleep at least 16 of these 72 hours.

-Don't make a massive game. This should be a no brainer. If you make a huge game, it will take your 72 hours just to get started. Don't make a game that requires a lot of level design, either. The game stops being fun after four levels, because it's over. That's no fun.

-Write code you can read. It's easy to get caught up by doing things fast, but if you do it sloppy, bug-fixing will be painful.

-Test.

-Design, Implement, Prettify. First design the game, make sure it works. If you do this all now, it's less you have to do later. Implement it with placeholders so you actually have an entry if it takes longer than planned, or if art/music doesn't exactly work out.

-Don't forget the GMC! Update your devlog. This is now a part of deciding some winners (I think?), or at least you get prestige for it, so do it.

-Take some breaks. It will make you feel better if you have some blood flow to the brain.

-Back that truck up. By this is mean make a backup. One time, I screwed myself over really bad, because I permanently deleted a directory. Thankfully I had just taken a backup. It's important, especially if you're tired and really trying to finish quickly.

-Take a shower. Some of my best ideas come in the shower. Also less stank = higher rank.

-Get the player in the game as soon as possible. This is just courteous.



Again, this is what works for me. Use it at your own discretion.
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#45 chance

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:59 AM

Hey guys. Here's some tips...
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In other words:

rest
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bathe
save

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

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#48 Yal

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:57 AM

I have to say, the first possible theme that jumps to my mind would fit in perfectly with a scrapped AI engine I had lying around. But then again, none of my theme guesses has been correct (Guess 1 "Time", real theme 1 "Pancakes", Guess 2 "Fish", real theme 2 "Life", guess 4 <don't remember>, real theme 4 "Laws"). I'm getting really excited and nervous already. Let's just hope I get the engine actually function in time... *-__-
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

If I enter the jam, I won't be able to push my next major update for Myriad Online this month, as planned....thinking about sitting this one out :(
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

Fakers :0
Makers

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