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Topic: Kongregate / ★ Kongregate Game Jam ★ - May 27 to June 3

Originally posted by JTtheLlama:
Originally posted by jmtb02:

I think so! I’ll be around so I might get something out.

So you’re not judging, John? If Kong staff take part, are they able to win? I bet that makes getting the prizes to them easier. :P

I’ll probably judge and make too, but my stuff won’t count. I just like contributing! It’ll be great!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ★ Kongregate Game Jam ★ - May 27 to June 3

Originally posted by Bluji:

Will (some of) Kong’s house developers be partaking in the jam?

I think so! I’ll be around so I might get something out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ★ Kongregate Game Jam ★ - May 27 to June 3

Originally posted by Holy2334:

What flavor is the Jam? I hope its grape flavor. :o

Yes how did you know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ★ Kongregate Game Jam ★ - May 27 to June 3

Does this mean that I cannot use a third party library like GreenSock for tweening?

Totally ok. This rule is geared towards third-party assets that remove a ton of the lifting in some incredulous way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ★ Kongregate Game Jam ★ - May 27 to June 3

woof
something will be posted in this post soon

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ★ Kongregate Game Jam ★ - May 27 to June 3



We’re having a game jam!

Specifically, we’re having a 7-day game jam. We’re excited to make some sweet, sweet games together.

As the first game jam, we want it to be awesome. We’re pulling out (most of) the stops. We’re awarding honors. We’re even giving out some cool prizes. And best of all, you keep anything you make. Period. This is for fun, so let’s have fun!

Calendar

Jam Start: Friday, May 27, at 5pm PST

Entries Due: Friday, June 3, at 5pm PST

Judging/Audience voting starts: Saturday, June 4, at 5pm PST
Judging ends: Wednesday, June 8, at 5pm PST

Winners/honors announced: Thursday, June 9, at 5pm PST

Official Theme
Announced here on Friday, May 27, at 5pm PST

Submit Game
Link will appear here on Friday, May 27, at 5pm PST


What is a Kongregate Game Jam?
Hey, some people have never participated in a game jam and might not know what it is!

Game jams are events for developers to create concepts, often based on a theme or idea, in a short span of time (typically a few days to a few weeks). What they build is completely up to them, all they have to consider is the theme or constraint of the game jam. Jammers can work in a team or individually on their games. When the game jam is over, they share their work and let anyone play their newly hashed games!

Our Kongregate Game Jam will be a one week game jam based on a theme (To be announced!) with several theme modifiers. The best games to come out of the jam will get small rewards and honors for their work!

Participation/Joining
Any individual or team who wants to! Stay updated in our Kongregate forums (right here)!

Jam Theme
Judges pick the theme and will be announced at the top of the post at the start of the jam!

The theme for the jam will be announced the moment the jam officially starts. Games are expected to stick to the theme, and how closely is up to you. Games that execute good design, artwork, and take into account the theme the strongest will be most eligible for honors and prizes.

The Modifiers
We’ll also offer several modifiers that can enhance your game jam theme. It’s up to you whether or not use use the modifiers, they’re here to give you some challenges and ideas for making your game stand out, or just to try something new!

Example game theme: You are a boat
Modifier #1: Hey look, a dolphin!
Modifier #2: Orange the fruit, or the color

If you don’t want to participate in the modifiers, no worries. Modifiers are for your own benefit, it does not affect your ability to win an award.


Requirements
All games must be submitted to Kongregate.com through the specified link (above) and published before the end of the game jam. The game should be functional and running in-browser. You can submit early if you like. You can submit late, but you’ll be ineligible for prizes. And you’ll still be considered in-the-jam because we’re inclusive like that.

We don’t care what technology you use to build your game, but make sure it runs in the browser. Flash, Haxe, Unity, Gamemaker… it’s up to you!

Please, no executables or physical board games… we just don’t know how to play these or host these on Kongregate.


Prizes and Honors
All developers who participate in the game jam and submit a substantial game will get game jam bling on their profile. The top of each category will get a Kongregate T-shirt and a year of Kong Plus subscription. The 2nd and 3rd place of each category will get honorable mention, with a special game jam bling for their profiles.

Best Graphics (3 Awards)
The top 3 games that showcase amazing art direction and animation.

Best Audio (3 Awards)
The top 3 games that show exemplary music and sound design throughout production

Best Interactivity and Feel (3 Awards)
The top 3 games that feel exceptionally fun and feel great to play.

Most Innovative (3 Awards)
The top 3 games that push boundaries and innovation in game design

Best Theme Integration (3 Awards)
The games that most adhere to theme and theme modifiers

Audience Awards – (3 Awards)
Three awards will be given to the most popular game jam games, as voted on by the Kongregate community.

Judges Awards
Each of the judges can award a specific game with a unique award, in a category of their choosing (for example, Best Story). These winners will each receive Kong Plus and a T-shirt.

Best of Jam – (3 Awards)
The best games of the jam will receive Kong Plus, a T-shirt, and an awesome award certificate. Additionally, the top game will be featured on our blog with developer interview


Jam Judges
We’ll be picking a mix of judges from the Kongregate/Launchpad team as well as others from the Kongregate community. The specific judges and their profiles will be posted here shortly. Everyone can participate in the audience award.


FAQ
How much does it cost to enter?
It’s free!

