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xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) - winners announced!

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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Results are out! :D

You can go play all the winning games here (for free!): https://itch.io/jam/xkcdgamejam/results


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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.)

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

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:29 am UTC
by XavierKCD
chridd wrote:
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.)


Yeah it's fine to use any previous non-game-specific code!

RE: using xkcd comics, according to xkcd.com's about page it seems like that'd be fine, as long as it's non-commercial.

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

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:32 am UTC
by chridd
XavierKCD wrote:RE: using xkcd comics, according to xkcd.com's about page it seems like that'd be fine, as long as it's non-commercial.
Wait, I think I may have misinterpreted something. When it says "if you have permission" did you mean from the person who made the asset? (That would probably make more sense than how I interpreted it. I thought it meant that we had to get your permission in order to use any assets...)

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

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:18 am UTC
by XavierKCD
chridd wrote:
XavierKCD wrote:RE: using xkcd comics, according to xkcd.com's about page it seems like that'd be fine, as long as it's non-commercial.
Wait, I think I may have misinterpreted something. When it says "if you have permission" did you mean from the person who made the asset? (That would probably make more sense than how I interpreted it. I thought it meant that we had to get your permission in order to use any assets...)


Yeah, of course you should have permission to use any assets you use :)

By the way, the jam is over and there are over 90 entries which you can all play here: https://itch.io/jam/xkcdgamejam/entries

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) - winners announced!

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:26 am UTC
by XavierKCD
Results for the game jam are out! https://itch.io/jam/xkcdgamejam/results

Let me know if you try them out!