GMC Jam Discussion The Classic GMC Jam 32 - 8 year anniversary

Discussion in 'GMC Jam' started by GameDevDan, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    Haha, Bong Hit. That sure would be something.
     
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  2. SamSam

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    The noose is tightening, so I picked the ultimate 466 544 word list, and there was only 75 survivors !

    If you take the 466 544 words from the ultimate list and only keep the 8 characters ones wich have "o" as a second letter, "n" as a third letter and "t" as a last letter, you end up with the following 75 words :
    bonaught
    bonavist
    bonewort
    bongoist
    bonniest
    conflict
    confract
    confront
    congreet
    conjoint
    conjunct
    Connacht
    Conneaut
    conodont
    Conquest
    conspect
    Constant
    consumpt
    contempt
    contract
    contrast
    contrist
    conusant
    Donatist
    donought
    Fontanet
    gonaduct
    Goncourt
    gondolet
    honeypot
    honewort
    yondmost
    Konariot
    longboat
    longfelt
    Longmont
    Longport
    longroot
    longshot
    longwort
    moniment
    monocrat
    monodist
    monodont
    monoglot
    monomict
    monotint
    Montfort
    monument
    nonadept
    nonadult
    nonagent
    nondeist
    nonelect
    nonevent
    nonguilt
    noninert
    nonlicet
    nonlicit
    nonprint
    nonshaft
    nontrust
    nonuplet
    poncelet
    pondwort
    ponycart
    rondelet
    songfest
    sonorant
    sonsiest
    tonalist
    Tonasket
    ton-foot
    Wonacott
    wonkiest

    If you take the 58 000 words from this list and only keep the 8 characters ones wich have "o" as a second letter, "n" as a third letter and "t" as a last letter, you end up with the following 13 words :
    bonniest
    conflict
    confront
    conjoint
    conjunct
    conquest
    constant
    contempt
    contract
    contrast
    longlost
    monument
    nonevent

    If you take the 3000 most used english words and only keep the 8 characters ones wich have "o" as a second letter, "n" as a third letter and "t" as a last letter, you end up with the following 5 words !
    conflict
    confront
    constant
    contract
    contrast

    EDIT : I will place my bet on Contrast then :B
     
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  3. CE Studios

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    So looking forward to taking part in this jam! This will be my second jam ever, and I can't wait to start working on something. I'm still on GM:S 1.4 but I'll do my best!
     
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  4. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Your Next Jam Host Moderator GMC Elder

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    People seem to have figured out what all 8 pictures are - and the theme is one of those pictures... DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN!

    I guess you'll all have to wait 4 days to see the TRUE THEME!
     
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  5. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    6 Stages of GMC Jam (for me at least)

    Announced: Uh, again?
    15 days left: Hmm I guess I could make something
    3 days left: BOI I'M EXCITED
    Jam starts: my game is trash
    Jam ends: my game is the best, it's definitely gonna win
    Reviews out: my game is trash
     
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  6. dadio

    dadio Potato Overlord Forum Staff Moderator

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    Waitin' for da Jam to start, all cool like, super confident of crafting the GREATEST GAEM OF ALL TIME!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Caoin Forde

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    First Year in computer science here, exactly no gamemaker experience and very limited programming experience but id love to give this a go, theme depending. Cant wait!
     
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  8. curato

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    Look at a few of the DND tutorials between now and then. You can definitely get something going over a weekend. I am thinking of using it as an excuse for me to get used to GS2 myself. I am glad there weren't quite so many cool distractions when I studied computer science or I may not have made it.
     
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  9. EvanSki

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    Im all in on the theme being Conflict
     
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  10. Azure Knight

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    I can't wait to participate ^-^, this should be fun ;)
     
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  11. Lukan

    Lukan Gay Wizard Freak

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    It's been a while since I participated, I have a hectic work schedule, but I'll try!
    Gotta honour the old GMCJAM gods once in a while.

    EDIT: I just found out there's fonts involved!
    @Detective Pixel do you still have that image of me rolling around in fonts?
     
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  12. elijahmmin

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    I'm so down. Never participated in a GameMaker-specific jam before, so this should be a lot of fun!
     
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  13. Adrien Dittrick

    Adrien Dittrick Member

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    I want the theme to be one of the following:
    • wonkiest
    • sonsiest
    • rondelet
    • songfest
     
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  14. curato

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    I think I have a solid idea for contrast; so, I am hoping for contrast.
     
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  15. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Your Next Jam Host Moderator GMC Elder

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    Three days to go! Everyone cleared their schedule for the weekend??
     
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  16. Bentley

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    Can't wait. I suck at Jams, but I can't wait.
     
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  17. GVmG

    GVmG Rainfall

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    My schedule is ready and I got some monster which I think I got addicted to but ssssh

    can't wait for the jam
     
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  18. Misty

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    i know what the theme is.

