GAME JAM

You'll have roughly 2 weeks to make a NEW casual game. Will YOURS be the best?

Official Rules (PDF)
Entry Form (PDF)
PLEASE use the GameCreators Discord for real-time communications. (https://discord.gg/theplaycoin)

Pitch Contest

Create an exciting pitch for a web-based casual game. A pitch will be a doc with some details, any kind of concept art, even just stuff drawn on napkins, can even include a video of you talking about it. The pitch entries will be screened and then voted on by both judges and the community!
You won't need to create this game to enter the Pitch Contest, just pitch it and you could win a prize for the pitch alone and call it a day.
Whether or not your pitch is selected as a finalist you can go forward with the Game Jam using your pitch idea and build your team/recruit others in the Discord!

Game Jam/Contest:

You'll have roughly 2 weeks to make a NEW casual game. No existing projects allowed. We'll ask for private github links in final submissions to enforce this.
Unity Asset Store templates and assets will be allowed. When the games are finished, we will request permission to publish them on our upcoming Play Arcade site, where you will have the opportunity to monetize them using Rally Creator Coin (we'll show you how to integrate!)
Final Game Jam Games submissions must be published in Unity for WebGL.
Even if your pitch doesn't win a prize, you can move forward with it in the Game Jam and it could be a possible winner as a Wild Card entry if it gets enough votes from the community.

What is happening, and when?

$PLAY Game Jam Announcement in Game Dev FB Group Jul 19, 2021
Repost Announcement Jul 21, 2021, Jul 23, 2021, Jul 26, 2021, Jul 28, 2021, Jul 30, 2021
Pitch Submissions open on Aug 1, 2021through Aug 6, 2021
Initial pitch screening Aug 7, 2021 toAug 9, 2021
Top pitch announcement Aug 10, 2021
Community voting period from Aug 10, 2021 through Aug 13, 2021
Finalists announced Aug 14, 2021
Team assembly and work begins Aug 16, 2021
1st live video on progress Wednesday Aug 18, 2021
2nd live progress video Friday Aug 20, 2021
3rd live progress video Monday Aug 23, 2021
4th live progress video Wednesday Aug 25, 2021
5th live progress video Friday Aug 27, 2021
Final live progress video Monday Aug 30, 2021
Final project submissions sent by midnight PST on Aug 31, 2021
Live final prize video on Friday Sep 3, 2021

PLEASE use the GameCreators Discord for real-time communications. (https://discord.gg/theplaycoin)

GAME JAM RULES

  • Open to USA, UK, Canada, and Europe. Void where prohibited.
  • Must be 18 or older or have verified Parental/Guardian consent. No Sexual, hateful, harmful, nefarious or otherwise inappropriate content allowed.
  • ThePLAYcoin team has the right to disallow entries on a per case basis.
  • English language games only
  • No inclusion of anything that breaks a law or violates someone’s rights. Example: No likenesses allowed.
  • Must use legally licensed software, content, and process.
  • All content used must have licensing/rights reserved or copyright for use. If you aren’t sure if you can use it, then don’t use it.
  • Each team accepts and agrees to not hold PLAY liable for any and all aspects of this event.
  • If a person or team feels issue with the process, then the team agrees to silently depart from the event without further mention of the event.
  • No bad behavior. No ill will. Before, during and after.

HERE’S THE PROCESS
Three-step application process:

  1. Form application - reviewed by the PLAY Team, ‘good’ applications move forward
  2. Pitch review video
  3. VOTING will be based on a mix of judge votes and community votes. Any attempts to create fake accounts for the sake of voting will result in the game being removed from consideration.

Instead of pure community votes, VOTING will be based on a mix of judge votes and community votes. Any attempts to create fake accounts for the sake of voting will result in the game being removed from consideration.

Teams get 2 weeks to develop game from scratch, but are allowed to use any template or asset in the Unity Asset Store (and ONLY the Unity Asset Store)
6 update videos during the weeks, Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 1 hour live streams
Final show, 2-hour final presentation of the game, live voting, with winner determined LIVE at the end of the show
ALL games suitable for release will have the option to publish on the upcoming PlayArcade site and be integrated with Rally Creator Coin for monetization

$10K+ Prizes:
1st Place Pitch $1,000
2nd Place Pitch $500
3rd Place Pitch $100
1st Place Game $5,000
2nd Place Game $2,000
3rd Place Game $1,500
4th Place Game $1,000
5th Place Game $500

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