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THEME:

SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY




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)



  • 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!



  • 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!


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?


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 )...


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!

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Relic

Member
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.
 
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.
 

Lukan

Gay Wizard Freak
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!
 

Alice

Toolmaker of Bucuresti
Forum Staff
Moderator
My subsequent guesses:
Code:
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:
Code:
RAVING WORMS ON DRUGS ~ lolslayer
HARBOR BOATS OF GLORY ~ HayManMarc
FRENCH TOAST OF MIGHT ~ HayManMarc
Unique power of magic ~ The M
 
@SilentxxBunny If you dont have 3 members I'd like to join
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

theoretically you could run a dictionary hack on the given letters and find all the possible words
That's what I was thinking , too...

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gCwELBLdNmwgg66gunCcOvbgziqIryciqJxTH2NWmsk/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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EvanSki

King of Raccoons
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/spreadsheets/d/1gCwELBLdNmwgg66gunCcOvbgziqIryciqJxTH2NWmsk/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.
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)
 
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)
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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