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BramJam Game Jam #1!
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bramley (194)

Hey all! Anthony here!
Today is the start of the first ever ‘BramJam’ Game Jam! These jams will happen every few months, and will have varying themes. Before I get into this, I’d like to mention that this is not an official Repl.it Codejam, rather something fun I’d like to try with the community.

So, without further ado, the theme is:
STICKING TOGETHER!

I’m sure you’ve heard of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and during these trying times, it’s important to stick together, whether it be through a screen or window. I’d like to promote this idea with a game jam! Take this as figuratively or as literally as you please.

The jam will start right now and submissions will be expected by 12:00 PM CST (GMT-5) on June 3rd, 2020.

The judges are:
Your’s truly (@bramley) - I’m hosting the thing
@mreconomical - Creator of so many things idk where to start
@eekboi - Popular creator on Repl Talk, basically besties with Amjad
@lilykhan - 2nd place winner of 9th Repl.it Codejam and 1st place of 10th
@pieromqwerty - Creator of piero.css, StoryBored

Your submission will be judged upon 5 main criteria, worth a maximum of 5 points each.

  1. Theme-matchability
  2. Creativity
  3. Entertainment
  4. Replay Value
  5. Code Cleanliness

Now, onto the fun part, prizes!
1st Place: Any one of these Packt Kindle e-books under 30 USD (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=packt&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss_1) or Raspberry Pi Zero W or 200GB SanDisk microSD Card and a .com domain
2nd Place: Any one of the Packt e-books $25 or under or 128GB SanDisk microSD Card
3rd Place: 32GB SanDisk microSD Card

I hope you’re as excited as I am! Please note that all languages are accepted. I’m also sorry if the prizes are a bit lame. After all, the BJGJ doesn’t have funds like Repl.it.

When submitting, either DM me on Discord (@bruhmley#2873), on Twitter (@bruhmley), or use #BJGJ when posting on Repl Talk.

Have fun!

P.S. Ignore the repl lmao
EDIT: People on the Repl.it Discord server (https://repl.it/discord) have been asking if they can use Unreal Engine or Unity. As long as you can get it functioning on repl.it, it's all good. I'm pretty sure you can get Unreal running with emscripten in HTML so that'd be OK. If I have to download your game it's automatically disqualified.

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CodeLongAndPros (954)

’m also sorry if the prizes are a bit lame. After all, the BJGJ doesn’t have funds like Repl.it.

PI 0 W

How is that lame?

syflexer (467)

So i have no idea where i can find the results for the compition cause i cant use discord

Sandysink (3)

wait am i to late!

Sandysink (3)

i didn't finish :(@Sandysink

bramley (194)

@Sandysink I'm accepting late submissions, so don't worry!

sugarfi (488)

when do the results come out?

rediar (318)

When is it over pst

rediar (318)

@rediar oh it’s over oh well

Sandysink (3)

when does the jam end

bramley (194)

@Sandysink 12:00 PM on June 3rd CDT. So today

DynamicSquid (2666)

@bramley when does the judging end? I don't have discord, but @SpicedSpices said it was today. Do you know what time?

SpicedSpices (218)

@DynamicSquid

apparently he has to judge 6 more so it might take a bit

rediar (318)

Can we get an extension until June 4th or something?

bramley (194)

@rediar No, sorry. I already extended it by 2 days.

AmazingMech2418 (692)

I probably won't be able to compete in this one, but, for the next one, does it have to be a game or can it be just an app?

bramley (194)

@AmazingMech2418 Next one will be a game jam, but your game can include app-like elements (i.e. GTA 5 phone apps).

AmazingMech2418 (692)

@bramley The main reason I was asking is because I'm not very good at coming up with ideas for games. I'm better at identifying a need and creating an app to fix it.

ChezCoder (1483)

i have a tiny feeling this was derived from the WEEKLY challenges

SpicedSpices (218)

What is the replay value?

bramley (194)

@SpicedSpices When the judges judge, when they're done will they want to come back? Also, will they notice anything new?

bramley (194)

@syflexer Looks nice upon first glance! I'll check it out a bit more in a bit. Remember, there's still around 5 days left, so you can use that time to troubleshoot and expand!

syflexer (467)

@bramley oh for some reason i though the competition was gonna be done in like 2 days its due on June 1st right

bramley (194)

@syflexer I extended it to June 3rd

syflexer (467)

@bramley oh okay i will work on it a bit more then

CodeSalvageON (527)

Can the game be online multiplayer?

bramley (194)

@CodeSalvageON Of course! That would be really cool!

AmazingMech2418 (692)

I think I might try it. If it were just a code jam instead of a game jam, I'd definitely join though. I'm just not very creative when it comes to games.

BuzzawJHKE (19)

I would very much join, but the only way that I'd ever stand a chance is if I used Unity or Khan Academy Processing JS

bramley (194)

@jhke Great! If you're using Unity, make sure you use their web player or whatever. You'll be disqualified if I have to download your game.

BuzzawJHKE (19)

@bramley, I said that I would not be able to join.

ChezCoder (1483)

Yes! Something to prove how much I absolutely suck at programming :D

eekboi (266)

@ChezCoder i mean you dont suck at getting cycles it seems. So go right ahead :)

HerculukeZeEpic (181)

Am I allowed to use python with turtle or just python?

bramley (194)

@HerculukeZeEpic Anything is fine, as long as you submit a game

sugarfi (488)

Can I submit multiple times?

bramley (194)

@sugarfi No, but you can compile all of the things you've made onto 1 repl and we'll accept it as 1 submission.

KobeFF (412)

@bramley Can the free .com domain be an option for 2nd and 3rd place too? Also I can't find you on the repl.it discord server, so I had to 'friend' you in order to contact you.

bramley (194)

@KobeFF No, sorry. For this first jam I wanted to see how many people would participate before I start dropping way more money. 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be better for the BJGJ2.

KobeFF (412)

Guess I'll have to get 1st place if I want the .com domain...

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you posted this since...

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@bramley i mean you posted this repl since

bramley (194)

@Zuhdi28 Oh the repl. I didn't have anything else and I needed something for this post.

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@bramley oh ok

mkhoi (286)

This is interesting, i'm in!

JBYT27 (107)

Just a question, how would you submit it?

bramley (194)

@JBYT27 When posting to Repl Talk, use #BJGJ, DM me the repl link on Twitter (@bruhmley), or DM me on Discord (@bruhmley#2873).

JBYT27 (107)

When I see this....

"IM JOINING RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!"

Sandysink (3)

is this jam only for unity?

Sandysink (3)

can i use pygame?

mkhoi (286)

@Sandysink Im pretty sure you can use anything as long as it works in replit

DannyIsCoding (523)

Count me in! I love this idea! It's so exiting 😃

rediar (318)

What’s “Replay Value”

bramley (194)

@rediar How much a judge wants to come back to your game, or how much new stuff they'll notice when replaying

IreTheKID (277)

Only 5 days, is it too much to ask for an extension? Maybe a week?

bramley (194)

@IreTheKID Yeah I'm thinking about extending it. It all depends on other events that I can't control. I'll announce a decision tomorrow.