GMC Jam Discussion The Extremely Aestival GMC Jam #5 Discussion Thread

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Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
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Can the Sun maybe chill?



THEME:
TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

Results





FULL RESULTS HERE


What, where, when?

GMC Jam is a quarterly community event held on GameMaker Community. It is entirely a community event; neither YoYo Games nor Playtech are officially involved in this competition, aside from providing forum space to carry it out. It dates back to the times of old forum, where 21 editions were held (plus one bonus), and now it's a 4th edition here! You can check the GMC Jam records in the GMC Jam Hall of Fame & Archive.

The Jam has three phases:
  • discussion, held in discussion topic; started about 2 weeks before the Jam (the discussion remains open during and after the Jam, too, until the next Jam discussion starts)
  • development, the core of the Jam, the 72 hours when entries are made and posted in games topic
  • decision, when community members vote for their favourite games and provide feedback to specific entries; it lasts roughly 2 weeks after the Jam, before the results are announced

This GMC Jam will run for 72 hours in the following timeframe:
August 25th (Friday), noon UTC - August 28th (Monday), noon UTC


Countdown clock

GMC Jam rules

The following rules will be used during this GMC Jam. Also, general Community Guidelines apply. There has been no changes since the GMC Jam #4, so if you participated in that Jam, you're free to skip over.

PARTICIPATION:
  • any GMC member is welcome to participate in GMC Jam and submit their entry
  • each entry must be made by a single GMC member or a team of up to 3 people; people outside GMC can be in the team, as long as at least one GMC member is in that team
  • each participant can make or contribute to as many entries as they want, but they can only claim rewards for one of them (unless the reward is given specifically for the entry)
  • each entry must have a single post in this Jam's games topic (opened once the Jam officially starts), and no two entries can share the same post
  • the Games topic post can be used to present the entry progress; it can also contain a devlog
  • by the time the Jam ends, each Games topic post must contain a valid link to the entry downloadable file

ENTRY:
  • the entry must be an original creation made in GameMaker specifically for the Jam, within the Jam timeframe
  • the entry might use assets (graphics, audio, scripts, extensions, Marketplace resources etc.) created before the Jam, whether by team members or someone else; however, the credits should make clear where the assets come from and which were made before the Jam
  • the creators of the entry must have rights to all of the assets; unlicensed use of resources is not allowed
  • the entry must be available as a Windows executable file, exported as a stand-alone file or as a ZIP; installers are not allowed
  • the entry might be exported to other platforms as well (such as HTML5 or Android), but the Windows executable must be available

THEME:
  • the Jam has a theme picked by the previous winner - a general idea around which the entry can be built
  • while incorporating the theme in the entry is not mandatory, participants are strongly encouraged to do so
  • the entry that uses the theme in the most interesting way can win best use of theme award; if the Jam has two themes, there is one award for each theme

BEST-OF AWARDS:
  • aside from the Jam-specific theme, the games can be rated on the concept, the presentation and the story
  • the concept is related to the core gameplay mechanics idea - whether the game rules themselves are creative and entertaing or not
  • the presentation is related to the overall polish - whether the entry provides the right experience through audiovisuals, and whether it's not disrupted by bugs and errors
  • the story is related to the events or motivation present throughout the entry; it can be told through dialogue and narrative, as well as implied through game design
  • the entries excelling at these categories can win best concept, best presentation and best story awards
  • furthermore, aside from entries themselves, their devlogs can be rated; the entry with the most interesting devlog can win best devlog awards

VOTING:
  • after the Jam ends, all entries are gathered in a single ZIP with all entries for everyone to download
  • once the ZIP is available, the voting begins, and it lasts approximately 2 weeks; a longer voting period may be chosen when more than 70-80 entries are submitted
  • the voting period may be extended upon request by at most one additional week; however, not every such request must be granted, and one should show a reasonable progress with reviewing/playing the Jam entries
  • the voting is carried out in the Jam's voting topic, where each voter makes a single post for their scores and reviews
  • any GMC member may vote, whether they participated or not, but participants cannot rank or award their own entries
  • each voter must rank and post a brief comment on at least top 3 games; also, they can rank more games
  • each voter can vote for best use of theme, concept, presentation, story and devlog
  • each voter can vote for best reviewer, but in this case their opinion is entirely non-binding - the best reviewer is eventually chosen by the Jam host after the voting ends
  • if some voters or participants are found to be cheating, their entries may be disqualified and they might be excluded from future community events
  • shortly after the voting period closes (preferably within 24 hours), the votes are summed up, and the final results announced; after that, all prizes should be distributed where applicable

PRIZES:
  • top 3 entries, as well as best-of award winners, get special banners and are featured in the Hall of Fame
  • creator of the highest ranking themed entry gets the right to choose the next Jam's theme
  • aside from regular GMC Jam prizes, other GMC members can contribute the community prizes by messaging the Jam host
  • the community prizes can be given to any range of places, best-of winners, reviewers, personal favourites etc.
  • the community prizes can be nearly anything - custom graphics, soundtracks, gameplay videos, software keys etc.; as long as they are not monetary prizes and they don't break community rules
  • it is community prize contributor's responsibility to give the prize; they should make sure they can deliver their promise

Community prizes

Want to add your community prize? Send a message to the Jam host the details!
(note that you will need to handle prizes distribution after the Jam, please don't pass keys through me or anything)

  • YoYo Games is offering a goody bag to the game that comes in 13th (unlucky for some, but not the winner of this prize!)


