GMC Jam Discussion The Thunderous 34th GMC Jam - Discussion Topic

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  1. GameDevDan

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    The GMC Jam is a WILD game development contest run every 3 months by the GameMaker Community. This is the 34th such jam.

    Members compete to make the best game possible over the course of just 96 hours.​

    GMC Jam 34 will take place on the following dates:

    August 22nd, 2019 12:00 UTC - August 26th, 2019 12:00 UTC
    (Countdown Clock)


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    • Any GMC member can take part in the GMC Jam. You must use GameMaker to create your game.
    • Games must be made between 12:00 UTC on August 22nd and 12:00 UTC on August 26th, and posted in the games topic.
    • You may use resources such as graphics, sounds and scripts that were made prior to the jam, as long as the bulk of your work takes place during Jam weekend.
    • You may create one post per entry in the games topic. You may create this post before your game is finished and continue editing that post to update your progress, in fact you are encouraged to write a devlog!
    • All entries must have a download link in the Games Topic before it closes at 12:00 UTC on August 26th.
    • All entries must work on Windows as a standalone executable / compressed zip folder. No installers please. Your entry can also work in HTML5 and on other platforms, but only the Windows build will be judged.
    • All entries are encouraged to follow the Jam theme. It isn't mandatory to do so, but you'll often get more favourable reviews from your peers!
    • You may participate alone or in a team of up to 3 members. See the "teams" section below if you're looking for teammates.
    That's all you need to know, but more information will be available in the Games Topic when it opens!


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    • As soon as the Jam ends on August 26th at 12:00 UTC, a zip folder of the games will be created and posted in the voting topic so that players can download all the entries at once if they wish.
    • Voters will then have around 2 weeks to play and rank the games and voting will close on September 10th at 12:00 UTC.
    • Any member of the GMC can vote, even if they didn't enter the jam. You cannot vote for your own entry. Votes shall be posted in the voting topic.
    • Voters are encouraged to rank as many games as possible, and their final votes must include at least their top 3 games. More information on this will be provided in the voting topic when it opens.
    Boring technical info about how the votes are counted: Entries receive points based on where each voter ranked them, following the formula 1/(rank+1). So if a voter puts a game 1st, it gets 0.5 points. If a voter puts a game 6th, it gets ~0.143 points. These are all added up by the Jam Host to find the overall rank for each game.

    That's all you need to know, but more information will be available in the Voting Topic when it opens!


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    Main Prizes
    • The winner(s) get to decide the Theme of the next GMC Jam.
    • The top 3 entrants, as well as winners of the "Best Of" categories will win personalised banners for their forum signature and a place in the Hall of Fame topic.
    • More to be confirmed...

    Community Prizes

    Members can offer their own prizes for the GMC Jam. PM me, @GameDevDan , and I'll add your prize to the list. NOTES: You should offer something based on your skills, rather than a commercial prize. You will also need to handle giving out the prizes yourselves after the end of the jam.
    • ...no more prizes, why not submit one?


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    You may enter the GMC Jam as part of a team (up to 3 members). Sometimes collaborating as part of a team can help you to e-meet new and interesting people. Here we will list people looking for teammates. If you want to be added to the list, send me @GameDevDan , a private message with the skills you are offering.
    • @SilentxxBunny is a "VP of Creative Consultancy... Unofficially" and looking to join a team with less than three members. - more details
    • @Moon_Alex: Hello! I am coding-skilled person and I need an artist and a game designer to team up with.
    • EXAMPLE: ( Member ) is a ( Skill ) looking for a ( Other Skill )...


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    The more people that enter the jam, the more fun we'll all have! Spread the word far and wide. Use the hashtag #GMCJam on Twitter (and other social media networks), join the Discord Chat, and talk about your games on the GameMaker Reddit. You are, of course, encouraged to talk about the Jam as much as possible here on the GameMaker Community. Create a devlog on the Work In Progress forum if you dare, and definitely post your thoughts, comments and memes in this very discussion topic!

