GoGodotJam – Festival with a Jam | November 2021

The Jam

At a Glance

GoGodotJam is a Game Festival with a Jam. For the span of a full month, there will be an event every single day.

Dates

  • 1st Nov – 5th Dec: Festival
  • 19th Nov – 30th Nov: Game Jam
  • 1st Dec – 4th Dec: Voting & Streaming
  • 5th Dec: Wrap-up

The events will be presented either in a livestream format or a premiere video, both allowing realtime engagement with the content creator as well as the community.

The topics that the events will cover range from tutorials, tips & tricks to interviews and more. If you are looking for the events, go here.

You can find out more about the previous edition of GoGodotJam here.

If you are interested in joining the Game Jam, then continue reading. On this page you will get all the information needed.

Join the Jam!

The hub of this event is this website. Here is you will find any information about it.

For games management, uploading, voting, etc, we use itch.io. There is also where you will need to register. 

Rules

Allowed

  • Participate Solo or with a Team
  • The reuse of code, previously made assets
  • You can, and we encourage you to start learning Godot even before the contest starts

Useful

  • Make sure you have a web version of the game
  • Follow the theme of the jam
  • Make sure your game works when submitted

Your game will miss ratings by not making sure you followed these ones.

Important

  • Only submissions created using Godot Engine will be accepted
  • Only submissions for this jam are allowed
  • Don’t submit already created games! Instead, create the game during the specified Jam period
  • Your game must not infringe any third party’s rights or trademarks​ (music, assets, etc)
  • No late submissions are allowed. Be sure to check the itch.io’s counter as this is the most accurate one
  • By submitting your game to GoGodotJam2 you acknowledge that the music used is safe for streaming
  • Not allowed: discriminatory, offensive, or NSFW content or behaviors or that does not abide by the Godot Code of Conduct

By submitting your game to GoGodotJam2 you keep the rights and intellectual property for your game
By submitting your game to GoGodotJam2 you give your consent for our streamers to stream your game in the official events

Theme

The theme of the Game Jam will be announced on the 19 of November (UTC0).

Voting

  1. Technical – Does the game work? Does the game show off the engine? Does it do anything particularly impressive? Is it feature rich?
  2. Artistic – Is it pretty? Are the sound and visuals effective and fitting? Is the style coherent to the gameplay? Are the text boxes legible?
  3. Design – Does the game teach you how to play it? Do the mechanics make sense?
  4. Gameplay – Is it fun? Does the difficulty scale? Are there accessibility options? Have I played the same game before or is it innovative?
  5. Theme – Does the game fit the theme? Is it surface level or is the theme at the core of the game?

Prizes

The total amount of prize money will be based on what was earned in the Fundraiser (there is an unlikely possibility for it to be $0).

The distribution will be as follows:

  • 1st place: 45% of the prize pool
  • 2nd place: 32% of the prize pool
  • 3rd place: 23% of the prize pool