  • @Cloaked Games will feature the best use of theme winner as an easter egg in their project
  • @Detective Pixel offers a Wuppo Steam key to the 1st place, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight to the 2nd place and Hotline Miami to the 3rd place
  • @iMilchshake offers Risen 3 and Deadlight: Director's Cut to the game(s) with the best use of theme, and Legend of Grimrock 2 and No Time to explain to the game(s) with the best concept
  • @Nocturne is offering a steam key to his upcoming game Skein to first place and to the user who creates the game he likes best (if different to the winner).
  • @Yal offers free copy of Maria Engine, YaruDanmakuEngine and FastFurryFramework to each of top 3 games, and 10k unformatted ASCII characters' worth of flavour text to the 9th game

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Let's get the discussion started!
 
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ghandpivot

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I'm staying out of this one. If enough people play the entries, vote and give feedback to eachother I'll join the next one instead!
Good luck to everyone!
 
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Blackened

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"May_The_Force_Be_With_You!" Huzzah! That must be it. Assuming spaces are included as well as exclamation marks. :potato: Perhaps the Countdown clock provided by Shadow Link is a tell tale clue. ;) Let us also not forget about What: STAR WARS. Where: IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY. When?: A LONG TIME AGO. :p
 
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Nallebeorn

Member
H-h-h-hype!

I've already published a post-jam version of my last game, so this time I'll even be able to join with a clear consciousness! (Y'know... If you ignore all the other games I need to finish...)
 

Shadow Link

Member
"May_The_Force_Be_With_You!" Huzzah! That must be it. Assuming spaces are included as well as exclamation marks. :potato: Perhaps the Countdown clock provided by Shadow Link is a tell tale clue. ;) Let us also not forget about What: STAR WARS. Where: IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY. When?: A LONG TIME AGO. :p
Nah, that was just the banner from the previous Jam. I had to update the clock to point to this new thread. :p
 

Storyteller

Member
i missed the last one on account of dating this crazy hippy lady. Im looking forward to getting back into it.
HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! HYPE!
 
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Oyakiiv

Guest
i dont think I will be able to join, gonna have my internet cutoff because money =P... though if the theme is good i may try anyway and upload it with whatever internet i can find!
 
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0.Bytes

Guest
I am looking foward to play the jam games, we had some pretty good entries last jam, good luck to everybody it is always a good experience join a jam !
 

Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
Forum Staff
Moderator
First theme letters!

- - O - - - - - - _ - - - - - - _ - - M - - - - - -
 

Misu

The forum's immigrant
Im guessing, Im guessing!

Code:
- - O - - - - - - _ - - - - - - _ - - M - - - - - -

B L O O D S H E D _ O N _ T H E _ C O M P U T E R S
S H O O T _ O U T _ E N T I R E _ C O M M U N I T Y
S T O P _ Y O U R _ P L A Y E R _ R A M P A G I N G
C O O P E R A T E _ T O _ A L L _ C O M M U N I S T
B L O B B Y _ M R _ B L O B B Y _ B O M B L O B B Y
 

Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
Forum Staff
Moderator
More theme letters!

- - O - - - - E - _ - - - T - - _ - - M - - - O - -
 

Misu

The forum's immigrant
So far... there are infinite possibilities with those letter reveals although base on my research, it feels like there might be more spaces left in the guess... after all, Alice did hinted that there might be more spaces missing...
These might or might not be all spaces in the theme. :squirrel:
Of all the words I can look up on that goes without any additional spaces in reveal, none of the theme guesses follow a logical grammar structure or made any sense in word combination.

So I look up on possible space inclusions and the most clarified and logical theme guess that fits well with the letter reveals so far would be this:

Code:
B L O O D S H E D _ I N _ T H E _ G A M E _ R O O M
Then again, there so many more good words that can fit in the middle part like Castle or Battle for example. Plus not to mention Im not 100% sure if the spaces are exactly that. But yeah my bet might go to Bloodshed theme...
 

matharoo

Udemy Instructor
Whatever the theme, my idea is set...

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~The Adventures of Misumen~

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Yal

GMC Memer
GMC Elder
pain

exhaustion

suffering

...but I'm still determined to make SOMETHING for this jam. *slowly crawls forward* YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME!!!
 

Sammi3

Member
Every jam there's a question like this but recently, I had finished creating this AI system for a game I'm working on. If I were to use that AI system in the jam, would that be considered cheating? I sort of want to see how versatile it is in different types of games but I don't want to cross the line of what is cool to do for the jam.
 

matharoo

Udemy Instructor
Every jam there's a question like this but recently, I had finished creating this AI system for a game I'm working on. If I were to use that AI system in the jam, would that be considered cheating? I sort of want to see how versatile it is in different types of games but I don't want to cross the line of what is cool to do for the jam.
I think you can, just make sure you mention it.
  • the entry might use assets (graphics, audio, scripts, extensions, Marketplace resources etc.) created before the Jam, whether by team members or someone else; however, the credits should make clear where the assets come from and which were made before the Jam
 

Misu

The forum's immigrant
Yeah you have to specify it in the Read Me file you must include to your game. Its very important to do so.
 

Sammi3

Member
I think you can, just make sure you mention it.
Don't see how my eyes didn't see the scripts part of that sentence. Thank you. Well I'm in. Hopefully I complete something. Even If I don't get far I'll probably just put up what I've managed to do.
 
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