    You can also change your signature to tell other GMC members about the jam:

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  2. Siolfor the Jackal

    Siolfor the Jackal Member

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    Thunderous!
    I wonder how many jams until we run out of good adjectives!
     
  3. Relic

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    Time flies by so fast! Jam time again. Gonna have to miss this one as my spare time is committed to the upcoming release of Nation Breakers: Steam Arena but I’ll be keeping an eye on what comes out of this jam.
     
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  4. HayManMarc

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    Time? What's that? I've forgotten what it's like to have time for game dev. I wonder if I can come up with a super simple idea.... If so, I might try to participate. Maybe. I hope.
     
  5. Toque

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    Yeah hope to get a little game in.
     
  6. Detective Pixel

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    Get Hyped.
    *Insert Dance Here*

    Not going to be able to participate, but I'll sure keep my eyes on everyone's games. :potato:
     
  7. lolslayer

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    I might actually be able to participate for once :0
     
  8. GameDevDan

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    _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _ _
     
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  9. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    MOVING STARS IN SPACE
     
  10. Cloaked Games

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    Man, I really really want to do a game jam, but that's also a whole weekend when I could work on my main game, which is near completion...
    We'll see how I feel when the time comes. I think it depends on if the theme fits the genre I want to make.
     
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  11. lolslayer

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    Code:
    RAVING WORMS ON DRUGS
     
  12. dadio

    dadio Potato Overlord Forum Staff Moderator

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    Oh man, If that really was the Theme, I’d be in with all the bells on.
     
  13. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    Your signature is 2 jams out of date Dadio, get with the times
     
  14. Relic

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    Caught under my pants
     
  15. Toque

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    Funny and then......awkward. Then funny again.
     
  16. KPJ

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    Creepy thing in there
     
  17. Earth Traveler

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    Please grant us hints
     
  18. The M

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    Finish first or lose
    Arrive there on time
    Attack ofthe un dead
    Really wanna be rich
     
  19. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    @The M But... but there are 5 letters in the last word! >.<

    (also, is it just me or we're about a week away from the Jam? This "please grant us hints" guess makes a lot of sense...)
     
  20. Lukan

    Lukan Gay Wizard Freak

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    I'm a little sad because I have work literally every day of the jam, but some of them are short shifts so I should be able to get something small done!
     
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  21. The M

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    5!? This changes EVERYTHING!
    Finish first or loses
    Arrive there on times
    Attack ofthe un deads
    Really wanna be richs

    Fixed! :D
     
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  22. Cloaked Games

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    My favorite.
     
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  23. IndianaBones

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    Wheres those #$ clues
    
     
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  24. HayManMarc

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    Themes?...

    STUPID GAMES OF CLOWN
    HARBOR BOATS OF GLORY
    TRAINS HYPED BY COLOR
    WAFFLE STORE IN CHILE
    FRENCH TOAST OF MIGHT
    HIPPIE DUDES ON BIKES
    GLOOMY DUCKS IN WATER
    GEORGE WANTS MY SPOON
    FRIEND SHELF IS HEAVY
    GIVING MONEY TO BEARS
     
  25. Siolfor the Jackal

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    Those two are my favourites.
     
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  26. The M

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    Unique power of magic
    Cannot clear it alone
    Butter taste is great

    Definitely one of these!
     
  27. GameDevDan

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    This is a proper good use of a guess. Just for that I will give you more letters.

    _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ O _ _ _ / O _ / _ _ _ _ _
     
  28. Alice

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    My subsequent guesses:
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    ATTACK PORES ON TITAN
    REMAKE SOUND OF VINYL
    CHOOSE DOGGY OR KITTY
    MELLOW GOATS ON HILLS
    Also, might I remind you that the following earlier guesses of other people still work:
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    RAVING WORMS ON DRUGS ~ lolslayer
    HARBOR BOATS OF GLORY ~ HayManMarc
    FRENCH TOAST OF MIGHT ~ HayManMarc
    Unique power of magic ~ The M
     
  29. IndianaBones

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    The theme is still wide open - too many possibilities to narrow it down based on those two letters.

