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  1. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    A E I O U Y A E / I O Y U / O I / E A W H Y

    The theme is vowels
    and not adding microtransations to AAA games
     
  2. SilentxxBunny

    SilentxxBunny Epsilon

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    Wow, this took a dark turn at the end.

    On a related note: @EvanSki have you seen Baseketball? It's on Netflix - watch the opening and tell me that isn't exactly what's happening to video games...

    Less important (but more pertinent) have you found a team yet?
     
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  3. GMWolf

    GMWolf aka fel666

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    You guys are picking those dates on purpose right?
    It's the same day to need to hand in my master's thesis :/
     
  4. HayManMarc

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    _ _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ _ / O _ / _ _ _ _ Y

    RESCUE HORSE OR MOMMY
    ADVISE MORON OF STORY
    DECIDE COLOR OF HAPPY
    OBTUSE MONKS ON DAIRY
    LITTLE DOPEY OX RELAY
    HOMAGE POEMS OF HONEY
    RETAKE TOTOS OZ POPPY
    MOROSE LORDS OF PINKY
     
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  5. Toque

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    The first step is admitting you have a problem.
     
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  6. SilentxxBunny

    SilentxxBunny Epsilon

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    I don't know how this game works. Are we using "Wheel of Fortune" rules? I can't solve the puzzle, but I do declare that the first word is "Rumble" I'm taking an educated guess based on the fact that this is a "Thunderous" GMC Jam.

    The next step is accepting the problem... right? :confused:
     
  7. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    I can not knot, I have not
     
  8. Relic

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    TWELVE HOURS OF STORY
     
  9. Earth Traveler

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    I really really hope this isn't it
     
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  10. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    Imagine :D GMC Jam 34, number of entries: ZERO

    Anyway, here's some letters:

    S _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ _ / O F / _ _ _ _ Y
     
  11. The M

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    Building on HayManMark's suggestions:
    Decide moral of story
    Revere godly ox deity

    Wow, ninjad with new letter reveal :eek:
    Guess it could be Subtle moral of story
     
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  12. NightFrost

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    Code:
    SOURCE CODER OF UNITY   <-- the secret is out!
    SQUARE BOXES OF AGONY
    SINGLE GOTHS OF SAVOY
    SCHEME LOADS OF MONEY
    SIMPLE HOPES OF GLORY
    SUBTLE COSTS OF CANDY
    
     
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  13. Relic

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    I like a combination of @NightFrost's suggestions

    Subtle Costs of Glory
     
  14. curato

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    I am pretty sure I have a copyright on that from the games I wrote in my childhood :p
     
  15. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    Pixels?
     
  16. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    Code:
    SAVAGE WORLD OF RUGBY
     
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  17. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    S A D D L E / W O M E N / O F / F O L L Y

    Probably the best guess google has given me
     
  18. Earth Traveler

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    Code:
    SERENE BOXES OF GLORY
    SQUARE BOXES OF GLORY
    SQUARE MORAL OF STORY (???)
    SQUARE ROOTS OF FIFTY
    SINGLE WOMEN OF PARTY (clear right answer)
    STRIKE HONOR OF ENEMY
    SUBDUE POWER OF ENEMY
    SCRIBE TOMES OF FUNNY
    SCARCE COINS OF ITALY
     
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  19. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    So I ran through word guess algorithm (wither or not its good idk but)
    Here is my results
    http://www.hanginghyena.com/wheeloffortune

    Best Guesses:A:40% Z:36% I:32% J:32% M:32%

    sizzle comix of jumpy
    squire comix of tizzy
    sizzle comix of jimpy
    suckle jorum of jumpy
    suckle comix of jumpy
    sizzle colza of jumpy
    suckle comix of jimpy
    squire colza of tizzy
    squire colza of jimpy
    suckle colza of jump
    sizzle comix of tizzy
    suckle colza of jimpy
    suckle comix of tizzy
    suckle jorum of jimpy
    squire colza of jumpy
    squire jorum of jumpy
    squire jorum of jimpy
    suckle jorum of tizzy
    squire comix of jimpy
    squire jorum of tizzy
    suckle jorum of tizzy
    squire comix of jimpy
    squire jorum of tizzy
    sizzle jorum of jumpy
    sizzle colza of tizzy
    sizzle colza of jimpy
    sizzle jorum of jimpy
    suckle colza of tizzy
    sizzle jorum of tizzy
    squire comix of jumpy
     
  20. The M

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    Sombre zombi of meaty

    This has to be it!
     
