GMC Jam Discussion GMC Jam 40 - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 🎉

Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
Forum Staff
Moderator
Another standings update...
Code:
Red                     Green                   Yellow
---                     -----                   ------

Alice                   ghandpivot              The M
Mightyjor               woodsmoke               Toque
Gizmo199                Greenblizzard           HayManMarc
Nocturne                matharoo                ChessMasterRiley
Mercerenies             GVmG                    SoapSud39
Bart                    Pat Ferguson            pixeltroid
Dr. Wolf                EvanSki                 NAL
kburkhart84             Lukan                   dadio
Xor                     Kepons                  Yal
Yozoraki                Cloaked Games           GMWolf
Roldy                   VallejoCustomGaming     Rui Rosário
TheSnidr                RichHopefulComposer     sylvain_l
RekNepZ                 Chasersgaming           SamBean
mr magnus               aspiringgamemaker       BretHudson
TWebberX                garrlker                Fanatrick
Lumenflower             O.Stogden               kalzme
Cat                     JosephEllis             ceaselessly
Posh Indie              Director_X              Micah_DS
Siolfor the Jackal      ChrisC                  Sk8dududu
curato                  Slow Finger             Poizen
mp                      BluishGreenPro          ScaryPotato
CrunchCaptain           biyectivo               bandman28
TehPilot                Blake                   Josh Chen
Stellar                 Steelegms2              zenousX
DanDeMedicMan           Mercyssh                samspade
FunkyPoop               MatthewPattel           Sirham
ghlossa                 maartenvt               Spider__
GrizzliusMaximus        Bearman_18              nevercade
shortbread                                      Fernando Gonzalez
AJtheApple                                      Roa
Shadyman                                        NoodleHead
Not counting Kyon in team green, since so far they just said they want to join team with fewest members, they've yet to say which team they join in the end.
 

EvanSki

Raccoon Jam Host
Another standings update...
Code:
Red                     Green                   Yellow
---                     -----                   ------

Alice                   ghandpivot              The M
Mightyjor               woodsmoke               Toque
Gizmo199                Greenblizzard           HayManMarc
Nocturne                matharoo                ChessMasterRiley
Mercerenies             GVmG                    SoapSud39
Bart                    Pat Ferguson            pixeltroid
Dr. Wolf                EvanSki                 NAL
kburkhart84             Lukan                   dadio
Xor                     Kepons                  Yal
Yozoraki                Cloaked Games           GMWolf
Roldy                   VallejoCustomGaming     Rui Rosário
TheSnidr                RichHopefulComposer     sylvain_l
RekNepZ                 Chasersgaming           SamBean
mr magnus               aspiringgamemaker       BretHudson
TWebberX                garrlker                Fanatrick
Lumenflower             O.Stogden               kalzme
Cat                     JosephEllis             ceaselessly
Posh Indie              Director_X              Micah_DS
Siolfor the Jackal      ChrisC                  Sk8dududu
curato                  Slow Finger             Poizen
mp                      BluishGreenPro          ScaryPotato
CrunchCaptain           biyectivo               bandman28
TehPilot                Blake                   Josh Chen
Stellar                 Steelegms2              zenousX
DanDeMedicMan           Mercyssh                samspade
FunkyPoop               MatthewPattel           Sirham
ghlossa                 maartenvt               Spider__
GrizzliusMaximus        Bearman_18              nevercade
shortbread                                      Fernando Gonzalez
AJtheApple                                      Roa
Shadyman                                        NoodleHead
Not counting Kyon in team green, since so far they just said they want to join team with fewest members, they've yet to say which team they join in the end.
can we get a column for the people who have entered but not picked a team?
 

RekNepZ

GMC Historian
What's the record for most games in a jam? I remember one having over 80 long ago, but I'm not sure what the scale as been since.
 

bandman28

Member
No, I think that orange would be the case here.
Then it would be red, orange, yellow, and green.

what we need in this jam is a little more balloons 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈
And cake🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰
What kind of party doesn’t have cake?
Answer: New Years
 

woodsmoke

Member
I see beer seems to be acceptable according to the title image. So how far are we allowed to go regarding drugs? Can I have cannabis in my game? Drunk people? Psychedelics? Am I already disqualified?
 
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GameDevDan

Former Jam Host
Moderator
GMC Elder
What's the record for most games in a jam? I remember one having over 80 long ago, but I'm not sure what the scale as been since.
GMC Jam 11 and GMC Jam 22 hold the joint record for the most entries at 81 each.

I see beer seems to be acceptable according to the title image. So how far are we allowed to go regarding drugs? Can I have cannabis in my game? Drunk people? Psychedelics? Am I already disqualified?
There was literally a game called Drunken Joe in the last jam about a guy who drinks beer, and @dadio once entered a jam game about magic mushrooms causing hallucinations. I'm sure there are more risqué jam games besides those.
 

Yal

🐧 *penguin noises*
GMC Elder
I see beer seems to be acceptable according to the title image. So how far are we allowed to go regarding drugs? Can I have cannabis in my game? Drunk people? Psychedelics? Am I already disqualified?
I read that as "cannibals" at first. If you want to push limits, that's probably not a bad idea: you could make a game called "One Big Donner Party".
 
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Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
Forum Staff
Moderator
Only two days left till the Jam starts!

Seems lots of people have a pretty clear vision of what they want to make already, too.
 

The M

Member
I have a clear vision, and it scares me! I usually overscope and while I'm excited to start, I also know that I'm way beyond what can reasonably be done in a weekend o_O
 

AJTheApple

Member
I have a clear vision, and it scares me! I usually overscope and while I'm excited to start, I also know that I'm way beyond what can reasonably be done in a weekend o_O
I am currently at the over-scoping stage of the two halves of my brain battling between "We shouldn't over-scope, it should be a short, small game that sticks to its mechanics" and "But what if we made a mini Metroidvania?"
 

