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xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:49 am UTC
by XavierKCD
Hey everyone! :D

I'm hosting xkcd Game Jam from November 17-20 2017, where you create a game in a weekend based on your favourite xkcd comic or 'what if?' article!

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I'll also be giving out some Steam game prizes (out of my own pocket) for top-ranking entries and participants who give good feedback, and I've arranged a long list of YouTubers/streamers to play and give feedback on your entries.
Also, we have a Discord community for the jam which you should totally join!

This jam is of course a tribute to the awesome work of Randall Munroe, and hopefully he'll see all the awesome xkcd-inspired games that get created 8-)

It'd be awesome to see you all participate!
And even if you can't, let's use this thread to discuss what xkcd comics would make interesting games :idea:

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
by XavierKCD
This starts in less than a week! There should be some really interesting xkcd-inspired games for you all to play later next week :D

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:19 am UTC
by raudorn
Are you promoting this anywhere else? The forums are almost dead nowadays, so I'm not sure how many people you can reach here.

Generally I'm interested in participating (as it is a nice warmup for Ludum Dare two weeks later), but maybe not. University schedules are always so fickle. *sigh*

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:01 am UTC
by XavierKCD
raudorn wrote:Are you promoting this anywhere else? The forums are almost dead nowadays, so I'm not sure how many people you can reach here.

Generally I'm interested in participating (as it is a nice warmup for Ludum Dare two weeks later), but maybe not. University schedules are always so fickle. *sigh*


Yup! I'm promoting it all over the place, and we've got over 200 signups so far so it seems to have worked :P

Would be great to see you join in, even if it's just something short and simple!

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:01 am UTC
by chridd
Don't start working on the game prior to the game jam, as it isn't fair to other participants starting from scratch. However, you may use publicly-available assets if you have permission and mention this when submitting (there'll be a textbox).
You can use any engine, including one you made yourself.
• If I have some code from other games that isn't game-specific (e.g. some keyboard handling and code to keep a constant framerate) does using that count as using an engine or starting early?
• Do I need/have permission to use xkcd comics themselves? (My current idea has almost all of the art taken directly from xkcd.)

(Edit: Hope it is allowed, since I've already started.)