You can read it here https://github.com/GreenXenith/minetest ... TMORTEM.md.
Thanks again to everyone that contributed and participated!
2021 Minetest Game Jam Results1st place: Alter by yaman ($360)
2nd place: Subway Miner by AFCM ($216)
3rd place: Little Lady by Just_Visiting/ExeVirus ($144)
Congratulations to the winners, and congratulations to everyone that made an awesome game! Now that the jam is over, go fix those bugs and add more features!
Full details here: https://github.com/GreenXenith/minetest ... RESULTS.md
Judge notes here: https://github.com/GreenXenith/minetest ... E_NOTES.md
Announcing ... *drumroll* ... the 2021 Minetest GAME JAM!
This is the first "legit" game jam for the Minetest community, and we hope it brings a few new games to the collection. We also hope it goes well enough to host more of these in the future!
Why should I be excited?
- Sharpen your game making skills!
- Play new games made by the community!
- Money prizes!
- It's fun, right???
- It's easy!
What do I do?
Your goal is to make a small, complete, self-contained game experience.
Some examples of the size of game we are looking for:
- https://content.minetest.net/packages/J ... labyrinth/
Need game ideas? How about:
- Racing game
- Farming simulator
- I Spy (or Where's Waldo?)
- Business simulation (tycoon game)
- Tower defense
- Battleship (or another board game)
When is it happening?
(All dates are 00:00UTC)
- The game jam starts December 1st.
- Development time ends December 22nd.
- Rating begins immediately after, and ends December 31st.
- Results will be totalled and announced January 1st
How do I participate?
Simple: Submit a game to the Content Database by the deadline with the tag.
If you are on a team, choose one person to submit your package. Make sure to list all your team members!
Only one submission will be counted per participant (the last one submitted) You could be on multiple teams and by yourself to have multiple submissions.
The tag will not be available until December 1st! Releases made before December 1st will be disqualified!
Packages will be held until work time ends and then approved to open for ratings.
- Game must be created entirely within allotted time-frame
- You should not be building off of an existing game (like MTG)
- Pre-made libraries/assets must be documented somewhere
- Third-party libraries and assets may be used, but core gameplay must be own work
- You must document which content is made by you and which is not (can use licenses to document)
- We highly recommend using git submodules for third-party libraries
- Teams are allowed (any size allowed, participants may participate in multiple teams and individually)
- Submissions must follow CDB Guidelines
- Game must be compatible with latest stable version at start of the jam (Dec. 1st, 5.4.1)
- CDB Packages must be tagged appropriately (event tag)
- Participants found unfairly influencing reviews will be immediately disqualified, but their package (if submitted) may remain as a regular CDB package
Rating and Scoring
On December 22nd all submissions will be approved (if they meet CDB guidelines) and opened for playing/rating.
Play and review submission with the event tag. Your +1/-1 will contribute to the community score for each package.
A panel of judges will also score each package. This will be combined with the community score and objective rubric to produce a final score.
Here are some subjective things you should keep in mind that the judges may be looking for.
- Innovation: What's different about your game? Are the mechanics new and clever? Is there unexpected gameplay?
- Gameplay: How intuitive is your gameplay? Is it a fun one-sitting game or hours of emergent gameplay? Is it captivating?
- Content: Is your game super polished? Or is there a lot to explore?
- Audio/Visuals: Did you make beautiful art or music? Is the game style cohesive? Can you charm anyone with your programmer art?
- Stability: How well does your game run? Are there any unexpected crashes? Are there any warnings in the console?
Wait, objective rubric?
These are bonus criteria that will add to your score. Not completing these will probably harm your package in the final rankings.
- The game is stable enough to play. Any bugs or crashes should not hinder main gameplay (+5%)
- Package has a public git repository. Mercurial is cool, but we use git in this house (+3%)
- The game works out-of-the-box. No extra configuration, external programs, or trusted mods. (+2%)
What will I win?
Bragging rights! A cool game! Oh, and some money!
The top 3 winners will win portions of the prize pool.
Current Prize Pool: $720
Portions are subject to change, but you can expect roughly 50%/30%/20% for 1st/2nd/3rd.
Winners will be contacted for payment address (PayPal account, charity, or other participant).
PayPal is required to receive prize funds. This is mostly for international and accessibility reasons. Alternatives may be suggested at payout, but will only be used at handler's convenience. Crypto will not be considered.
For more details on prize handling (ties, teams, etc.) see full details.
The prize pool is funded by community contributions. Those that wish to contribute should contact GreenXenith (via forum, Discord @ GreenXenith#3232, or Reddit).
By participating and/or contributing, you understand and accept that prize money will be aggregated and distributed by a private third-party (GreenXenith) through a secondary proprietary third-party service (PayPal) to you (the contestant) or the destination of your choice, at the discretion of the private handler (GreenXenith).
Who are the judges?
- Hugues Ross
- Krock (SmallJoker)
- MinetestVideos (Nathan Salapat)
Who's in charge of this thing?
Me (GreenXenith), though it is the brainchild of MisterE.
Myself, my Discord staff, and a few other community members (rubenwardy, MisterE, MinetestVideos, ElCeejo) helped plan and flesh out the event details.
If you have any questions, ask here or in response to any other announcement on other platforms!
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