Discussion in 'GMC Jam' started by GameDevDan, Jan 24, 2019.
Haha, Bong Hit. That sure would be something.
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 :
Spoiler: 75 on 466 544
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 :
Spoiler: 13 on 58 000
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 !
Spoiler: 5 on the 3000 most used
EDIT : I will place my bet on Contrast then :B
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!
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!
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
Waitin' for da Jam to start, all cool like, super confident of crafting the GREATEST GAEM OF ALL TIME!!!
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!
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.
Im all in on the theme being Conflict
I can't wait to participate ^-^, this should be fun
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?
I'm so down. Never participated in a GameMaker-specific jam before, so this should be a lot of fun!
I want the theme to be one of the following:
I think I have a solid idea for contrast; so, I am hoping for contrast.
Three days to go! Everyone cleared their schedule for the weekend??
Can't wait. I suck at Jams, but I can't wait.
My schedule is ready and I got some monster which I think I got addicted to but ssssh
can't wait for the jam
i know what the theme is.
Should I spoil it or no
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:
None other than PONTATOT (that rare variety of beady eyed Welsh potato.)
Fire up your GM engines ladies and gentlemen!!!
Don't worry I am sure you can work a potato in some how.
You had me at spud.
Dadio it was supposed to be a surprise! :O
Never heard of those before.
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.
Cool! I’ll be joining in!
2. Don’t spoil
3. Me too!
I hope it’s contempt ( contempt fish - THE GAME )
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?
No games topic until the jam starts.
Quadruple post! I think it might be a record.
Quintuple I believe!
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!
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.
I'll just make the game I wanted to make and add a contrast option to the video settings
Yeah, "contrast" seems really generic... like the last theme.
How about that for a theme?
I wonder whether they see the criticisms of the actual theme and then change it up to what the people actually want
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.
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
@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
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.
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
for anyone keen on teaming up i'm a programmer
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.
Only use constants/macros and don't use any variables
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. :/
I feel like we need one more hint. I have a few ideas. I am kind of hoping work with the theme.
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.
@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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