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Game Jam 80x45 Jam # 2

Discussion in 'Community Chat' started by Bingdom, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Bingdom

    Bingdom Googledom

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    Jam has ended
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    With permission from @Misu, I present you 80x45 Jam #2!
    Original Thread
    Theme: Purification

    WHAT IS THIS?
    This is a game making jam where you must create a game under a theme...
    But here is the catch... the room view size has to be 80x45 (cannot be more or less)

    WHY SO SMALL?
    This is a challenge that tests your limits on a size usage and drawing interface. You must use your creativity to develop something legit.

    WHEN IS THIS?
    The jam will begin on 8th of April, 10 AM AEST and will last for 72 hours. When the jam starts, the theme will be revealed.

    Rules
    • Your game entry must follow the right format to be qualified for voting:
    • View size and gui must be 80 x 45; although port size can be any really (just make it comfortable to view though). Pretend your monitor is 80 x 45.
    • Run the following commands to get the requirements:
      Code:
      display_set_gui_size(80,45);
      display_set_gui_maximise(display_get_width()/80,display_get_height()/45);
      
      surface_resize(application_surface,80,45);
    • Your project must be made with Game Maker. It can be any version.
    • You can work in a pair, but it cannot be any larger.
    • The game must be submitted before the deadline.
    • You can't use 3D; not even fake 3D.
    • If any resources have been made by someone else, please give them credit within a readme file attached to your game with the link to the source. Please try to make everything made by you. If you implementing already made assets, please note it in the readme file.
    • Don't submit anything harmful... please...
    • Submit your entries in this thread!
    • If you have a readme file, please put the game and readme in a folder.
    • Your room can be any size. This opens opportunities to mini adventure games.
    • Cannot scale down any sprites.
    • Don't forget to have fun!

    Voting Rules
    • I will create a zip file containing all the games for you to try out. Voting will start and last for 3 days once I've uploaded the zip.
    • You cannot vote for yourself
    • PM me your votes. You can only vote up to 3 people.
    Scoring
    Once you have pm'd me a list of votes, the highest preference will be given up to 3 points, second place 2 points, and the lowest will be given 1. If you only vote for one person, they'll be given only 1 point. If you vote for 2 people, the person with the highest preference will be given 2 points and the last would be given 1 point.

    Banner
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    If you want to promote the jam, past the image in your signature. Highlight it with your mouse then click upload_2017-4-6_15-47-56.png Paste the url of this page and viola!
     
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  2. Roderick

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    I have a week of time off this month. The week after the jam.

    Of course, even if it were on the right week for me, I'd be spending most of the first day at work, at home packing, or on a bus.

    I never get to join in on the jams. :(
     
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  3. Micah_DS

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    Dang, I want to make something, but I work a lot during that timeframe. Might have a few hours to do something, but I'd be working under fatigue. Still, planning to give it a shot, because I never learn and I love a good jam.

    EDIT - Just noticed this in the OP:
    I guess this post is me announcing that I'm in?... if it has to be, it could also be reserved space.. feels a bit weird, but I understand it's because it all needs to be on one thread.
    In any case, I should've read the OP fully before posting. Shame on me.
     
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  4. Bingdom

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    If it makes it easier for a lot of people, I can push it to an additional 12 hours.

    It's ok. You don't have to follow it. If you have questions or have something to say, go ahead. ;)

    I'll edit it out. I agree, it kinda would feel weird.
     
  5. Micah_DS

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    Actually, since it's AEST, that's UTC +10, and I'm at UTC -8, so I just realized that I should get a few hours free at the very beginning! Now I'm extra excited!
     
  6. sylvain_l

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    doesn't the timeframe overlap with GM48 ?

    I'll retry :p
     
  7. Misu

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    I approved this jam

    Hype hype hype...
     
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  8. Bingdom

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    Due to the conflict with GM48, I propose we should shorten the start date to the 8th of April. (In the next 2 days on Saturday, instead of Friday next week).

    I'll change it if mostly everyone prefers this way.
     
  9. DukeSoft

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    Sooo.. Again. There have been people that use a 80x45 room / view, but use 64x64 sprites that they scale, so there's more than 80x45 pixels on the screen. Is this allowed again? Because if so i'm not joining
     
  10. Misu

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    ok well, the whole (original) idea of the jam is to experiment with space usage, testing your skills on how can you manage to use a small space in the game display. Rescaling means that you can actually make any size game and stretch it. I mean thats not a challenge, its a short cut to winning. The point is that you really need to develop your abilities and creativity with these kind of limits. That's what this is all about.

    However... Im not the host anymore so that is up to @Bingdom to decide.
     
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  11. Bingdom

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    I haven't experimented with 80x45 view sizes to really give a good answer.

    For now, the additional rules are:
    • Your room can be any size. This opens opportunities to mini adventure games.
    • Cannot scale down any sprites.
     
  12. DukeSoft

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    How about this:

    The end result must exist out of 80x45 pixels.

    So on screen they can be 80x45 squares of 10x10 pixels, but it must be 80x45?
     
  13. Bingdom

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    Sorry, I don't fully understand. Do you mean something like this?
    ......1.............2...............10
    [ 80x45 ].[ 80x45 ].....[ 80x45 ]
    ...
    [ 80x45 ]....................[ 80x45 ].10
    Then shrink it down by 10x to match 80x45?