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  21. HayManMarc

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    S _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ _ / O F / _ _ _ _ Y

    SLEEVE HOLES OF BOSSY
    SPRITE BORNE OF FANCY
    STRIKE FORCE OF MERCY
    SENATE WORMS OF CRONY
    SOLACE SONGS OF WORRY
    SCRAPE GOOPS OF DOOKY
     
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  22. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    I forgot how wacky some of the responses could get when we just do missing letters and not full clues :D

    No one has even come remotely close to the theme still, which is interesting... should mean everyone is surprised when it's revealed :)
     
  23. The M

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    Ok, let's try again:
    Settle world of today
    Simple words of reply
    Single color of candy
    Staple wonka of willy
     
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  24. pixeltroid

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    SUBTLE MOVES OF.......
    SINGLE MOVES OF.....
     
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  25. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    S I M P L E / P O I N T / O F / S T O R Y
     
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  26. Earth Traveler

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    This is unbelievable. How could nobody be even close with this many guesses??? must be more words out there than I thought...

    Code:
    STAPLE MOXIE OF BELLY
    SUBTLE POSTS OF DANNY
    STABLE COMPS OF PLEBY (bad)
    STAPLE BOXES OF ITALY
    STABLE HORSE OF FAIRY
    
    Although on second thought these guesses aren't likely to get us any closer...
     
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  27. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    So, I have been pretty busy these last few days...
    [​IMG]

    The screenshot here is from a utility for preparing entry to send to a Jam, all from a single place. It allows setting up all the main files already recognized by the current Jam Player (executable, readme, afterword) and also includes some additional properties that would be recognized by the new Jam Player, once it would be made (thumbnail, game post link and such). You can also export the entry to a ZIP package.

    Of course, using this wouldn't be obligatory, much like it's not required to include readme/afterword files in the first place. Rather, it's a simple tool for those who want to make sure their submission is properly recognized by the Jam Player. It should prevent problems like readme filenames not automatically recognized by the Jam player (like "Read me") or invalid title/authors being listed for the entry.

    The important point is, the files generated by this can be used for both the existing Jam Player and the potential future Jam Player, so even if I won't make it in time with the latter, it's still useful for the former.
     
  28. Siolfor the Jackal

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    That's awesome, @Alice
    Also, I really want to see you make Savage World of Rugby now.
     
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  29. FrostyCat

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    Looks like "square roots of unity" to me (i.e. -1 and 1).
     
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  30. BaBiA Game Studio

    BaBiA Game Studio Member

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    SINGLE POUCH OF MONEY
     
  31. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    Outstanding work! You put so much effort into making the GMC Jam what it is, I really appreciate that!

    Meanwhile the Jam is tomorrow so I'm going to give you all one last letter (then you have to wait ~27 hours for the reveal when the jam starts muhahaha)

    S _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ T / O F / _ _ _ _ Y
     
  32. HayManMarc

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    S _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ T / O F / _ _ _ _ Y


    SIMPLE ROBOT OF LIMEY
    STAPLE DONUT OF DANNY
     
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  33. Relic

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    Satire point of today
     
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  34. IndianaBones

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    SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY
    SUBDUE DOUBT OF ENEMY
     
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  35. Relic

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    That’s pretty good actually, one of the few grammatically sound suggestions
     
  36. Siolfor the Jackal

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    Got a new puppy last week and I have two exams on the last day(as per usual) but I'm hoping I still will find some time to make something.
    My coding is probably heaps rusty since the last two jams I only did art and music for Alice(who did a wonderful job each time), but I'm looking forward to doing some jam coding again.
     