Yal

🐧 *penguin noises*
GMC Elder
I got into an overcaffeinated planning stress/hype thing yesterday, wrote down ideas for like an hour, and then fainted from overexertion and slept for 3 hours. And I still don't know what to make.



I have too little experience with parties to know anything about how they work (especially in these times) so I'm not really jiving with the theme yet, but maybe thinking about it enough will cause some sort of inspiration to strike...
 

ghandpivot

Member
Seems I'll be limited to barely 1-2 days of work. I'll have to use these few days to really streamline what my process will have to look like 🤪
Oh, and to learn to draw a basic shape in 3D (GMS 1.4). I don't study maths and it seems like one could use some of that here.
 

EvanSki

Raccoon Jam Host
An idea but I dont have the knowledge to make it happen/ I dont think it can be done during the jam

A game entirely based around networking,

A lot of people will be playing and reviewing the jam games
so a cool idea would be allowing the other people playing the jam games, to all link together and have one big gmcjam 40 party in a virtual space
 

sylvain_l

Member
took me 4 days of brainstorming to come with an idea, and sounds like more then I can chew in a jam weekend... well we'll see if I can make something playable at least o_O
 

Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
Forum Staff
Moderator
Lots of new people pledged their allegiance, and most of them joined Team Red!
As someone who takes part in recruitment effort, I am very pleased.
As someone who sees the overall standings, I'm somewhat concerned about things going off balance again. Then again, it's quite justified because Team Red is the best!

(also, still haven't seen confirmation from Kyon about joining the Green Gang, which would balance things out a bit)
Code:
Red                     Green                   Yellow
---                     -----                   ------

Alice                   ghandpivot              The M
Mightyjor               woodsmoke               Toque
Gizmo199                Greenblizzard           HayManMarc
Nocturne                matharoo                ChessMasterRiley
Mercerenies             GVmG                    SoapSud39
Bart                    Pat Ferguson            pixeltroid
Dr. Wolf                EvanSki                 NAL
kburkhart84             Lukan                   dadio
Xor                     Kepons                  Yal
Yozoraki                Cloaked Games           GMWolf
Roldy                   VallejoCustomGaming     Rui Rosário
TheSnidr                RichHopefulComposer     sylvain_l
RekNepZ                 Chasersgaming           SamBean
mr magnus               aspiringgamemaker       BretHudson
TWebberX                garrlker                Fanatrick
Lumenflower             O.Stogden               kalzme
Cat                     JosephEllis             ceaselessly
Posh Indie              Director_X              Micah_DS
Siolfor the Jackal      ChrisC                  Sk8dududu
curato                  Slow Finger             Poizen
mp                      BluishGreenPro          ScaryPotato
CrunchCaptain           biyectivo               bandman28
TehPilot                Blake                   Josh Chen
Stellar                 Steelegms2              zenousX
DanDeMedicMan           Mercyssh                samspade
FunkyPoop               MatthewPattel           Sirham
ghlossa                 maartenvt               Spider__
GrizzliusMaximus        Bearman_18              nevercade
shortbread              Terminator_Pony         Fernando Gonzalez
AJtheApple                                      Roa
Shadyman                                        NoodleHead
Ninety                                          
TotallyAverageGamez                             
2Dspessman                                      
SilentxxBunny
 
I've been lurking in this topic for a while and today it hit me: I'm literally a RED Pac-Man and I love Red vs Blue so much... The decision kind of made itself.

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Moon Goat

Member
What are the rules about using sound effects "made before the Jam"? Can you use ones from royalty free sound libraries, or do you have to make all of them yourself?
 

GameDevDan

Former Jam Host
Moderator
GMC Elder
so a cool idea would be allowing the other people playing the jam games, to all link together and have one big gmcjam 40 party in a virtual space
The trouble with this is that there are a limited number of people playing the games, split across different time zones, and playing the games in a different order. So it might be hard to get people on the game at the same time.

I think the most decent implementation of multiplayer I can recall in a GMC Jam was when someone (@Mercerenies ?) created a robot game where you uploaded your robot and it fought an AI based on someone else's uploaded bot (which is still not a silver bullet, cos the first person to play it would have had hardly anyone to play against!)

But yeah... I think that kind of "deferred" multiplayer would be best. Maybe you could have a party in that way!

What are the rules about using sound effects "made before the Jam"? Can you use ones from royalty free sound libraries, or do you have to make all of them yourself?
You can use premade sounds & music. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of entries ever entered in the jam do this.
 

Mercerenies

Member
I think the most decent implementation of multiplayer I can recall in a GMC Jam was when someone (@Mercerenies ?) created a robot game where you uploaded your robot and it fought an AI based on someone else's uploaded bot (which is still not a silver bullet, cos the first person to play it would have had hardly anyone to play against!)
Yep, that was mine. Specifically, The Great Mech War of 2039 for Jam 34. My favorite thing about that entry was being able to post this beautiful lineup of robots everyone had contributed at the end.

Mech War also got 8th place, despite being mostly incomplete. And I think there's an important lesson to learn from that: experimental entries can score well. Sometimes a really cool idea that does something totally out of left field can garner votes simply for being a cool idea, even if the finished product is completely unpolished.
 

GameDevDan

Former Jam Host
Moderator
GMC Elder
BTW I spent my day creating a randomiser which does most of the same stuff as the existing one except it allows you to download each game from the link in the topic at your leisure. Will include this in the voting topic after the jam alongside the usual randomiser.



BUT, for now... get some rest and prepare those brain cells. Just 20 hours to go until the fun really begins!
 
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