    Should I spoil it or no
     
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  19. dadio

    dadio Potato Overlord Forum Staff Moderator

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    Sorry Misty, I beat you to it.
    Dan was very smart with his last image clue.
    If you squint your eyes *just right* you can clearly make out the ACTUAL THEME:

    [​IMG]

    That's right.
    None other than PONTATOT (that rare variety of beady eyed Welsh potato.)
    Fire up your GM engines ladies and gentlemen!!!
     
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  20. curato

    curato Member

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    Don't worry I am sure you can work a potato in some how.
     
  21. Toque

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    You had me at spud.
     
  22. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Your Next Jam Host Moderator GMC Elder

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    Dadio it was supposed to be a surprise! :O
     
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  23. Misty

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    Never heard of those before.
     
  24. CLiolios

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    CONSTANT
    MONOTINT
    DONATIST
    ;)
     
  25. Relic

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    My wife conveniently thought to take the kids to grandmas on Sunday. Need to squeeze out every minute of spare time I can! Hope to get a good 12-15 hours of computer time in.
     
  26. Silas the Dev

    Silas the Dev Member

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    Cool! I’ll be joining in!

    1. Yeah
    2. Don’t spoil
    3. Me too!

    Oooh,:rolleyes:

    I hope it’s contempt ( contempt fish - THE GAME )

    You forgot
    20 minutes before jam ends - I can squeeze a few more minutes in
    Jam end - darn it I forgot to post

    Where is the games topic?
     
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  27. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    No games topic until the jam starts.
     
  28. Silas the Dev

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    Ok. Thanks:)
     
  29. HayManMarc

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    Quadruple post! I think it might be a record. :p
     
  30. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    Quintuple I believe!
     
  31. The M

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    Honestly, I'm really hoping for honeypot. I spent the last few days thinking if terrible bee puns and it'd sting if I hive to give up on them!
     
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  32. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    Don't worry, if the theme is contrast, you can use that as an excuse to make a game about insects with these highly contrasting black and yellow patterns. Then the puns follow naturally.
     
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  33. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    I'll just make the game I wanted to make and add a contrast option to the video settings
     
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  34. HayManMarc

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    Yeah, "contrast" seems really generic... like the last theme.
     
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  35. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    Hah!
    How about that for a theme?
    "Settings menu"
     
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  36. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    I wonder whether they see the criticisms of the actual theme and then change it up to what the people actually want
     
  37. The M

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    Personally, I think contrast is one of the harder, more interesting themes and not at all generic. Imo, conflict would be a better example of a generic theme because of how broad it is.

    Also, a game where altering the contrast level is a major part of gameplay would probably be very unique and interesting to play.
     
  38. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    That's a pretty good point and I agree about Conflict being worse(probably said so already in here)
    I'd like to try out a game like you've described but how many other unique ideas do you really think can be made from something like Contrast? I guess we will see haha
     
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  39. The M

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    @Siolfor the Jackal That's why it's such a tricky theme. You could probably work it into the narrative, have contrasting characters, or focus on opposite elements of some kind (for example a battle against an enormous boss where the contrast is its size compared to the player; or nature vs machines; bring a knife to a gunfight, etc).

    Now, just wait for the actual theme to be "longboat" instead :)
     
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  40. iKiwed

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    Hello, my apologies for the late message, but I won't join the jam, they called me to work full time for the next three days.
     
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  41. John Andrews

    John Andrews Living Enigma

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    Nice I can finally participate in one of these and actually leave an entry! I'm also searching for an artist anyone interested contact me! I'm a programmer ;)
     
  42. NicholasNC

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    for anyone keen on teaming up i'm a programmer
     
  43. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    What I would like is for the theme to be CONSTANT, as this seems to give pretty interesting opportunities. Then again, the idea I have kinda works for CONTRAST, too. And I can't quite recall any game doing what my idea involves.
     
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  44. matharoo

    matharoo Udemy Instructor

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    Only use constants/macros and don't use any variables
     
  45. HayManMarc

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    I have no time and no ideas, so I'll likely have an awful entry. But I'm still in. Maybe I'll make a potato game. :/
     
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  46. curato

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    I feel like we need one more hint. I have a few ideas. I am kind of hoping work with the theme.
     
  47. TacticalCannonFodder

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    If not for the fact that they mentioned it was one of the four picture words, it could have been "LONGSHOT" which I think could have been a cool theme.
     
  48. Silas the Dev

    Silas the Dev Member

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    @TacticalCannonFodder This post has basically nothing to do with that post it’s just that name tho. . .





    You Should be proud.
     
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  49. The Sorcerer

    The Sorcerer Member

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    R O N S T A D T

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    Must contain a Linda Ronstadt song.
     
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    L O N G D O T
     

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