Is there a physical location or meetup for this event?
There is not. This is an internet-hosted event. If you want to meet up with others to make games that’s on you.

Can I recycle old code? Base libraries? What about leftover assets?
The spirit of the competition is to build something awesome in 7 days from scratch. You’re free to use any base code or tools to get started, but abstain from using third-party assets. If you don’t have an artist and are worried about art, find one! We’ll make a careful judgement over what qualifies or not.

You do not have to show/share your code at the end of the jam. This is a trust exercise, please don’t break the rules.

What if I’m late?
Any game that is submitted late will be still included in the game jam but will not be eligible for honors. We like to be inclusive and we know some are just not on time.

Who owns my project?
You do. You made it, it’s yours.

I don’t have a team how do I team?
Please matchmake in a separate thread, preferably in the Collaboration Forum.

Who do I email for private questions?
You can PM jmtb02 (me). If they’re more broad questions, feel free to ask here.

Can I start early? I have track practice…
No! Start when the theme is announced.

Will there be a future jam?
Based on the participation of this jam we’ll consider doing additional ones, nowhere as a frequent as GiTD (a jam on Kongregate, if you don’t have time for this one!)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by Onewa7:

I hope Kong won’t endlessly mock us now with many more Stabby-shaped Kongpanions.

We never mock.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / wow kong way to be original

What?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Announcing Launchpad X: New Program to Fund Experimental Games

Originally posted by Ruudiluca:

Super cool!

But why are you using Google Docs for applications? An on-site application form would look much better and more professional. :3

GOOGLE DOCS ARE THE BEST DOUBLE TRUE

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition: Donks shouldn't be declared "Kongpanion of the Year"

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

Walter > Donks

I think we might be able to cook up a background for Walter…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition: Donks shouldn't be declared "Kongpanion of the Year"

Originally posted by Heather:

signed
Everyone knows Samantha is the real 2015 Kongpanion of the year and of our hearts!

Samantha is a funny way of spelling Donks

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition: Donks shouldn't be declared "Kongpanion of the Year"

Originally posted by BrainpanSonata:
Originally posted by jmtb02:

Holy2334, Donks told me YOU TOLD HIM that he was Kongpanion of the year and we got that put up. So who’s lying here?

You really gonna trust anything the winning candidate says in a rigged election?

Donks has never lied to me, why would Donks lie to me now?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition: Donks shouldn't be declared "Kongpanion of the Year"

Holy2334, Donks told me YOU TOLD HIM that he was Kongpanion of the year and we got that put up. So who’s lying here?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] Come celebrate 100K games on Kongregate! FINAL ROUND!

I hope you guys make good decisions regarding blue animals

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Live Event] Kongpanion Live Draw with Jimp on 5/5/15

Originally posted by Holy2334:
Originally posted by FlyingCat:
Originally posted by Holy2334:

Jimp again huh? If I’m not there (because I’m not sure if I will be or not) this important question must be asked:

What is the progress on the fire breathing office chair kongpanion?

What happened to your loyalty to Stabby?

I have to fite jmtb02 to get him on the list. He is already made and everything. Jimp is the one responsible for drawing the fbock (Bad acronym) Fire Breathing Office Chair Kongpanion.

One day Jimp will make it. It will be a great day.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition for no more dog kongpanions

Evaluating this petition we’ve decided to cancel all normal Kongpanions and just make Dogpanions from here on out. Thanks for your feedback!

No that’s not true. We just really like dogs, that why you’ve seen so many. We have a lot of other animals coming up.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / *Official Announcement* [Kongregate Live Event with Samntha ¿¿¿] In 20 Mins

We have a live event today this time I’m not going to lock myself out of the media room!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition for no more dog kongpanions

We’re done making Crow Kongpanions, notice has been given

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition for no more dog kongpanions

We’re only going to make Crow Kongpanions until further notice

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Live Event] Kongregate Live with Tony Lavelle! (date updated: 3/6/15)

Yep, totally locked myself out of the room. That happened.

We have small rooms we use for meetings or recording these events + KongregateTV. For some reason the room locks (even though its a room we would NEVER lock), so it ended up somehow locking itself. There was panic because it was 10 minutes before event start and poor Tony was all alone on the live chat that was ready to start.

Luckily we found the key.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Just so its on the record, this is my favorite Kongpanion ever

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Hey! Just for funsies I made a Kongpanion Avatar Maker so you can put your Kongpanions into your avatar. Check it out :)

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Kongregate/kongpanion-avatar-maker

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by Superjak45:

You know, I was actually far too disappointed that the flavor text (in this case, mayor of blubber) didn’t mention egg men at all…

I didn’t want to rip-off lyrics, I felt like the play-on words in the name was enough

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] The Cuteness Overload Quest!

Yeah if we gave you two you would all be like “why not three?”, so yeah just one. Also don’t give in to IAmTheCandyman’s panda teasing, you all know Raphanin is the best Kongpanion…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Special Event] Kongregate Live with YAYitsAndrew! Sept 25th

Thanks for coming everyone! We have events with Juicy Beast (Burrito Bison, Toto Temple, Knightmare Tower), Berzerk Studios (Frantic Frigates, Homerun in Berzerkland, Sands of the Coliseum), and more upcoming, if you have any guests you want on Kongregate Live feel free to suggest!