    But surely it has to be:
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    ATTACK BOARS ON BOATS
    
    :)
     
  30. KPJ

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    Code:
    FRENCH ROACH ON GOATS
     
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  31. Earth Traveler

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    CREATE VOWEL ON PIZZA
    ADVISE COACH ON PLAYS
    REMOVE ROADS OF PARIS
     
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  32. GameDevDan

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    It may surprise you to know (or not) that no one is even remotely close :D
     
  33. Toque

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    Dan can I buy a vowel?
     
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  34. The M

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    What!? Then how about these?

    Twenty sorts of candy
    Moving north or south
    Battle robot on Venus
    Create sound or music
     
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  35. Earth Traveler

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    You mean it ISN'T "Attack Boars on Boats"??? although I guess that would be pretty narrow...

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    Thieve coins on boxes
    Shreds boxes or vases
    Create house of stone
    Insert iotas on forum
     
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  36. SilentxxBunny

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    Stand back... I'm going to try something unorthodox:
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    AAAAAA AOAAA OA AAAAA
    I don't know HOW but theoretically having a computer use "recursion" might help us narrow down the options a bit... Right?
     
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  37. Siolfor the Jackal

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    CODING COBOL OR BASIC
     
  38. Cloaked Games

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  39. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    @SilentxxBunny If you dont have 3 members I'd like to join

    theoretically you could run a dictionary hack on the given letters and find all the possible words
     
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  40. SilentxxBunny

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    I should clarify that a bit... I'm not looking to build a team, but I'd love to join someone else's (for the experience of meeting new people, and for the fun of it.)

    I have no tangible skills to offer: I'm not a good programmer, artist, or composer. I can offer you a fresh perspective, outside-the-box ideas, and creative solutions to problems. I poop out new game ideas the way that unicorns poop glitter... It's a blessing and a curse, lol.

    I have plenty of "rapid-prototyping" experience. In 2014 my friend and I made a game a week for a few months: https://fiatgames.us

    That's what I was thinking , too...

    https://design215.com/toolbox/wordpattern.php helped me come with this:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...unCcOvbgziqIryciqJxTH2NWmsk/edit?usp=drivesdk but it's got a 500 result limit (probably due to the way they setup their query to their database) and I can't easily find a good alternative. Anyone can edit that Google Spreadsheet by the way. Go crazy with the cheese-whiz, friends.
     
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  41. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    No worries man, goodluck on the jam

    When we get more letter hints imma take a crack at the dictionary cypher bruteforce thing (im good at names)
     
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  42. SilentxxBunny

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    That wasn't me saying no, by the way.
    I simply have the desire to lead a project right now - but I'd love to collaborate with another capable creator (or team.)

    So... Touché @EvanSki. If you've got room for a "wild-card" in your team - don't be a stranger. Good luck with the cypher, too. Feel free to post any relevant information in the communal spreadsheet. All of us is smarter than any of us.
     
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  43. GameDevDan

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    _ _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ _ / O _ / _ _ _ _ Y
     
  44. The M

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    ...
    Twelve hours of party
    Battle honor or glory
    Create money on money
     
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  45. SilentxxBunny

    SilentxxBunny Epsilon

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    Let's hope not. :bash:
     
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  46. Earth Traveler

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    I'll mix two of M's into the true final answer:

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    CHOOSE HONOR OR MONEY
     
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  47. NightFrost

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    CHOOSE SORDS OR SORCY
    Ok, that' wasn't my best.
     
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  48. Siolfor the Jackal

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    Guys, I've got it.
    GAMBLE MONEY ON BOOTY
     
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  49. Relic

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    Was it you that made a brawler with gambling elements a few jams back? If so, have you considered seeking help for your addiction? ;-)
     
  50. Siolfor the Jackal

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    I can stop whenever I want.
     

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