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  37. ParodyKnaveBob

    ParodyKnaveBob The Laughing Rogue

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    Square rooot of unity? $:^ D


    Addendum: @IndianaBones' "single point of entry" really does sound like a serious contender. I'm curious to see if this one stands the test!
     
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  38. IndianaBones

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    It reads like a proper sentence...but...not sure what kind of games could be made from it...yet...
     
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  39. FrostyCat

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    I proposed "square roots of unity" when the clue looked like this: S _ _ _ _ E / _ O _ _ _ / O F / _ _ _ _ Y

    Now that GameDevDan revealed the 11th letter as T, that guess is out the window now. Still, the idea I had this morning for a game about "squares" and "roots" can still work with "point" after a minor adaptation. Can't wait to start on it tomorrow. Even if it turns out to be completely different, the idea is still good enough for a casual game to release elsewhere.
     
  40. Nacky Slocker

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    I told my bro I might enter this one... usually I help him with his own projects, but I think Imma try enter my own.

    Also,
    SIMPLE COUNT OF GLORY
    SINGLE POINT OF STORY
    SERENE JOINT OF SCARY

    Hmmm... We'll see!
     
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  41. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    Alright, here is the first beta build of GMC Jam Entry Packager: https://www.dropbox.com/s/djpemc83gxfe9x5/GMC Jam Entry Packager.zip?dl=0

    Feel free to play around with it, check if it works as expected and provide feedback (whether things work well, or maybe something should be fixed or even there's a crash).
    Of course, I'm aware there are some areas that could use improvement, but there are still things I may have overlooked, and based on the feedback it'd be easier for me to prioritise some features.

    (just for the record, I strongly recommend starting out with setting up an entry folder with Entry >> Create Entry; once it's built, the rest should hopefully be intuitive enough)
     
  42. pixeltroid

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    hey. I've never participated in a game jam but I'm interested.

    - I use GM 1.4. Is it allowed?
    - whats the theme? Its already the 22nd where I live!
    - what do I do with the GMC entry packager?
     
  43. FrostyCat

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    Please read the rules and specifications on the first post.
    • Any version of GM is allowed, all the way down to legacy 1.0 if you really want to knock yourself out. Though I would caution against legacy 6.0 through 8.1 due to potential issues on Windows 10.
    • The start time clearly states 12:00 UTC. It doesn't matter what your local time zone is, if UTC isn't past 12:00 then it hasn't started yet.
    • It's a tool for you to create packages for submission to the Games topic, which will open when the event is live. As an example of what it looks like, this is the one from the last event.
     
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  44. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    Another build: https://www.dropbox.com/s/djpemc83gxfe9x5/GMC Jam Entry Packager.zip?dl=0

    Changes since last build:
    - fixed an important bug with importing ZIP files (specifically, the ZIPs with files packaged directly, rather than inside a folder)
    - added link button to the Post Link
    - added Team Name field
    - added message after successful exporting and also set default directory and filename for the ZIP saving window
     
  45. GameDevDan

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    3 hours and 47 minutes to go!
     
  46. Gizmo199

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    Dang! I'll be literally going to sleep as soon as it starts! Ugh! I at least got one full day off during the jam so I can put in some major work! Can't wait!
     
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    I have to work every day of the jam. :(

    Maybe I can make a 5 minute game? I'm having my doubts.
     
  48. GameDevDan

    GameDevDan Get Gyro Boss DX Moderator GMC Elder

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    Several of my previous jam games have been made in a few short hours for various reasons.

    Profanity Bot was made in a few hours because I had food poisoning most of that weekend, Just Pop Bubbles was made in a couple of hours because work at YoYo had kept me busy, Blabbit in the Headlights and Ballooning over the Ocean were made in 3 hours each, and the greatest game of all time - Spud Pump - was made in just 1 hour!

    If anyone feels they can't enter because it'd be a bit of a crunch / bad for their health that's fine & you should look after yourself. But if you're really keen to enter and you have a few hours spare, don't let the time constraint stop you! You can still make something goofy / fun even if it's not gonna win :)
     
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  49. Alice

    Alice Toolmaker of Bucuresti Forum Staff Moderator

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    It's jam time
     
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