    Sorry for the time shift guys!
    I'm moving it to the 8th of April. I doubt hardly anyone would choose this over GM48.
    All of the sudden you cannot upload images to your signature (you used to not be able to, maybe this was accidently enabled). Not to worry, I've made the image link to my dropbox and the same method should work.
    Please update your banners! :D
     
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  14. Barvix

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    I volunteer as tribute, to join this jam.
     
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  15. rui.rosario

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    Might participate, if fits nicely within my vacations, although I already have some stuff to do during that timeframe.
     
  16. shadowspear1

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    I think I'll give this a go once again! Enjoyed working with the constraint last time, and looking forward to working with it for this jam as well.
     
  17. 607

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    Cool! :)
     
  18. HayManMarc

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    If I can come up with an incredibly simple idea, I'll join, too. We shall see. (Thanks for the heads up, @Misu!)
     
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  19. GMWolf

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    So, my view size must be 80×45.
    But my GUI surface can be any size I like right?
     
  20. Bingdom

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    Please no GUI scaling. The aim of this jam is to test your creativity on very limited space. ;)
    I'll edit main post for clarity.
     
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  21. GMWolf

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    You known a much better way of putting it is: the game must be displayed using 80×45 pixels.
     
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  22. maratae

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    That bloody odd pixel though..
     
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  23. Storyteller

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    i will in fact attempt an entry.
     
  24. Bingdom

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    That's great! The more people we get, the better the jam will be.
     
  25. Micah_DS

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    With the time change, I can no longer participate. :( Unless you're willing to extend 12 hours like before?
     
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  26. Misu

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    When I was host, Id give atleast a an hour or 2 more
    I did told @Bingdom to extend it to a 3 day instead of two. Thopught it would be better for everyone to have more time
     
  27. rui.rosario

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    Seems like @Misu is calling the shots... Indirectly that is, just suggesting something like it shouldn't happen :p
     
  28. Micah_DS

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    Not sure about anyone else, but that extra day (or half a day) would make all the difference for me. Crossing fingers.
     
  29. Bingdom

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    I don't remember you telling me this. You only suggested moving it a week earlier.

    Since there isn't going to be many people, I need as many people we can get. I'll extend it to be an additional 24 hours longer. ;)
     
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  30. Nocturne

    Nocturne Friendly Tyrant Forum Staff Admin

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    I'll probably try and enter something... What's the theme? You going to wait till the very start to tell us?
     
  31. GMWolf

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    I may have a dastardly plan...
    May i ask, why no 3D of any kind?
     
  32. Bingdom

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    Yes. Is that a bad idea? I kinda forgot how the original GMC jam ran.

    Not sure. It was the original rules. Maybe because the idea of the jam is to work with very limited space.
     
  33. GMWolf

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    3D doesnt stop that: you still have limited pixels to display the game.
    That still means bold textures, etc.
     
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  34. Misu

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    Actually, i have been thinking about it and it would be alright to use 3D if you want ... just no rescaling.
     
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  35. Bingdom

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    (Assumptions)
    Making a 3D game gives you more room because you now have a 3rd dimension to work with.
    The vertices can vary much more than 2D.
    Yes you can expand room sizes in 2D, but it would be quite difficult to fit the GUI, player and terrain all at the same time on one screen. In 3D, you don't have have to worry much about that, as the player could just look up from the ground if they have difficulty determining their position and you don't need to draw the player (more room to draw stuff). Anyways, wouldn't it be difficult to see things far away?

    I haven't played around with 80x45 views yet. Rules are copied straight from the previous jam. Maybe there's a valid reason why Misu didn't allow it.

    Edit: oh?
     
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  36. DukeSoft

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    3D or 2D would be just as hard as you'll need to make it clear what you're doing using only 80x45 pixels
     
  37. rui.rosario

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    If I'm not mistaken this starts in around 6 / 7 hours, correct?
     
  38. Misu

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    Well Bingdom is from Australia so whatever it is when he gets on, its probably tonight at 11 or 12 Eastern American Time.
     
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  39. Roderick

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    10 AM Saturday AEST = 5pm Friday PST / 8pm Friday EST.

    (Select the timeand time zone, then right-click and choose "Search Google" in Chrome, and Google will tell you what it is in your location.)
     
  40. Misu

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    Wow, its just like the old GMC Jam hours! Im aware of that hour then ;)
     
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  41. DividingByZero

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    I may give this a go. We will see if time permits for me.
     
  42. HayManMarc

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    I still don't have a simple idea. Dunno if I'll be doing this. :/
     
  43. Nocturne

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    Wait for the theme! Maybe you'll feel inspired later. :)
     
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  44. John Andrews

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    I'll participate here I go LOOL I just found this out and I signed up 1 day before the thing! :D

    SO HAPPY & HYPED :D
     
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  45. HayManMarc

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    Okay, then... TWO HOURS TO GO!! ;)
     
  46. rui.rosario

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    Waiting for the time to do some jamming :p
     
  47. Misu

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    Common! Everyone! Where is that hype?!

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  48. John Andrews

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    Oh boy yes! roughly 40 minutes to go! (this starts at 8:00 PM in my country lol :))
    Also @Misu, are you going to participate? :D
     
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  49. HayManMarc

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    Sooooo... What's the theme? What's the theme?
     
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